Most course proposals do not have to go through the preview process. If course proposals are part of a new program, they should be packaged along with the program proposal.

Academic Unit Level

Course proposals must be reviewed and voted on at the academic unit level of all areas involved in their offering. If a course is cross-listed, it must be approved at the academic unit level by all areas involved. For example, the course ACTG/MGT 333 must be approved by the School of Accounting and the Management Program. If a course is dual-level, it must be reviewed by the graduate and undergraduate programs

The Academic Unit C&I Chair and the Academic Unit Head must approve a course proposal before it can move to the college level review.

Some courses require the approval of additional departments at the academic unit level. If a course offering involves the following areas, they must be notified and vote on the proposal before it can proceed:

  • General Education
  • Honors
  • IDLS
  • Teacher Education

College Level

Course proposals must be reviewed and voted on by the College Curriculum Committee of all involved areas. If a course is cross-listed, it must be approved at the college level by all colleges with academic units involved in its offering.

The College C&I Chair and the College Dean must approve a program proposal before it can move to university review.

University Level

After being approved at the academic unit and college levels, course proposals are available for a university-wide review. Any faculty member can review the proposal during this time.

Final Review

Graduate course proposals are reviewed by the Graduate Council, then the dean of The Graduate School.  

All course proposals are reviewed by the Vice Provost. This is the final step before courses are entered into e-campus and the undergraduate catalog.

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