Submitting a Curriculum Proposal
submit a proposal, click on an appropriate link under
You may start a proposal and
save it to return and work
on it at a later time. It may be advisable to compose the proposal in a word
then cut-and-paste into
the proposal form as needed.
Depending upon the proposal type, you will be warned
about what files will need to be attached with
the proposal in later steps. Click CONTINUE.
the appropriate information in the fields provided. Below are
all the fields. Your
proposal, depending upon its
type, may not include all of these form fields.
Contact Name: Your full name and/or the individual to which all inquiries
Contact Email Address: An email address is required for proposal tracking and communication.
Division: Select the principal division in which this curriculum proposal
will reside. If the proposal affects
more than one
division be sure to indicate this in the proposed
Degree/Certification: Select the degree or certification affected.
Major/Minor: Select the major or minor affected.
the CIP code for the proposed course. CIP codes must be
entered for all new courses, programs, and emphases. You
may need to contact the Registrar's office for help.
Subject and Number:
Select the course catalog title and enter the course
number (Check with the Registrar for an available number
before submitting a new one).
Course Catalog Title:
Enter the title of the course affected by the proposal
or, if a new course
is being proposed, enter the name
you wish the new course to be addressed
Enter the short title of the course up to 22 characters
maximum by which the course will be listed on schedules,
Enter the number of credits required
completion of an existing degree or program or enter
number of credits for the proposed program or enter the
number of credits for the course affected by the
proposal or if this is a new course, the proposed
List any proposed changes in the prerequisite courses here.
Be sure to indicate in the PRESENT field the current
Select whichever option matches the proposed course
exists, or, if for a new course, as you wish it to exist
if the proposal isaccepted.
New Course Capacity: If you are proposing a new course, enter the number
students to be allowed to enroll in the course.
Gen Ed Course: Check this box if the course affects GE.
Writing Across the Curriculum: Check this box if the course affects WAC.
Clearly state the present condition for the course
program that is being addressed by this
Proposed: Detail the full extent to
what is being proposed by this
Justification: Provide rationalization
for the necessity or importance
of this curricular
that each proposal will be reviewed by
many different parties up to the SBOE, so clearly state
Catalog description: If the curriculum
proposal affects the description
of a course as it
appears in the
catalog (e.g. change number of credits,
pre-requisites, change catalog description,
select “Revised” and
enter the catalog
description as it should appear if the proposal is
change in catalog description is
necessary, select “Existing” and leave
the field below
empty. If a new
course is being proposed, select “New”
enter the catalog description you wish to accompany
Implementation Time Frame and Resources
Impact on Division
Detail when you wish
this change to occur (i.e. by what term
do you want the
change to take place) if the
proposal is accepted and
any impact this proposal will have on the
division and/or college. Please
consider any resources
that might be affected (e.g. faculty workloads, fiscal
responsibilities, etc.) and any
outside divisions that
might be affected (e.g.
service courses, pre-requisites,
cross-listed courses, etc.).
committee identifies as affecting additional divisions,
outside that of the
no indication has
been made in this field will be returned to
It is not the Curriculum
Committee’s responsibility to
parties that might be affected by a
curriculum action, nor is it the
responsibility to serve as arbiter between divisions
affected by curriculum
should be made
to handle such matters prior to submitting
Following completion of the proposal, and prior to
clicking the “save and continue”
button at the bottom
page, please review your proposal for
errors and ensure you have filled out the
form as you
will be prompted for any required attachments at this
successful submission of your proposal, your division
chair will be notified and you may come back
system at any point to review the progress of any
proposal submitted using your email address.
Electronic record must be written to the database. A
signed hardcopy is NOT a suitable replacement for
the generation of the electronic record.
proposal requires significant changes between first and
reading, the original author may be
resubmit a new proposal.
Minor changes to the proposal
between first and second reading can
made by the
Proposals that have significant impact on more than one
see the approval of all involved