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Guidelines for Review of Courses and Undergraduate Programs

Dean's Office contact:  Kevin Mihata or Janet Yale 

PLEASE REFER TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CURRICULUM OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR NEW COURSES, COURSE CHANGES, AND PROGRAM CHANGES (1503'S)

The College Curriculum, Practices, and Standards Committee reviews and makes recommendations on all departmental new course and all substantive course change applications. It also carries out initial reviews on new undergraduate major, minor, and degree programs, as well as changes in undergraduate admission and program requirements. It respects the responsibility of departments to shape their curricula, but it acts as required to assure conformity to College and University rules and to coordinate the varied elements in the College curriculum. The Committee may examine issues such as possible duplication of courses; differences among departments offering related courses; space, budget, and other implications of new or revised offerings; and appropriateness of the courses to the department, College, and University curriculum.

Courses and changes approved by the College Curriculum, Practices, and Standards Committee are transmitted to the Curriculum Review Committee of the University for final consideration and approval. Undergraduate Program Changes (majors, minors, admission requirements) are sent to the Faculy Council on Academic Standards for final review. More extensive additional reviews are required for new degree programs. The Committee also reserves the right to review previously approved courses in light of changes in College or University policies and to rescind approval of courses which no longer meet such policies if appropriate changes are not instituted.

NEW COURSE and COURSE MODIFICATION APPLICATIONS

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All new course and course modification proposals must be submitted via UW CM online application process (KUALI).  Please refer to the UW CM Website for instructions.