C&I/Curriculum and Instruction - Dates and Deadlines

2022-2023 Approval Cycle for Changes Effective for 2023-2024

To be included in the 2023-2024 catalog, C&I proposals must be fully approved (i.e. through all previous approvals plus the 2-week university review and Associate Vice Provost review) by the following dates at the latest:

Undergraduate Graduate
Fall semester 2023 Friday, March 3, 2023 Friday, March 3, 2023
Spring semester 2024 Friday, March 24, 2023 Friday, March 24, 2023
Summer 2024 Friday, March 3, 2023 Friday, March 24, 2023

To meet these deadlines, it is strongly recommended that the initial submission to Curriculog be entered by the dates below to meet approval deadlines:

  • Fall semester 2023 - November 1, 2022 at the latest
  • Spring semester 2024 - January 3, 2023 (Undergraduate); February 1, 2023 (Graduate) at the latest
  • Summer 2024 - October 2, 2023 at the latest 

For new programs or any changes that require Provost Leadership, CAP, BOV and/or SCHEV approval, the timelines will be extended significantly (up to two years for some programs or actions). See additional information on new program approvals.

Click here for more details about the C&I/Curriculum deadlines.


The university C&I process is outlined in the JMU Faculty Handbook, and each college maintains specific procedures for their college. For more information on your college's C&I process, contact your College C&I Chair.

All curricular proposals originate from faculty members at the academic unit level and follow the same general review process. Depending on the type of proposal, additional levels of review may be needed. For example, a new course proposal is reviewed by the offering academic unit, the college in which that unit is housed, and by the university community. A new program proposal, such as a new major/degree program, must first begin with a proposal preview at the Provost level. Upon approval at the preview stage, the proposal enters the curriculum review process (i.e. the same steps for a course proposal). In addition to those steps, however, the proposal would also be reviewed by the Committee on Academic Programs, the JMU Board of Visitors, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and reviewed by or reported to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Click Below to View the C&I Approval Workflows

Click here for Approval Steps for New Programs and Significant Changes

Click here for Steps for Inputting Cross-Disciplinary Proposals

Click here for an overview of new program proposal process – Graphic Format

Click here for an overview of new program proposal process – Stage and Narrative Format

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