Curriculum Handbook

The Curriculum Handbook was initiated in 1977. It is the official university record of curriculum policies and procedures and is updated periodically.

The handbook describes key processes involved in curriculum approval.  It contains formats, procedures, and approval sequences for new courses, majors, concentrations, minors, specializations, and for the revision of each. The handbook also contains policy statements, definitions, and documents of historical significance regarding programs and curriculum development at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  The handbook does not include information on department and college processes that are also significantly involved in the approval route.  Each department and college functions differently in processing curriculum items prior to submission to the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.

Questions on any of the contents should be directed to Tricia Aspen in the Provost's Office, 715/232-2424.

Program Development

Academic Plan
The Meaning of the Baccalaureate Degree at UW-Stout
New Major Programs: Process Steps

Program Revision Process
Includes revised programs, addition of new submajors, and revision of submajors. Submajors are defined as minors, concentrations, specializations, and professional development certificates.

Definitions of Concentrations and Minors
Definition of Specializations
Process for Proposing a Specialization
Professional Development Certificates