|New Course Proposals and Deletion of Existing
Academic units have primary responsibility for determining the University's undergraduate course inventory. Upon review, the University Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee normally approves recommendations for proposing 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. The following process is intended to facilitate appropriate levels of communication between academic units and the university wide review of undergraduate courses, programs, and degree requirements. In addition, new course proposals must meet general university guidelines, such as appropriate level of course offering and academic rigor, course prerequisites, and, when applicable, general education requirements and writing across the curriculum 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, the college or school faculty if required by that unit, the University Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee, and the Faculty Senate.
Proposals for new courses and for the deletion of existing courses
carrying both undergraduate credit and graduate credit must be submitted
to the Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee following the
procedures contained herein and to the Graduate Council following the procedures
established by that Council.
Course Numbering System
0-99 Precollege-level courses.Procedures and Guidelines for Preparing New Course Proposals and Deletion of Existing Courses
The following establishes the procedures and guidelines for proposals of new courses and the deletion of existing courses from the University's inventory of undergraduate courses:
I. New Course ProposalsProcedures for Submitting Course Inventory Requestsa. Submit a Course Inventory Request FormII. Deletion of an An Existing Course*
An original and eighteen copies of the Course Inventory Request Form and course syllabus (for new course proposals) attached to each Form should be submitted through the dean's office of the department's college or school to the Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee. At the same time, the dean's office should provide copies to all other deans of colleges and schools to be made available for additional review by curriculum committees, departments, and faculty and to the Office of the Provost, and other university offices as deemed necessary by the Office of the Provost and the Council of Deans.
A flowchart of the curriculum and academic policy review process for proposing new courses and deleting existing courses is contained in the following (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader):
Guidelines For New and Existing Courses