All new courses coming from either the Undergraduate Academic Programs Committee or the Committee on Graduate Studies must not be offered until one academic term has elapsed between the date of the course's approval and the beginning of the term the course is to to offered. This policy is by authority of the Vice President for Academic Affairs' discretion concerning the offering of classes and thus any exceptions to the policy must be made to that office.
Proposals for curriculum changes are normally initiated by an approved advisory group or a department and require approval by the departmental faculty and the appropriate college dean. Undergraduate changes are sent by the dean to the Undergraduate Academic Programs Committee. Graduate curriculum changes require the approval of the graduate faculty of a college (or the advisory board authorized in the by-laws of the college) and the appropriate college dean before being sent to the Committee on Graduate Studies. Cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses need the approval of both the undergraduate and graduate committees.
The form and content of the documentation required to obtain Senate Committee approval can be obtained from the dean of the appropriate College.
Proposals must be sent to the committee before November 1 if the proposed
changes are to be printed in the next edition of the University catalog.
Course or Program Addition, Deletion or Modification Request Form