2.04-1 Program Curriculum Process

Undergraduate and graduate program coordination, curriculum development and review are the responsibility of the department head.*  Proposals to change approved majors, minors, or certificates must follow the following approval process:  A proposal should initiate with the faculty in the department qualified in the field of the discipline of the program.   A proposal should include the existing requirements and the proposed revisions and will require review and approval by the department head.  For graduate programs, the graduate coordinator will be included in the review process prior to approval by the department head.  After approval by the department head, the changes are submitted to the school or college for consideration and approval.  After approval by the dean of the school or college, undergraduate changes are submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction for approval.  The Office of Curriculum Systems in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction reviews the proposal to ensure that the requested revisions are in compliance with University and Board of Regents policies.  After approval by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, the revisions are included in the program requirements in the online Bulletin.  After approval by the dean of the school or college, graduate program changes are submitted to the Graduate Program Committee, full Graduate Council, and then to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction for review and approval.

 

* In schools and colleges that do not have departments, this will be the responsibility of the dean or associate dean and will initiate with the faculty in the department qualified in the field of the discipline.  Interdisciplinary programs will be the responsibility of the dean or associate dean and will initiate with the faculty in the department qualified in the field of the discipline.

Sources:
  • Office of the Vice President for Instruction, December 2010