PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND REVISION

FOR NEW PROGRAMS: FOR NEW PROGRAMS ONLY, complete the CIM Program Proposal (see: below) and submit your program-related request. Once the program request has received all necessary levels of approval at the department and college levels, the proposal(s) will be scheduled for review by the Graduate School (in the case of graduate programs), and/or for review by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Following this, the proposal will be reviewed by the Office of the Provost to assess the viability of the proposed program. The proposal will then be redirected back to your unit, with instructions to provide curriculum models and/or any other relevant program-related information. The proposal will again be routed through the appropriate department- and college-level approval processes, before being scheduled for review by the Graduate Council (in the case of graduate programs) or the University Curriculum Committee (UCC, for undergraduate programs. Following approval by the appropriate university-level body, the proposal will need to be prepared for any necessary off-campus approvals. Please contact the Coordinator for Curriculum Management in order to discuss these arrangement.

FOR REVISIONS TO EXISTING PROGRAMS: FOR EXISTING PROGRAMS, complete the CIM Program Proposal (see: below) and submit your program-related request. Once the program request has received all necessary levels of approval at the department and college levels, the proposal(s) will be scheduled for review by the Graduate Council (in the case of graduate programs) or the University Curriculum Committee (UCC, for undergraduate programs. Following approval by the appropriate university-level body, the proposal will need to be prepared for any necessary off-campus approvals. Please contact the Coordinator for Curriculum Management in order to discuss these arrangement.

Off-campus approval -- where necessary -- will consist of review by Auburn University's Board of Trustees and/or the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). Following review and approval by the Board of Trustees, the proposal will be forwarded to ACHE for review and -- depending upon the type of program -- approval (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines).*

* - Note that graduate program proposals at the master's and doctoral level will require an additional level of approval prior to their submission to ACHE. All program proposals are submitted to the Alabama Council of Graduate Deans (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines) for review, comment, and approval, prior to submission to ACHE.

REVISED (January 2012): Any new course proposal associated with a new degree program must list the same effective term as that program (e.g.: if a new BA is being proposed for Fall 2015 implementation, all new course requests associated with that BA must also list a Fall 2015 effective term).

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FOR NEW CERTIFICATES OR REVISIONS TO EXISTING CERTIFICATES: First, complete the Graduate Certificate Proposal Form (see: below) and submit both electronically and via hard copy, following completion of all necessary curriculum review procedures at the department and unit levels. Once received in its entirety the proposal(s) will be scheduled for review by the relevant curriculum committee(s). The proposal will then be forwarded to the Office of the Provost for review and submission to the Auburn University Board of Trustees (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines).

Following approval by the Auburn University Board of Trustees, the proposal will be forwarded to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) for review as an item of information (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines).

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FOR NEW MINORS OR REVISIONS TO EXISTING MINORS: Minors at the graduate and undergraduate level do NOT require off-campus approval, and will thus complete the process upon review and approval by the appropriate curriculum committee.

REVISED (January 2012): Any new course proposal associated with a new degree program must list the same effective term as that program (e.g.: if a new BA is being proposed for Fall 2015 implementation, all new course requests associated with that BA must also list a Fall 2015 effective term).

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ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR GRADUATE-LEVEL REQUESTS

All files (i.e.: Course Proposal/Deletion Forms and syllabi for course revisions) MUST be submitted in an editable format. Course Proposal/Deletion Forms should remain in editable .pdf format, and syllabi should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents with NO tracked changes or permission restrictions. Any files received that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to the originating unit, thus delaying the proposal's review by the relevant curriculum committee(s).

ALL required signatures must be obtained (print "Not Applicable" in the case of a unit that does not have individual departments). Any Signature Form that does not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to the originating unit, thus delaying the proposal's review by the relevant curriculum committee(s).

Every effort is made to schedule proposals in the order that they are received, however, circumstances occasionally dictate a change to this procedure. It is advised that all course proposals be submitted as early in the academic year as possible, in order to ensure inclusion in the Bulletin as well as to ensure that the course is eligible to teach during the term that your unit plans to offer it.

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Forms

Note:  These forms are presented in PDF format.  It is necessary to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher is recommended.

Download the forms to your computer, by right-clicking on the links below, and using the "Save As..." command. Users of older versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat may be unable to open the file or save entered information, otherwise.

 

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For answers to questions about the UCC, call (4-4974) or e-mail Kevin Snyder.

 

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