|Curriculum Development Process Guide||cdpg|
|University of Central Arkansas|
Curriculum Forms may be downloaded from the Forms for Download page.
Curriculum items not listed here should be considered action items. Questions should be directed as appropriate to the Director of General Education, the Associate Provost for Instructional Support, or the Dean of Graduate Studies.
|New course proposal (not general education) (Note: A previously existing but deleted course is treated as a new course in the curriculum process.)||Form 1|
|New course proposal (general education)||Forms 1, 4|
|Change in semester credit hour requirements for a major/minor||Form 2-A|
|Change course from an elective to a requirement in a major/minor||Form 2-A|
|Change course from a requirement to an elective in a major/minor when the change affects total hours or affects another department/program area||Form 2-A|
|Approval of existing course as a general education course||Forms 2-A, 4|
|Change level of course (e.g., 2000- to 4000-level course number)||Form 2-A|
|Change in credit-hour value of a course (e.g., 3-hour to 2-hour course or change to variable credit)||Form 2-A|
|Deletion of course when the change affects total hours in a major/minor and/or affects another department/program area (Note: Once a course is deleted, it can be reinstated only through the new course proposal process.)||Form 2-A|
|Prerequisite change increasing total hours for a major/minor and/or affecting another department/program area||Form 2-A|
|Program or departmental title change||Form 2-A|
|New program proposal (majors, minors, degrees, concentrations, degree options)||Form 3|
|Regulations/guidelines: academic honors programs, rules concerning academic probation, thesis, comprehensive examinations, etc.||Form 2-A|
|Modifications to existing program-specific admission policies or proposal of new program-specific admission policies (selective and/or competitive)||Form 2-A|
|MIXED ACTION-INFORMATION ITEMS||FORM|
|Conversion of an existing traditionally delivered course for electronic delivery (For required license forms, use this link: Policy 409 Forms.)||Form 2-E|
|Change in course title||Form 2-I|
|Change course from a requirement to an elective in a major/minor when the change does not affect total hours and does not affect another department/program area||Form 2-I|
|Deletion of course when the change does not affect total hours in a major/minor and does not affect another department/program area. (Note: Once a course is deleted, it can be reinstated only through the new course proposal process.)||Form 2-I|
|Course prerequisite change not increasing total number of hours for a major/minor and not affecting another department/program area||Form 2-I|
|Nonsubstantive editorial change of course description for one of the academic bulletins (Undergraduate Bulletin or Graduate Bulletin||Form 2-I|
|Conversion of existing program to allow electronic delivery (online, compressed video) (Required documentation includes ADHE Form LON-13.)
Decisions concerning deletion of a major or a degree program are made at other administrative levels and are not covered by this Guide. The Program Deletion Protocol is published online here (PDF document): http://www2.uca.edu/panda/curriculum/program_deletion_protocol.pdf
Course offerings will be reviewed by the Director of General Education, the Associate Provost for Instructional Support, and the Graduate Dean. For courses which have not been offered during the previous three years, department chairs will be asked to provide justification for continuation or to request deletion.
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