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Committee on Undergraduate Education

The purpose of the Committee on Undergraduate Education, which reports to the Provost, is as follows:

  • coordinate relevant faculty board committees to improve the education at Caltech for undergraduates;
  • provide a forum for analyzing and discussing the undergraduate academic issues that supersede any one faculty committee;
  • provide oversight on issues associated with undergraduate teaching;
  • work with the Academics and Research Committee (ARC) to organize, coordinate and facilitate follow-up to the biennial Student Faculty Conference and on other issues of mutual interest;
  • assist with accreditation reviews.

The Committee Chair will be the Vice Provost overseeing academic issues. The Committee will be comprised of:

  • the Chair of the Faculty
  • chairs of the following faculty board committees - Undergraduate Academic Standards and Honors Committee, the Core Curriculum Steering Committee, the Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Policies Committee;
  • the Vice President for Student Affairs;
  • the Dean of Undergraduate Students;
  • the Registrar;
  • the Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Outreach
  • the student chair of the Academics and Research Committee, plus two additional student representatives;
  • at least one faculty member from each Division.