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Forms & Procedures

Academic units have primary responsibility for determining the University’s undergraduate and graduate course inventory. Upon review, Academic Affairs Committee normally approves recommendations for new courses and deleting existing courses from the inventory. However, proposals for new courses may potentially duplicate in one or more respects the course offerings of other academic units or more generally raise academic concerns. The deletion of existing courses may affect other academic units, including degree requirements and the program of course requirements as would typically be listed in the undergraduate catalog. This process is intended to facilitate appropriate levels of communication between academic units and the university-wide review of courses, programs, and degree requirements. In addition, new course approvals must meet general university guidelines, such as appropriate level of course offering and academic rigor, course prerequisites, and, when applicable, general education requirements. A formal proposal for a new course or for deleting an existing course must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department and college or school curriculum committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee. Proposals for new courses and for the deletion of existing courses carrying both undergraduate credit and graduate credit must be submitted to Academic Affairs Committee following procedures contained herein.  Additionally, this committee approves name changes of academic departments.

Begin here: Academic Approval Process for Program Proposals

The links below provide forms and procedures regarding course proposals:

***An updated syllabus must be attached to all new and revised course forms***

The links below include general information regarding the course and program approval process: