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A proposal for a new track within an existing major program originates in the department and is sent forward for review and approval through the various levels up to and including the Council of Trustees.
A new track proposal must include all related new course proposals and proposals for course revisions. Follow the formats for new courses and course revisions as included in this handbook.
Although terminology referring to an emphasis within a program varies from institution to institution, at IUP the preferred term is “track.” A track is defined as a collection of courses within a major which, beyond the basic core curriculum of the major, defines an area of emphasis. For example, in Anthropology, students may elect a general track, an archaeology track, or an applied anthropology track. Tracks receive a specific coding in the university’s data system that enables a notation of the track name to appear on student transcripts.
If you would like to see an example of a program proposal, please contact the Liberal Studies office or one of the UWUCC cochairs.
Part I. Curriculum Proposal Cover Sheet (Interactive PDF Form)
Part II. Description of Curriculum Change
Part III. Implementation Provide answers to the following questions:
5. Intended implementation date (semester and year).
Part IV. Periodic Assessment
Departments are responsible for an on-going review of curriculum. Include information about the department’s plan for program evaluation:
Part V. Course Proposals
Proposals for any new courses included in the new track.
Part VI. Letters of Support or Acknowledgement
Attach letters from interested or affected departments.
Procedures for Approval of New Tracks Within Existing Programs(view flowchart)
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