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Helpful Hints

For extensive curriculum and program changes, an introductory letter explicitly stating and giving a rationale for the changes, background of proposal, and intent is advised with appropriate supporting documentation.

The appropriate approval form should be completed in its entirety before reaching the Office of the Registrar.

Each curriculum committee should assume that its primary role is to expedite the approval process.

School/College curriculum committees are encouraged to develop a tracking system, enabling them to follow the status of a course or program.

For presentations of lengthy program and/or curriculum revisions or new programs, a departmental representative should attend the Academic Affairs Committee monthly meeting and be available to answer questions.

All areas of program and course proposals should be reviewed for completeness and inclusion of required information such as department name, degree and/or minor, option, course number, text pages, etc.

Errors, which frequently cause a course proposal to be tabled or rejected for future action, are principally related to clarity and consistency between the catalog description, prerequisites and co-requisites, course justification, learning objectives, and syllabus. If contradictory information is supplied and the college representative offers no clarification, the course may be tabled for action until clarification is available.