All new graduate program proposals must go through a pre-approval process. Contact Michael Stoloff (stolofml@jmu.edu) and Paula Maxwell maxwelpj@jmu.edu.

All course and program approvals will be processed online here. Faculty members enter course and program information into secure Web forms and approvers are notified through email when course proposals are ready for review

The online curriculum system is available for the following:

  • Creating new courses or programs
  • Modifying existing courses or programs
  • Deleting existing courses, programs, or concentrations
  • Requesting new subject identifiers


If you have problems accessing the above sites or have questions, please email curric@jmu.edu or call (540) 568-4064.

Graduate Council Process - The Graduate council has elected a curriculum committee that is responsible for reviewing and approving program and course additions, changes and deletions on behalf of the Graduate Council. This C&I Committee reviews curriculum from a university-wide perspective and considers, among other things:

  • The clarity of the proposal,
  • The appropriateness and value of the curriculum as graduate-level experiences,
  • Any potential impact of the curriculum offered by one department on other departments, and
  • Whether all departments agree to participate in programs that list courses offered by multiple departments.

This committee functions independently of the Graduate Council, will report its actions to the Graduate Council, and will seek the advice of the larger council before taking action on matters that are likely to have significant cross-university implications.

Graduate Council C & I Committee Membership (2021-22)

Members Representing
Corey Hickerson CAL
Andrea Knopp CHBS
Hossain Heydari (Fall) / Brett Tjaden (Spring) CISE
Nancy Nichols COB
Eric Carbaugh COE
Janet Daniel CSM
William "Bryce" Hayes CVPA
Christine Argenbright Doctoral Programs
Stephanie Wasta (Fall) / Dana Haraway (Spring) Master's Programs
Michael Stoloff Chair (non-voting)
Lynette Michael TGS (non-voting)
Kathryn Brown TGS (non-voting)
Paula Maxwell Provost's Office (non-voting)

 

Dates & Deadlines 2021-2022

September 2021 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, September 13

Proposals Due

Thursday, September 16

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, September 23

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, September 30

Evotes Due

October 2021 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, October 18

Proposals Due

Wednesday, October 20

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, October 28

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, November 4

Evotes Due

November 2021 | Curriculum Committee

No November Meeting

Curriculum Committee Meeting

December 2021 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, November 29

Proposals Due

Thursday, December 2

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, December 9

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, December 16

Evotes Due

January 2022 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, January 17

Proposals Due

Thursday, January 20

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, January 27

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, February 3

Evotes Due

February 2022 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, Feburary 14

Proposals Due

Thursday, February 17

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, February 24

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, March 3

Evotes Due

March 2022 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, March 14

Proposals Due - This is the final deadline for the 2021-22 catalog.

Thursday, March 17

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, March 24

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, March 31

Evotes Due

April 2022 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, April 18

Proposals Due

Thursday, April 21

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, April 28

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 2-3 pm

Thursday, May 5

Evotes Due

 

Program Proposals

  • All proposals must be submitted through Curriculog, the online curriculum system (https://jmu.curriculog.com/). If you have any questions about using the online system, contact curric@jmu.edu.
  • College C&I committees, the college C&I chair and the dean must approve the proposal and move it to The Graduate School review status in Curriculog by the provided dates.
  • For general questions about the graduate C&I process, contact Michael Stoloff (stolofml@jmu.edu) or Paula Maxwell (maxwelpj@jmu.edu).

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