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Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee


Scope of work

The work of the Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee (UPCC) encompasses the following:

The process for creating a minor, concentration, or certificate:

  1. Begins at the department or school
  2. Is approved by the college curriculum committee
  3. Is approved by the associate dean or dean
  4. Is reviewed and recommended by the UPCC
  5. Is approved by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and transmitted to Student Records.

The UPCC does not address graduate specializations, concentrations, or programs (Graduate School), or the creation of new degree programs (i.e. majors), which are routed through the Program Creation and Reorganization Review Committee (PCRRC). See the Graduate School site (link here) or the Faculty Senate site (link here) for more information.

Policy for completing revisions and/or supplying additional information

The UPCC process requires timely responsiveness on the part of chairs/directors seeking review and approval of new courses, modifications, and related actions. All revisions must be completed, and/or all additional information must be supplied, within 30 days of the chair/director’s receipt of UPCC feedback. If revisions are not completed and/or additional information is not supplied within that span, the item(s) under review will be returned by the Associate Provost’s office to the college curriculum committee or associate dean for future UPCC resubmission. This policy is effective November 1, 2013.

Retention Policy for UPCC Documents at Academic Affairs:

Academic Affairs will keep electronic copies of all UPCC forms. Paper copies of UPCC forms will be kept for 5 years at 201 Alumni Hall. For more information please contact Melinda Pelletier, 581-1591

Important Reminder

New Course Proposals are due to Melinda Pelletier in the Provost Office two weeks prior to the next UPCC meeting.

2014-15 UPCC Meeting Dates

All meetings Tuesday's near the end of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in room 112 Alumni Hall unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday September 30th

Tuesday October 28th

Tuesday November 25th


Tuesday January 27th 2015

Tuesday February 24th 2015

Tuesday March 31st 2015

Tuesday April 28th 2015

Tuesday May 19th 2015 **Please note this is NOT the last Tuesday of the month. **

Reminder: Course proposals are due in the Provost’s Office 10 days prior to the meeting date.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 201
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1591 | Fax: (207) 581-1633E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System