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When programs are revised by the addition or deletion of credits or courses, these changes must be forwarded to the UWUCC. The process for making revisions in majors, tracks within majors, or minors is identical.
If the program revision involves a change of program title, degree designation, or certification, it may need to be approved by the Chancellor of the State System of Higher Education. Refer to Section B of the SSHE Administrative Procedures for Board of Governors’ Policy 1985-01: Requirements for Initiation or Change of Credit-Based Academic Programs. Departments contemplating program revisions should consult with their Dean to determine the extent of SSHE involvement required in the approval process.
If a program revision involves a change in the Liberal Studies component of the program, the proposal must be reviewed by the Liberal Studies Committee before being examined by the UWUCC.
Sometimes departments will submit a new course for approval and subsequently require their students to take this course. Unless the department also proposes a revision of their degree program to include the new course as a requirement, they may not require students to take it. Therefore, if you want to propose a new course and require that students take the course, you must submit a new course proposal and a program revision.
The UWUCC believes that any degree program is stronger if it includes an opportunity for students to select freely at least some courses that reflect their own intellectual interests. Proposers of program revisions in which the combined number of free electives and unspecified Liberal Studies electives does not allow such student choice, or allows only a very limited opportunity for it, should be prepared to supply justification.
To request the deletion/termination of any program, see the the deletion section of this handbook and the System Directive, Academic Program Moratorium and Termination.
Part I. Curriculum Proposal Cover Sheet (Interactive PDF Form)
Part II. Description of Curriculum Change
Part III. Implementation. Provide answers to the following questions:
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
Course proposals for any new courses added, revised, or deleted as a result of this program revision. A course analysis questionnaire and syllabus must be included for each course.
Part VI. Letters of Support or Acknowledgement
Sign-off letters from interested or affected departments including a letter from the Liberal Studies Committee, if appropriate.
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