New Course -- Flow Chart

 Steps in the Development and Approval of a Course

    Resources:

        Steps in the Development and Approval of a New Course.
        New Course Proposal Cover Sheet [PDF]
        Required Information for Course Documentation

  An asterisk (*) in boxes below indicates that approval is required at that level or by that person.
 

Initiator  Develops initial proposal 
Department Chair or Associate Vice Chancellor  Assigns a department member to develop a course or revision. Assist and advise as needed. May consult Associate Vice Chancellor. 
Department *  Signature of chair indicates approval 
College Council *  Signature of the dean indicates approval 
Racial and Ethnic Studies Curriculum Advisory Committee  If a new or existing course is being submitted for Ethnic Studies, it must be reviewed for a recommendation by this committee prior to action by the CIC. 
General Education Committee  If a new or existing course is being submitted for General Education, approval must be granted by the GEC in addition to action of the CIC. Submit materials to the Provost's Office.  
Graduate Education Committee   If a new or existing graduate-level course is submitted, approval must be granted by the GrEC in addition to action of the CIC. Submit course materials to the Provost's Office.  
Curriculum & Instruction Committee *  Takes action as per bylaws. Action recorded in minutes of meeting.  
Provost *  Reviews all prior actions. Makes recommendations to Chancellor 
Chancellor *  Reviews all prior actions and recommendations. Takes final action. 
Associate Vice Chancellor  Distributes summary of final actions to appropriate personnel and files.