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Current Curriculum Discussions

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Documents

Note: course documents are located on the specific course page


Related Links

View the Complete List of Curriculum Proposals


The Process for Courses

There are four basic steps for creating a change in the college curriculum: the proposal is created, it is sent out to the college for feedback, it is put through the approval process, and, if successful, it is implemented. Details of these steps can be found at Policies and Procedures on Credit Curriculum (PDF) or on the procedures page.

Step 1: Creating the Proposal (using the local curriculum page)

  • Log in
  • If you are just starting the process,
  • Find the course in the course list, click on the "[form]" link and edit
  • If you'd like to share the proposal with others (your department and other stakeholders), save the draft and email them the URL.
  • When the proposal is ready, submit it.
  • If you accidentally click the 'submission' button at the bottom of the form and you aren't yet ready for the proposal to be put on the Discussion Board, just email the Curriculum Committee Chair and tell them to wait until further notice.

Step 2: Campus Feedback (using the Discussion Board)

  • This step is handled by the Curriculum Coordinator
  • When a proposal is on the Discussion Board, it hasn't yet officially been submitted to the Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee only votes on proposals after they've been approved by the respective department. This departmental approval can happen during the time it's on the Discussion Board, or before it gets put on the Discussion Board.

Step 3: Formal Approval Process

The approval is done within the Curriculum Central system, overseen by the Curriculum Coordinator. Changes cannot be made at this step, so if changes are required, the proposal would be sent back to Step 2. The approval levels are as follows:

  • Approval Level 1. The Department
  • Approval Level 2. The Curriculum Committee
  • Approval Level 3. The Faculty Senate
  • Approval Level 4. The appropriate Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Approval Level 5. The Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs
  • Approval Level 6. The Chancellor

Step 4. Implementing Approved Proposals

  • This step is handled by the Curriculum Coordinator

The Process for Programs

Step 1: Write a memo describing the program

Step 2: Campus Feedback (using the Discussion Board)

  • This step is handled by the Curriculum Coordinator

Step 3: Formal Approval Process

The approval is done within the Curriculum Central system, overseen by the Curriculum Coordinator. Changes cannot be made at this step, so if changes are required, the proposal would be sent back to Step 2. The approval levels are as follows:

  • Approval Level 1. The Department
  • Approval Level 2. The Curriculum Committee
  • Approval Level 3. The Faculty Senate
  • Approval Level 4. The Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Approval Level 5. The Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs
  • Approval Level 6. The Chancellor

Step 4. Implementing Approved Proposals

  • This step is handled by the Curriculum Coordinator

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page last updated: February 14, 2014

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