What to Expect in Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee meetings are held Tuesday mornings 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and your proposal must be represented by preferably you, or a department representative who can answer the committee's questions. Curriculum Committee will review the entire course and/or program, not just the proposed change. Chairs, Deans and Curriculum Committee use the course approver guide and program approver guide when reviewing a proposal in CourseLeaf. 

You will be notified via email when your proposal is scheduled to go through Curriculum Committee. Please let the Committee Chair know if you have a preferred date or time during the meeting. Please note that it is difficult to estimate with precision the amount of time needed for each item as multiple proposals are reviewed. The agenda and related materials are posted to the Curriculum Outlook folder one week prior to the meeting. 

At the meeting, we will ask you to give a brief one minute introduction to your proposal. Committee members will have already reviewed your proposal and may have questions or comments.

The committee can either:

  • Approve for first reading with no required action items (could have suggestions)
  • Approve for first reading with required action items
  • Table for first reading
  • Vote that is insufficient for approval for first reading

If the status of your proposal, required action items, or suggestions are not clear, you are invited to ask the Chair for clarification; it is important that you have a good understanding of feedback.

The (draft) minutes from the meeting are posted usually within a day to the Curriculum Outlook folder.

After the committee approves the proposed curriculum changes, the curriculum team will make the changes in Banner and Webforms (the state system) and notify you via email.  Please note that state approval can take anywhere from 1 to 4 months.