Consideration of curricular requests at the University level ordinarily takes place
once a year so that the requests may be reviewed in relation to each other and from
the perspective of University programs as a whole. The procedures, formats, and summaries
direct attention to the details and consistency that are necessary for such planning.
The Curricular Procedures Handbook does not address the philosophy of curriculum but
the process employed to gain approval of the curriculum.
Consultation with Academic Affairs staff early in the planning process for new programs
will expedite that process:
- For assistance with undergraduate curriculum and programs, contact the Director of
Curriculum Planning (4715).
- For assistance with Program proposals contact the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic
Programs and Effectiveness (2156).
- For assistance with graduate curriculum and proposals, contact the Vice Provost for
Graduate Programs (4653).
Curricular requests at the undergraduate level are submitted to the Director of Curriculum
Planning. Curricular requests at the graduate level are submitted to the Vice Provost
for Graduate Programs. Familiarity with the Curricular Procedures Handbook should
assist curriculum committees at both levels in the preparation of curricular requests
in a manner that will facilitate the review process.