For assistance with curriculum proposals, please contact your appropriate associate dean

Appendix B: Sample Timeline for Program Proposals

Steps after department and department chairperson approval Typical time needed to complete
1)   Dean’s office review 2 weeks minimum. To expedite the process:
  • consult with the dean’s office prior to development of proposals.
  • have a complete, correct and readable proposal
Steps 1-4 may be done concurrently.
2)   Office of the Registrar, degree audit, and transfer consultation 2 weeks.
3)   Consultation with appropriate departments/units 2 weeks. May take longer if issues are raised and responses are required
4)   Library subject specialist consultation, if needed for graduate programs 1 week
5)   College committee(s) review 2 or more weeks depending upon:
  • how frequently the committee meets
  • how many levels of review are required
  • whether the proposal must be sent back to the department for changes
6)   College dean approval 1 week
7)   If educator licensure program, Teacher Education Committee review 2 or more weeks depending upon:
  • how frequently the committee meets
  • whether the proposal must be sent back to the department for changes
8)   Office of Academic Affairs and publication in Academic Notes as proposed 1-2 weeks, depending upon:
  • when the proposal arrives in relation to the publication schedule for Academic Notes
  • if there are questions or issues on resources, wording, completeness, etc.
9)   Curriculum and Academic Affairs (CAAC) or Graduate Council review (full review only) 2 or more weeks depending upon:
  • when the council/committee meets
  • if the proposal must be sent back to the department for changes
10)   Faculty Senate approval if needed (full review only) Several weeks depending upon:
  • when the proposal arrives in relation to the Senate schedule
  • if there are questions or issues
11)  Provost approval 1 week, unless there are questions about resource issues or unexpected problems
12)   Trustee and ICHE approval if needed (new programs only—full review) Several months depending upon:
  • when these boards meet
  • if there are questions or issues
13)   Publication in Academic Notes as approved 1 week