Curricular changes 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 minor, certificate or option is approved, contact the EPCC liaison to start the process for catalog changes and assigning system codes so that it will appear on the transcript.
Materials to Submit Electronically for EPCC Review of Programs (at least 14 days prior to scheduled EPCC meeting):
- 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.
New or Revised Minors, Certificates or Options within Majors
The EPCC has established guidelines for minors, certificates and options within majors/degrees, and proposals for these must conform to these guidelines to be reviewed by the committee. Meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee EPCC approval, since EPCC will still play the role of insuring the program quality: that it coheres as a whole; that it is an appropriate CU Denver minor, certificate or option; and that it does not duplicate other offerings.