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It is not unusual for a course to evolve into something quite different from the course approved by the Senate. When this occurs, however, it is important for the department to have the revised course approved by the UWUCC and the Senate. A course revision must be submitted:
Additionally, course revisions that include a change of credits or prerequisites, where those changes also affect program requirements, may also make a program revision necessary.
If a department is in doubt about whether a course should be submitted to the UWUCC as a revised course, it should seek the advice of a co-chairperson of the UWUCC.
When preparing a course revision that will be cross-listed with other departments, the UWUCC asks that only one person be listed as the contact person. The Curriculum Proposal Cover Sheet should list all department abbreviations for the course on the appropriate line. The signature page should include the signatures of department curriculum committee chairs, department chairs of all involved departments and the appropriate college(s). The course revision should include an explanation of how consistency of the course will be maintained across multiple departments with the expectation that a common syllabus will be used in each situation.
If a course is being revised so it is acceptable in the Liberal Studies Program, it must receive the recommendation of the Liberal Studies Committee before it is acted on by the UWUCC. The Liberal Studies Course Approval Form and check sheets are included in the appendix of this handbook and will assist you in determining if your revised course meets the criteria for courses in the Liberal Studies Program.
Sometimes a course does not need to undergo a revision to meet Liberal Studies criteria; a department simply needs to verify that the course does indeed meet the criteria. In this case, you submit the Liberal Studies Course Approval Form and an appropriate check sheet to the Liberal Studies Committee for approval.
If a course is being revised so it is acceptable in the Honors College Program, it must receive the recommendation of the Honors College Committee before it is acted on by the UWUCC. The Honors College Course Approval Form and check sheets are included in the appendix of this handbook and will assist you in determining if your revised course meets the criteria for courses in the Honors College Program.
Procedure to Prepare an Existing Undergraduate Course for Distance Education Format
See Appendix D (Implementation of Distance Education Article #42)
A dual-level course revision is approved by the UWUCC, who will then submit it to the Graduate Committee. Use the UWUCC cover sheet for both committees. Prepare one syllabus of record for both committees designating any specific graduate outcomes, assignments, readings, etc. (remember that graduate students do not have a D grade). Approval of a dual-level course by the UWUCC does not mean that the course will be approved by the Graduate Committee.
Part I. Curriculum Proposal Cover Sheet
Part II. Description of the Curriculum Change
Part III. Letters of Support or Acknowledgment
Attach letters from interested or affected departments/programs.
*e.g., 3c-0l-3cr means 3 class hours per week, no lab hours, and 3 credits; 3c-3l-4cr means 3 class hours per week, 3 lab hours per week, and 4 credits
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