WHAT IS A NEW COURSE?
New courses are those developed in areas not previously explored in the curricula of various academic departments. It is considered a new course if it meets one of the following criteria:
Please Note: A Selected Topics course being regularized shall be treated as a new course proposal. IT IS NOT A REVISION TO AN EXISTING COURSE.
PROPOSAL FOR NEW COURSES:
All proposals for new courses (this includes courses being *regularized) are subject to the course proposal approval sequence outlined below.
For regularizations (making a Selected Topics course a permanent course offering) complete all of Section I and Section II of the Course Proposal Form. You must also address all of the questions on Side B. If approved, these courses may be offered during the fall semester of the subsequent academic year.
Prior to sending the proposal to the Senate Committee on Curricula the following must take place:
This must be completed before the proposal is forwarded to the Senate Committee on Curricula. The Committee will withhold approval until the library submission has taken place.
[See Side B, #3]
APPROVAL OF NEW COURSES:
Approval is required of:
PROPOSAL FOR COURSE CHANGES:
All proposals to change or inactivate existing courses are subject to the course proposal approval sequence outlined below. If approved these courses may be offered during the following academic year.
Exception: Curriculum changes that are approved by the Senate after February are not effective until the spring semester of the next academic year. For example: A course approved by the Senate in March 2013 cannot be scheduled until Spring, 2014.
APPROVAL OF COURSE CHANGES:
Approval is required of:
AFTER COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL:
All curriculum proposals must be approved by the school/college committee before they can be sent to the University Senate Curriculum Office. If they haven't received the necessary approval(s) they will be returned.
The deadline for all curriculum proposals to reach this office, if the school/college is planning to offer the course(s) and/or program(s) in the subsequent academic year is
IMPORTANT: Curriculum changes received by the Curriculum Coordinator after November 1 will not be guaranteed placement on the committee's agenda during the fall semester.After Senate approval the new curriculum is set up in PeopleSoft Catalog. All curriculum changes go into effect the academic year following that in which they were approved.