Office of the Provost
and Vice President for
Academic Affairs

Curriculum Approval Procedures (CAPS) Manual for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses and Programs

Conceptual Framework  for Curricular Development

Purpose of Curriculum Review
Assumptions About Curriculum Review

Assumptions Guiding the Review process

Processes of Review
Procedural and Administrative Activities
Deliberation and Decision Making
Auditing

Program Change: Structure and Function

Consultation and Collaboration
Communication and Feedback
Auditing Process

Roles at Various Levels:
Academic Program
Department
College
University
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Committees/Councils
State
International, Off-Campus and Distance Programs
Curricular Change Implementation, Student Learning and Accreditation
Feasibility and Expediting Review

Final Actions

Programs

Deadline and Timetable Consultation
New Programs
Course and Program Changes Together
Educational Licensure Programs
Major and Minor, Concentrations
Steps for Program Change
Guidelines
General Education Program Changes
CIP Codes, Major Codes and Program Titles
Program Title Change and Student Enrollment
Suspension, Elimination and Reactivation
Time Limits for Old or Inactive Programs
Transition Plans
Steps for Program Suspension or Elimination
DARS Notification of Substantial Revisions,
Eliminations and Suspensions

Program Proposal Packet

Courses

Timeline
New Courses
Guidelines
     Variable Credit Hour Courses
     Repeatable Courses
Consultation
Banking and Reactivation
Service-Learning Course
Designation
Syllabi
Course Fees
Changes Proposed by Several Units
Steps for Approval of Undergraduate Courses
Steps for Graduate Courses
Routine Editorial Changes
Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
Cross Listing

Course Proposal Packet
Routine Editorial Course Changes Form