Curricular Procedures Manual

Course Modification Request

To modify an existing course in your department, if your department chair is in agreement, you will need to complete a Course Modification Request by logging into Curriculog and selecting the Start a new proposal link to initiate the approval process. If the modification to the course content is extensive, you will need to request a New Course. Changes in the course number are not permitted for course modifications. If you must change the number, a New Course will need to be requested and the current course Discontinued.

Modified Courses that are part of a program proposal (new/modified option, etc.) or courses that have unresolved disputes by other departments, will require review beyond Academic Programs and Services, namely the Committee on Academic Planning and Resources (CAPR) (only if resources are involved), Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC), the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, the Academic Senate, and the President of the University.

Modified Courses can only take effect in Fall Semester. See the Master Curriculum Calendar for catalog curriculum deadlines. College deadlines are earlier than those set by Academic Programs and Services. Always check with your College Curriculum Coordinator for college-specific curriculum submission deadlines.

Process of Approval of a Course Modification Request

Faculty Member and/or Department Chair originates proposal in Curriculog. Proposal then moves through the approval process as follows:

  1. Department Chair (if not the originator)
  2. Dean and/or Associate Dean
  3. College Curriculum Committee (proposal may require additional Dean/Associate Dean review if significant changes are made at this step)
  4. Academic Programs and Services (Technical and Articulation Officer Review, and Director, Associate Dean or Dean approval depending on proposal)
  5. Consultation  (University Curriculum Coordinator sends list of newly approved curriculum to colleges. Colleges/Departments have five working days to review proposals and submit a Consultation Request proposal via Curriculog.) If no consultation is requested, proposal proceeds as follows:
      1. General Education Subcommittee of CIC, if proposal is for General Education, Graduation Requirement, and/or Writing Skills credit
      2. Writing Skills Subcommittee of CIC, if proposal is for Writing Skills credit
      3. Committee on Academic Planning and Resources (CAPR), if additional resources are involved
      4. Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC), if course meets any stipulations in 5a – 5c
      5. Executive Committee of the Academic Senate (ExCom), as information only, if course meets any stipulations in 5a – 5c
      6. Academic Senate, as information only, if course meets any stipulations in 5a – 5c
      7. University President, as information only, if course meets any stipulations in 5a – 5c
  1. University Curriculum Coordinator facilitates the completion of the proposal and addition into the catalog



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