The University Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) process is the process by which all curriculum changes are made. Curriculum changes include the proposal of new courses or programs, modification of existing courses or programs, and deletion of existing courses or programs. All curriculum proposals are submitted and approved through the electronic submission software called Curriculog. The C&I approval process was developed by the faculty and is outlined in the JMU Faculty Handbook. Each college maintains specific procedures for their college’s approval step. 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, the proposal must also be reviewed by the Graduate School (graduate programs only), 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).

For more information on the specific approval process/steps and deadlines, visit the links below.

Approval process/steps

Timelines and deadlines

Access to Curriculog

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