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Department Chairs Workshop:. Curriculum. Relationship with Program Directors. Provide course offerings in support of programs Maintain department curriculum records, syllabi, and textbook requests. New Program Development. Ideas for new majors generated at the department level

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Department chairs workshop

Department Chairs Workshop:


Relationship with program directors

Relationship with Program Directors

  • Provide course offerings in support of programs

  • Maintain department curriculum records, syllabi, and textbook requests

New program development

New Program Development

  • Ideas for new majors generated at the department level

  • Academic Plan

  • Steps in program development

    • Entitlement to Plan

    • Authorization to Implement

    • Implementation

    • Joint Program Review

  • Implications for new courses and faculty

Curriculum instruction committee

Curriculum & Instruction Committee

  • review, develop, recommend curriculum policy and guidelines

  • approve requests for new courses, course revisions, new programs, program revisions

  • encourage use of appropriate standards throughout the curriculum

  • encourage a transdisciplinary approach to curriculum and instructional growth


Curriculum handbook

Curriculum Handbook

  • official university record of curriculum policies and procedures

  • key processes involved in curriculum approval

  • formats, procedures, and approval sequences

  • policies, definitions, and documents of historical significance regarding curriculum

Course approval process flowchart

Course approval process flowchart

Course development checklist

Course Development Checklist

Available to guide you through the process.

Before cic

Before CIC

  • General Education

  • Racial and Ethnic Studies

  • Global Perspective

  • Exceptions to approval process

One time only variable topic not the same

One Time Only? Variable Topic?NOT THE SAME

  • Special Courses, one- or two-time only requests

  • Variable Topics

  • Must have an approved umbrella course that broadly defines the nature of the topic

    • May be offered up to three times without CIC review/approval within a five-year period

    • With CIC review/approval, may be offered unlimited times in five years

New course development help page

New Course Development Help Page

  • Process for Development and Approval

  • Required Course Documentation

  • Definition of Types of courses

  • Do's and Don'ts for writing course proposals

  • Forms/Resources:

    • Cover sheets for new course approvals [PDF]

    • Checklist for new course development [PDF]

New course proposal cover sheet

New Course Proposal Cover Sheet

Includes required data used for

Class scheduling


Student schedules

Degree audits



Revision or new course

Revision or New Course?

Changing one or more of the following is a revision:

  • course content and/or objectives

  • title

  • credits

  • prerequisites

  • course number/level

  • catalog description

  • RES category

  • GE category

    If you plan to revise several of the above items, consider dropping the course and submitting a proposal for a new course.

Course revisions help page

Course Revisions Help Page

  • General Instructions

  • Required Course Documentation

  • Revision of a Course - required approval

  • Process for Development & Approval

  • Do's and Don'ts for course proposals

  • Forms:

    • Cover/Approval sheet for revised courses [PDF]

    • Course Impact Summary [PDF]

    • Checklist for course revisions [PDF]

After cic

After CIC

  • Provost and Chancellor review & approve

  • Curriculum Data Manager enters courses on PeopleSoft (find them at “Browse Catalog” in Access Stout)

  • Department schedules classes

  • Department requests special course fees annually around October

Active inactive courses

Active/Inactive Courses

  • Contact Tricia to discontinue courses no longer offered.

  • Annual review of courses not offered past three years

Image now


  • Permanent curriculum files are imaged

  • Department chairs/secretaries are authorized to view documents

  • Course syllabi are NOT imaged at the university level

Special course fees

Special Course Fees

  • Approval is required for extraordinary instructional costs

  • UW-Stout’s Special Course Fee Policy

  • UW System Special Course Fee Policy: G-29

  • Three types of funding - same approval process

    • Access to Learning

    • Special course fees

    • Software/Access Code fees

Special course fees1

Special Course Fees

Three types of funding - same approval process

1) Access to Learning

2) Special course fees

3) Software/Access Code fees

Annual approval mid-October for the next academic year

General education assessment

General Education Assessment

  • GE Course Assessment Reports

  • GE Senior Level Assessment

  • ETS Proficiency ProfileNew: Replaces CAAP

  • Survey on New GE Objectives

Program review

Program Review

Annual Assessment in the Major

  • Department and faculty involvement: Improving student learning outcomes

  • Annual reports due: Mid October

Prc program reviews

PRC Program Reviews

  • Every seven years

  • Program self study

  • Survey key instructors

  • Reports strengths, areas for improvement, and recommendations

Curricular incubation center

Curricular Incubation Center

  • Grant provides financial support for course development

  • Grant information and application:

  • New round of funding Fall 2012



  • Curriculum Handbook –

  • Undergraduate Bulletin –

  • Curriculum and Instruction Committee -

  • General Education requirement –

  • Racial and Ethnic Studies requirement –

  • Global Perspectives requirement –

  • UG Program Websites –

  • Program Advisory Committee –

  • Access Stout –

  • WebNow–



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