New Minors, New Options/Concentrations/Emphases/Tracks ["1-year" cycle]

(P-Form and any accompanying C and C-2 Forms)

  1. College Review Level (See College procedures and timelines).
  2. If the College recommends approval, it sends the program proposal to Academic Programs.
  3. Academic Programs sends the program proposal to UCC and BLP, which review it in parallel: 
    • UCC - 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). UCC prepares a summary report to the Senate on any proposals that it is recommending. 
    • BLP - makes recommendations on resources (for example, library, laboratory, and information technology) for new academic programs. BLP prepares a summary report on resource implications for proposals that UCC is recommending to the Senate.
  4. If UCC recommends approval, the Academic Senate Executive Committee coordinates the reports from UCC and BLP.
  5. When the Executive Committee places the proposal on the Academic Senate agenda, the Academic Senate reviews and votes on proposal. Proposals should receive two readings. It is recommended that a proposal originator attend the Senate for these readings. 
  6. If the Senate recommends approval, the proposal is sent to the Provost for review.
  7. If the Provost approves the proposal, the program is published in the next General Catalog or the Catalog Addendum, and the Chancellor's Office is notified of the addition to the University curriculum.

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, and that program copy for the Spring Catalog Addendum needs to be finalized at the beginning of September.  Therefore, a proposal with a desired Fall implementation date needs Senate approval by the end of the preceding Fall semester. Working back even further, and allowing time for two readings at the Senate and careful review at UCC and BLP, 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.