Course and Curriculum Development

Policy number: 
06.037
Policy description: 

This policy prescribes how new programs (i.e., departments, schools, degree programs, and/or certificate programs) can be added, substantively changed or expanded and it identifies the entities engaged in the approval process.

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Policy owner: VP for Academic Affairs
Policy contact: 
Terri Day
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Division of Academic Affairs
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff
Date Issued: 
Monday, October 1, 1979

Last updated: 

Date: 
06/11/2015
Action: 
Review without revision
Comments: 
Reviewed with non-substantive changes ("SACS" to "SACSCOC"); formatted
Date: 
12/03/2013
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to include a policy statement and minor changes to comply with SACSCOC requirements. Effective 12/3/2013.
Date: 
03/01/2011
Action: 
Review without revision
Date: 
04/07/2010
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to include a statement regarding the University’s established procedures for approving substantive changes to its academic programs and ensuring timely notification to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). As a standard for accreditation, SACSCOC approval is required before the University may initiate any substantive change. Substantive change is defined by SACSCOC as a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution. The University’s SACSCOC Liaison (Dr. Allen Clark) is responsible for developing and implementing procedures necessary to ensure compliance with SACSCOC requirements. Effective 4/7/2010.
Date: 
07/01/2002
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1998
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1994
Action: 
Revision