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Curricular Change Policy: New Course Form - 1/22/2010

Category:Application
Description:The Guidelines for Curricular Change Change Policy includes the following with regard to new courses:

New Core Courses

Proposals for new core courses will be submitted to the AAC (Academic Affairs Committee) according to the instructions specified in the New Course Proposal document. All proposals should contain input from appropriate peers in the College, and must have approval of the department chair prior to submission. AAC review of the proposal will include assessment of impact on each curricular area and on curricular maps, and the overall merit of the proposal. AAC will make a recommendation to the College faculty about action to be taken. A final decision on the new course proposal will be made by a majority vote of faculty.

New Elective Courses

The first offering of a new elective course will be designated as a Special Topic and be assigned a special topics course number (PHAR or HSCI 150). The department chair and faculty member will inform the AAC about the course offering, but AAC or faculty approval is not necessary. AAC will inform the faculty about the new offering.

If the elective course is offered a second time, a proposal for the course must be submitted to AAC according to the instructions specified in the New Course Proposal guidelines. All proposals should contain input from appropriate peers in the College, and must have approval of the department chair prior to submission. AAC review of the proposal will include overall merit of the proposal and overlap with other courses. AAC will make the final decision about action to be taken. The course will then be assigned unique course number. AAC will inform the faculty about the approved course. A vote of the College faculty will not be required for approval of new electives.

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Complete this form to submit a proposal for a new course.  (Note that the educational objectives for the programs may be accessed in the student handbooks or in the information about each program.) Once completed, email the form to the current Academic Affairs Chair with a copy to the Associate Dean.  Forms are due on Sept 1 for Spring courses, Feb. 1 for Fall courses.


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