Curriculum Approvals and Processes

Change In Program

Types of Curricular change and Notes:

  • Modifications include: Change in credits required (including credits of a required course); course requirements; new, modified or deleted track, specialization or concentration in existing program. For deleted program, a "teach out" plan for students in the program is needed for NCA. OBOR needs to be notified.
  • Requirements cannot be added to an active catalog because it would violate students' catalog rights.


Estimated Time for Approval (from beginning of process to final approval):

  • 1 - 2 semesters
  • Committees do not meet over the summer!
Approval body Timelines/Deadlines to notify the Office of the University Registrar of the approval from the final approval body
  1. Department/School where program is housed
  2. College Curriculum Committee where program is housed
  3. Dean's Office
  4. College Faculty
  5. Graduate Council
  6. University Curriculum Committee (UCC)
  7. UCC recommendation sent to Steering Committee
  8. Steering Committee may ask UCC to present to Senate
  9. UCC may present to Senate
March 1 for following fall and spring semesters