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. For new degree program proposals, which are often 30+ pages, the committee requests that seven (7) complete hard copies be delivered to the Dean's Office, as well as sent electronically. Once a minor, certificate or option is approved, contact the EPCC liaison to start the process for assigning an CU-SIS code so that it will be recorded 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 that may include a description of the existing program and proposed alterations, a fuller description of the proposed program (including description of curriculum), 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 apply.
  • 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.

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.​