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Modifying, Dropping or Adding Courses - 1C2

Any changes that impact other programs and courses must explicitly involve the cooperation of the affected units. Consulting the Levels Document with the Levels Grid and Policy 1C12 is encouraged throughout the processes discussed herein.

Creating a new undergraduate course requires the approval of the Curriculum Council on a Form 90A - Request to Add Course. A syllabus and rationale must be included. If the course is to be added to the list of General Education Courses, then the General Education Committee must also approve the course. If the course impacts Senior Assignment, then the Committee on Assessment must also approve the course.

Removing an undergraduate course from the list of approved courses requires the approval of the Curriculum Council on a Form 90B - Request to Drop a Course. A statement concerning potential impacts of dropping the course and rationale must be included. If the course is to be removed from the list of General Education Courses, then the General Education Committee must also approve the removal. If the course impacts Senior Assignment, then the Committee on Assessment must also approve the removal.

All modifications of existing courses require the approval of the Curriculum Council on Form 90C - Request to Modify A Course. A rationale is required. A syllabus is required when the course objectives change. If the course is to be added or deleted to the list of General Education Courses, then the General Education Committee must also approve the course. If the course impacts Senior Assignment, then the Committee on Assessment must also approve the course.

Changing the number of a course requires the simultaneous use of Forms 90B and 90A.

Form89 - Request to Implement an Experimental Course, requires Curriculum Council action as discussed in the Curriculum Council Operating Papers and as discussed in Policy 1C8.

Form93 and Form 94 concern details of instruction and resources for class sections of previously approved courses and do not require Curriculum Council approval.

Approved by Chancellor effective 8/21/09
This policy was issued on September 17, 2009, replacing the February 1, 1996 version.
Document Reference: 1C2
Origin: CC 18-77/78 ; CC 19-08/09

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