Curriculum Procedures for the College of Arts and Sciences
Please follow these steps in completing and submitting curricular
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- Consult with the Associate Dean and the Academic Services Specialist
(Jamie Hays) before you begin the process. In addition to their role in
supporting curricular planning and design, they can help you determine what
needs to be done and save you valuable time by avoiding duplicative or
- Complete the appropriate proposal form (course or program) using the
on-line, interactive forms in Microsoft Word. The College web site provides
a link to the forms. The Academic Services Specialist can help you with
check marks, etc. However, it is the responsibility of the department or
program to develop the rationale (in the case of course proposals) and
executive summary and rationale (in the case of program proposals).
- The Program/Course Consultation Forms along with a copy of your
completed proposal form and its attachments should be forwarded to chairs
or directors of programs that obviously would be affected by your proposal.
The responsible party has one week to respond to your proposal. Submit
Program/Course Consultation Forms with signatures with your completed
proposal to the Dean’s office. The later DARS audit will determine if
there are further programs affected that should be notified.
- If necessary, the Library Report with attached bibliography should be
submitted directly to the Library (Beverly Grubb at Cunningham Memorial
Library room 132).
- The College strongly encourages all course syllabi to model the
Template for Liberal Studies Course Syllabi where appropriate, (located in
the manual), even if they are not for General Education courses. Syllabi
for Key or Professional Education courses must conform to the NCATE template
located in the manual.
- Complete the Financial/Staffing Resources Checklist. This form should
only be filled out by a person in the department/program who has knowledge
of and/or responsibility for financial and staffing resources.
- Submit the Proposal Form (F-1 or F-2), Program/Course Consultation Form
(F-4), and the Library Report (F-7), Financial/Staffing Resources Checklist
(F-8), and syllabi if necessary to the Dean’s office. The Dean’s office
will submit the DARS/Registrar’s Consultation (F-3) and contact the
department or program with the results.
- Program Revisions will require the following supplementary materials:
4 Year Scheduling Plan (see example); 4 Year Student Plan (see example);
Amendments to Student Outcomes Assessment Plan, as appropriate.
- The Assoc. Dean will review the proposal and recommend review by the
College Curriculum Audit group or full AAC committee. The proposal will be
posted electronically on the College AAC web site. You can track the
progress of your proposal electronically on the College web site. The
Academic Services Specialist will notify the contact person listed on the
proposal and the chairperson or program director when the proposal is to be
reviewed. Typically, representatives are not required for an audit review.
- The Assoc. Dean reserves the right to determine whether a proposed
course change can be affected using the Routine Editorial Change to Course