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Core Curriculum Course Approval Process

Preliminary course proposals submitted between February 15 and May 4, 2012. To submit or review a course proposal, Launch the Core Curriculum Course Application.

Preliminary review of course proposals by a special subcommittee of the Core Curriculum Committee during Summer 2012. Deficient proposals for courses that appear to requirements will be returned to the sponsoring unit for revision and resubmittal. Proposals for courses that are not suitable for the core curriculum will be returned to the sponsoring unit with an explanation of why they are rejected. Rejected courses may be appealed to the Core Curriculum Steering Committee with a response in September.

September 7, 2012: Full proposals due, with complete syllabus including learning outcomes and assessments. Syllabi are forwarded to the appropriate Component Area Committee (core area specialists) for final review. Any proposals with problems will be returned to the sponsoring unit for revision and resubmittal. Proposals for courses that are unsuitable for the core curriculum will be returned to the sponsoring unit with an explanation of why they are rejected. The Component Area Committees will report their findings no later than December 3, 2012. Rejected courses may be appealed to the Steering Committee

March 18, 2013: Any syllabi returned to a sponsoring unit for revision must be returned to the Core Curriculum Committee by this date.

May 3, 2013: Core curriculum course lists are presented by the Component Area Committees to the Core Curriculum Steering Committee for review and a recommendation for approval.

September 2013: Core curriculum is submitted to the Academic Council for review and a recommendation to the PSVP for or against approval. Any recommended revisions will be considered for implementation during September and October and the revised core curriculum resubmitted for the October Academic Council meeting.

November 30, 2013: Core curriculum sent to the Coordinating Board for its approval.

Fall 2014: New core curriculum is implemented.