Curriculum Committee Meetings Winter 2013
All Meetings: RCW 324
Curriculum proposals must be as per the submission document, and must be received 5 working days prior to the meeting time in order to be included on the Agenda.
Please send all Curriculum Submissions to the secretary of the Curriculum Committee, Elaine Francombe.
As of 2011, there are new policies in place for the creation and modification of academic programs. You can find a complete taxonomy of changes HERE.
For new program development and the cyclical review of existing programs, please refer to 2.2.
Any questions about curriculum changes should be sent to Jennifer Askey.
This approval process applies to Program Changes such as:
Requirements that differ significantly from those existing at the time of the previous cyclical program review.
Significant changes to the learning outcomes.
Significant changes to the faculty engaged in delivering the program and/or to the essential resources as may occur, for example, when there have been changes to the existing mode(s) of delivery.
These changes do not need approval by the Quality Council.
The process for Major Modifications should also be used in the case of Expedited Reviews for:
Proposals for a new field in a graduate program.
Proposals for a new collaborative or joint program.
Proposals for a new for-credit graduate diplomas.
These changes do require review and approval by the Quality Council.
Certain Major Modifications may be selected by the University to go through Expedited Review and the Quality Council.
Minor Curriculum Changes
Renaming of programs
Changes in GPA requirements
Course additions or deletions which effectively reorganize a program, impact another
faculty, or result in significant additional or reduced resource requirements
Changes in program regulations with broad implications
Changes that run counter to the Senate- and Board-approved university academic plan
Other changes which may result in additional or reduced resource requirements
Editorial minor items are all other curriculum changes, including editorial changes to curriculum materials.