Academics

How to submit paperwork for a curriculum action:

  1. Identify what action you require. Please refer to the Table of Authorities to determine minor versus major curriculum actions.
  2. Complete the appropriate portions of the Proposal Form in Watermark Curriculum Strategy under Curriculum Management.

Proposal Deadlines*

FALL 2025 Target Date

Curriculum Action Curriculum Strategies CGE Senate Board of Trustees Registration
New Program Proposal (NPR approved) Sept 1 Oct 1 Nov/Dec January 3 to BoT for review for February Meeting April 14
Existing Program Changes: (involving new courses)  Sept 1 Oct 1 Nov/Dec N/A April 14
New Course Proposal Sept 1  Oct 1 Nov/Dec N/A April 14
Existing Course Proposal Sept 1 Oct 1 Nov/Dec N/A April 14
Existing Program Change: admissions requirements Feb 1 (for admissions cycle Fall 2025)        
Existing Program Changes (minor) Feb 1 (sooner the better, but not after) March 1 N/A N/A  

 

SUMMER 2025 Target Date

Curriculum Action Curriculum Strategies CGE Senate Board of Trustees Registration
New Program Proposal (NPR approved) Aug 1 Sept 1 Oct/Nov January 3 to BoT for review for February Meeting March 12
Existing Program Changes: (involving new courses)  Aug 1 Sept 1 Oct/Nov N/A March 12
New Course Proposal Aug 1  Sept 1 Oct/Nov N/A March 12
Existing Course Proposal Aug 1 Sept 1 Oct/Nov N/A March 12
Existing Program Change: admissions requirements Feb 1 (for admissions cycle Fall 2025) March 1 April N/A  
Existing Program Changes (minor) Nov 1 (sooner the better, but not after) Dec 1 Feb N/A March 12

 

*We encourage curriculum changes to be submitted as early as possible*

Prior to submitting online, blended, or hybrid course proposals to the Council on Graduate Education, please contact The Office of Distance Education for information concerning the peer review/certification process.

All new program proposals must be reviewed and approved by the New Program Review (NPR) Committee before they can be reviewed by the CGE. Complete information regarding the NPR process can be found at the link below. On this website, you will find a step-by-step description of the process and downloadable versions of the NPR Stage 1 and Stage 2 proposal forms, as well as the forms used by the NPR Committee to review proposals: NPR Committee Website.

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