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 (2019-20)

Members Representing
Corey Hickerson CAL
Rachelle Dorne CHBS
Brett Tjaden CISE
Nancy Nichols COB
Michele Estes COE
Janet Daniel or Roshna Wunderlich CSM
Sarah Brooks (Fall), Lisa Tubach (Spring) CVPA
Jeanne Horst and Debbie Bandalos Doctoral Programs
Dana Haraway Master's Programs
Michael Stoloff Chair (non-voting)
Lynette Michael TGS (non-voting)
Kathryn Brown TGS (non-voting)
Kristi Shackelford Provost's Office (non-voting)

 

Dates & Deadlines 2020-2021

September | Curriculum Committee

Monday, September 14

Proposals Due

Thursday, September 17

Agenda Items Due

 Thursday, September 24

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Madison Hall, room 4010, 2-3 pm

 Thursday, October 1

Evotes Due 

October 2020 | Curriculum Committee

 Monday, October 12

Proposals Due

 Thursday, October 15

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, October 22

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Madison Hall, room 4010, 2-3 pm

 Thursday, October 29

Evotes Due

November 2020 | Curriculum Committee

 

Proposals Due

 

Agenda Items Due

 No November Meeting

Curriculum Committee Meeting

 

Evotes Due

December 2020 | Curriculum Committee

 

Proposals Due

 

Agenda Items Due

 No December Meeting

Curriculum Committee Meeting

 

Evotes Due

 January 2021 | Curriculum Committee

 Monday, January 18

Proposals Due

 Thursday, January 21

Agenda Items Due

 Thursday, January 28

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Madison Hall, room 4010, 2-3 pm

 Thursday, February 4

Evotes Due

February 2021 | Curriculum Committee

 Monday, Feburary 15

Proposals Due

 Thursday, February 18

Agenda Items Due

 Thursday, February 25 

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Madison Hall, room 4010, 2-3 pm

Thursday, March 4

Evotes Due

March 2021 | Curriculum Committee

Monday, March 15 Proposals Due
Thursday, March 18

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, March 25

Curriculum Committee Meeting, Madison Hall, room 4010, 2-3 pm

 Thursday, April 1

Evotes Due

April 2021 | Curriculum Committee
 Monday, April 12

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

Thursday, April 15

Agenda Items Due

Thursday, April 22 Curriculum Committee Meeting, Madison Hall, room 4010, 2-3 pm
Thursday, April 29 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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