C&I/Curriculum and Instruction - Dates and Deadlines

2021-2022 Approval Cycle for Changes Effective for 2022-2023

To be included in the 2022-2023 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:

  • Fall semester 2022 - Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Spring semester 2023 - Friday, March 25, 2022 (Undergraduate); Friday, March 25, 2022 (Graduate)
  • Summer 2023 - Friday, March 4, 2022 (Undergraduate); Friday, March 25, 2022 (Graduate)

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 2022 - November 1, 2021 at the latest
  • Spring semester 2023 - January 1, 2022 at the latest (Undergraduate); February 1, 2022 at the latest (Graduate)
  • Summer 2023 - October 1, 2022 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

Steps for Approvals (New programs, Significant Changes, SCHEV, PLT) v2 (1-18-22)

Steps for Inputting Proposals for Cross-Disciplinary Programs With Examples v4 (2-2-2022) 

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