Texas Tech University

Timeline for Core Curriculum and Multicultural Course Proposal, Review, and Approval

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows institutions to propose changes to their approved Core Curricula once per calendar year. To make sure that our Core Curriculum is approved in time to be published in the subsequent year's catalog copy and available for students to view in time for advanced registration preceding each fall term, we aim to submit our proposed changes to the THECB by February 1 annually. The Core Curriculum Committee has developed a calendar that supports this deadline. Please review this calendar as you are planning to submit a new or make changes to an existing course for the Core Curriculum and/or Multicultural Area. Please note that all proposals for new or changes to existing Core Curriculum and Multicultural courses must have departmental approval, college approval, Core Curriculum Committee approval, and Academic Council approval.

October 16, 2018

  • Deadline for Academic Council review of NEW Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum course. Work backwards from this date when determining your own deadline to launch your proposal in Curriculog.
  • If you are proposing a brand-new course for inclusion in the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum, please consult with your college about whether your college will consider, simultaneously, the proposal of a new course and the proposal of that course for a core curriculum area and/or the multicultural requirement. Your college may require that a new course be fully approved before the college-level curriculum committee will consider its appropriateness for a Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum area. Check in with your Dean's office before launching your proposal.

November 2, 2018

  • Proposers and submitters will be notified of the Core and Multicultural Curriculum Committee decisions. Information on how proposals are reviewed and what kind of decisions may be made is available on the "Information about Review of Course Proposals" to the right.
  • Proposals requiring revision will be sent to the proposer and submitter for revision request. Please note that a revision request is not a guarantee that, once revised, a proposal will be accepted.

November 14, 2018

  • Deadline for submission of revised proposals.
  • Core Curriculum and Multicultural Requirements portal closes for 2018-2019 catalog year submissions.

December 11, 2018

  • Proposers and submitters notified of Core and Multicultural Curriculum Committee decisions on revised proposals.
  • All approved proposals will be presented as informational items at the December 18, 2018 Academic Council meeting.

January 2, 2019

  • All approved proposals submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for review.

*Please note that brand new course proposal may be approved by Academic Council, but not accepted for inclusion in the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum. In that case, your course will still be added to course inventory even though it will not carry the Core and/or Multicultural attributes.

Timeline for Existing Course Proposals

This includes proposing an existing course for the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum, changing an existing Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum course, or deleting an existing Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum course.

October 16, 2018
Deadline for your proposal to be approved at your college level. After this, it will move to the appropriate Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum Committee for review.

November 2, 2018

  • Proposers and submitters will be notified of the Core and Multicultural Curriculum Committee decisions. Information on how proposals are reviewed and what kind of decisions may be made is available on the "Information about Review of Course Proposals" to the right.
  • Proposals requiring revision will be sent to the proposer and submitter for revision request. Please note that a revision request is not a guarantee that, once revised, a proposal will be accepted.

November 14, 2018

  • Deadline for submission of revised proposals.
  • Core Curriculum and Multicultural Requirements portal closes for 2018-2019 catalog year submissions.

December 11, 2018

  • Proposers and submitters notified of Core and Multicultural Curriculum Committee decisions on revised proposals.
  • All approved proposals will be presented as informational items at the December 18, 2018 Academic Council meeting.

January 2, 2019

  • All approved proposals submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for review.