2.04-2 Course Approval Process

Proposals to create new courses or propose course changes must follow the approval process in the online course approval process system (CAPA).  A proposal should initiate with the faculty in the department qualified in the field of the discipline of the course.  A new course or course change proposal requires review and approval by the department head.  After approval by the department head, proposals are submitted to the school or college for consideration and approval by the school/college curriculum committee and dean.  After approval by the dean of the school or college, proposals are submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction for review.  Graduate courses are submitted to the Graduate School for consideration and approval by the Graduate School Curriculum Committee before being submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction for review.  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 and submits the proposals to the University Curriculum Committee for consideration.  After approval by the University Curriculum Committee, the new and revised courses are included in the online Bulletin.  Requests to include new or revised courses in undergraduate and graduate programs must follow the Program Curriculum Process.   

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