DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 3-Faculty

Policy No: 41
Approved: 11/17/00
Revised: 03/17/06

Policy: CURRICULUM CREATION, APPROVAL, CHANGE AND REVIEW

3-41 CURRICULUM CREATION, APPROVAL, CHANGE AND REVIEW

41.1 Program Creation and Approval

41.1.1 New academic programs (including such things as entire majors, degrees, certificates) must be approved by the following:

41.1.1.1 Academic Council

41.1.1.2 College Council

41.1.1.3 :Board of Trustees

41.1.1.4 Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs

41.1.1.5 Board of Regents, as required by existing Regents Policy

41.2 Curriculum Changes

41.2.1 Faculty in the appropriate disciplines have a major role and responsibility in the design, integrity, implementation, and review of curriculum. A curriculum change is defined as any course addition, reinstatement, revision, deletion or replacement, as well as any modification or adjustment of course fees, titles, contact time, credits, catalog descriptions, grade type, cross-listed courses, cost codes, general education status, prerequisites, and course admission procedures.

41.2.2 Initiating a proposed change: Faculty, staff, or administration may propose additions and changes to curriculum.

41.2.3 Reviewing and approving a proposed change: Changes should be reviewed by the following:

41.2.3.1 Faculty: Before any committee or council reviews proposed new curriculum and proposed changes to current curriculum, individual faculty in the academic department should review the proposed changes.

41.2.3.2 Academic Administrators: The department chair and the dean should ensure that faculty have appropriate input and that proposed changes are not presented to the Curriculum Committee or the Academic Council until faculty have had appropriate input.

41.2.3.3 Curriculum Committee and Academic Council: Before any curriculum change is implemented, it must be reviewed and approved by the Curriculum Committee, a standing committee reporting to the Academic Council, and it must in turn be reviewed and approved by the Academic Council.

41.2.4 Documenting Curriculum Changes: Before being implemented, all curriculum changes will be documented on a Course Change Form, and, to indicate the Curriculum Committee and Academic Councilís approval, this form must bear the signature of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

41.2.5 Implementation of Curriculum Changes: Curriculum changes will be implemented on either July 1st or January 1st.

41.2.5.1 The College Catalog will reflect the status of the curriculum at the time of publication, and all statements therein are to be considered true and correct at that time; however, the College reserves the right to change its curriculum or course offerings as conditions require during the period of any studentís attendance. The Catalog indicates the Collegeís plans to offer the courses listed therein, but the College reserves the right to add, change, eliminate or discontinue any course or requirement as conditions require.

41.2.5.2 Course prerequisites and co-requisites are implemented at a particular point in time and go into effect for all students taking the course after that point in time.