Changes to existing degree programs ["1-year" cycle]
(P-Form and any accompanying C and C-2 Forms)
Note that major program changes follow the same review process as Minors, Options, Concentrations, Emphases, or Tracks. Proposal originators in doubt as to whether a change is "major" are advised to consult with Academic Programs.
- College Review Level (See College procedures and timelines).
- If the College recommends approval, it sends the proposed program change to Academic Programs.
- Academic Programs sends the proposed program change to UCC, which reviews the proposed curriculum for academic soundness and quality and makes recommendations to the Senate regarding approval. Proposals that are not approved by the UCC are returned to the college and originator(s).
- If UCC recommends approval, it requests that the Academic Senate Executive Committee place the proposed program change on the Academic Senate Consent Calendar.
- If the Senate recommends approval (either as part of the Consent Calendar or separately, if the proposal is removed from the Consent Calendar for a separate discussion and vote), the program change is sent to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Academic Programs (AVPAA-AP) for review.
- If the AVPAA-AP approves the program change, it is published in the next General Catalog or the Catalog Addendum.
Note that program copy for the General Catalog (in even years) and the Fall Catalog Addendum (in odd years) needs to be finalized at the beginning of January. Therefore, a proposal with a desired Fall implementation date needs Senate approval by the end of the preceding Fall semester, and a proposal with a desired Spring implementation date needs Senate approval by the end of the preceding Spring semester. Working back even further, and allowing time careful review at UCC, a proposal with a Fall implementation date should be submitted to Academic Programs prior to the start of the Fall semester (of the year before the Fall implementation). Proposals received after this date might not be able to be implemented according to the desired timeline.
Similarly, a proposal with a desired Spring implementation date needs Senate approval by the end of the preceding Spring semester, and should be submitted to Academic Programs prior to the start of the Spring semester. Proposals received after this date might not be able to be implemented according to the desired timeline.