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|Name and Link to
|Rife, Jason||School of Engineering||Associate Dean||2015-2020||Chair|
|Adler, James||Mathematics||Assistant Professor||2012-2017||Mathematics Representative|
|Aeron, Shuchin||Electrical and Computer Engineering||Assistant Professor||2015-2020|
|Atherton, Tim||Physics and Astronomy||Assistant Professor||2015-2020||serving Spring 2017 only|
|Dorfmann, Luis||Civil and Environmental Engineering||Associate Professor||2014-2019|
|Guyer, Samuel||Computer Science||Associate Professor||2013-2018|
|Kanarek, Robin||Psychology||Professor||2014-2019||HA/SS Representative|
|Leisk, Gary||Mechanical Engineering||Senior Lecturer||2015-2020|
|Omenetto, Fiorenzo||Biomedical Engineering||Professor||2014-2019|
|Shultz, Mary Jane||Chemistry||Professor||2016-2021|
|Stephan, Jennifer||School of Engineering||Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising||2016-2017|
|Viola, Mary||Gordon Institute||Professor of the Practice||2011-2017|
|Yi, Hyunmin||Chemical and Biological Engineering||Associate Professor||2013-2018|
|Rabia, Rabia||TCU Senate||Undergraduate student representative||2016-2017|
|Meaney, Dorothy||Tisch Library||Associate Director||Ex officio, nonvoting|
|Johnson, Betsy||Student Services Center - A&S||Assistant Registrar||Ex officio, nonvoting|
|Lowe, Carmen||Undergraduate Education||Dean of Academic Advising and Undergraduate Studies||Ex officio, nonvoting|
|Proctor, David||History||Senior Lecturer||LA&J Curricula Committee representative|
|Williams, Darryl||School of Engineering||Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education||Ex officio, nonvoting|
The function of the School of Engineering Curriculum Committee (SOECC) is to serve as a liaison between the Faculty of Engineering and the registrar's office, acting on change requests for both undergraduate programs and specific course descriptions. Changes in graduate programs are handled instead by the School of Engineering Graduate Studies Committee.
Committee members include representatives from each engineering department appointed by the respective department chair. Membership also includes representatives of specific departments in the School of Arts and Sciences that serve engineering interests, including faculty members from math, physics, and chemistry, as well as a representative from the social sciences or humanities. The arts and sciences representatives may be appointed by the Committee on Committees. There is also a student representative, typically appointed by the TCU Senate. Any full-time voting-eligible faculty member of the School of Engineering may serve as a representative for engineering. Any fulltime voting-eligible faculty member of the School of Arts and Sciences may serve as a representative for arts and sciences. The typical term of appointment is six years, though repeat terms are common at departmental discretion.
The committee meets at minimum once per month in the fall and spring semesters, typically two weeks before the next scheduled School of Engineering faculty meeting that will process the results of committee deliberations. This committee is appropriate for tenure-track faculty members.
It is extremely important that every Engineering department be represented at each committee meeting, whether by the appointed departmental representative or a proxy. In the event that an appointed representative cannot attend a committee meeting, the representative is encouraged to recruit another department member to attend as a temporary department representative. In that case, please inform the committee chair of the proxy choice. Proxy representatives have voting responsibilities.
Open Attendance Policy
Unless otherwise noted, committee meetings are open to all voting faculty in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, although only committee members can vote. Faculty responsible for specific change requests are especially encouraged to attend the meeting at which their request is considered.
Forms and Documentation
The following is a downloadable form for submitting requests to the Curriculum Committee and, for convenience, the form for cross-listing a course, which should be routed to the assistant registrar. Refer to the guidelines above regarding procedures, approvals, and other protocols for submitting a request.
|SEMESTER HOUR UNITS FORMULA (based on one full semester):|
|# Hour Units||How it's calculated|
|1 semester hour unit||1 hour or 50-90 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 2 hours homework per week (or 3 hours per week of combined instruction, practice, and rehearsal for performance-based courses; or 15 hours of instruction/contact over semester plus 30 hours of homework over semester)|
|2 semester hour units||2 hours or 100-140 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 4 hours homework per week (or 7 hours per week of combined instruction, practice, and rehearsal for performance-based courses; or 30 hours of instruction/contact over semester plus 60 hours of homework over semester)|
|3 semester hour units||3 hours or 150-190 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 6 hours homework per week (or equivalent)|
|4 semester hour units||4 hours or 200-250 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 8 hours of homework per week|
|5 semester hour units||5 hours or 250-290 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 10 hours of homework per week|
|6 semester hour units||6 hours or 300-340 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 12 hours homework per week|
|7 semester hour units||7 hours or 350-390 minutes per week of instruction/contact, plus 14 hours homework per week|