Curriculum and academic policy proposals should be approved and submitted by the department chair to the CLAS Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC). All proposals are submitted electronically to the Dean’s Office staff liaison to EPCC, who will then distribute the proposals to the committee members. Once a major, minor, certificate or option is approved, contact the EPCC liaison to start the process for catalog entry and assigning system codes so that it will appear on the transcript.
- Cover letter from department, program, or unit head briefly outlining and explaining the need for the proposed change, addition, or deletion.
- Support materials needed to provide clarification. This includes a description of the existing program and proposed alterations, a fuller description of the proposed program (including lists of required and elective courses, residency, GPA, total number of credits required, etc.), data to justify proposed change, addition, or deletion, etc. If the program is available for all students, codes will be created for each level and career (undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree seeking graduate). Please specify in your proposal which students are eligible to complete your program.
- The proposal is reviewed within two regular meetings of the EPCC. The committee may request that additional information or clarification be submitted in written form, or may invite the department chair or other representative to attend a future EPCC meeting.
- Curriculum proposals and revisions submitted for EPCC review may be effective the following academic year; depending on the time the proposal is reviewed and approved. All students must follow and be able to complete the curriculum that was advertised in the catalog when they applied and were admitted to their program.
Materials to Prepare for EPCC Academic Policy Proposals (at least 14 days prior to scheduled EPCC meeting): The EPCC reviews requests for academic policies and upon approval, forwards recommendations for adopting new or revising existing policies to the CLAS Council for their final recommendation to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for approval.
- Academic Policy proposals and revisions submitted for EPCC review may be effective the following academic year; depending on the time the proposal is reviewed and approved. All students must follow and be able to complete the policies that were advertised in the catalog when they applied and were admitted to their program.