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AbstractThis paper describes ongoing efforts to institutionalize course committees that are charged with overseeing the administration of undergraduate courses in a college of engineering in a mid-size university. Course committees were formed to address the need for formal collaboration among faculty to support educational processes, especially outcomes assessment and curriculum renewal. A critical component of the model is the empowerment of committees to maintain the learning objectives and to verify the instruction for each departmental course. The committees are also charged with maintaining and revising the assessment instruments and performance targets. Instruments developed to formalize and institutionalize the process are also described.