New Course Proposals

For general education course proposals, see Guidelines for General Education Course Proposals. For online or compressed video courses, see Guidelines for Distance Education Course Proposals.

I. COVER SHEET

Curriculum Form 1 (available for download)

II. COURSE SYLLABUS

The syllabus included in the proposal should include course title, bulletin description, course goals, course outline, a description of the method for the evaluation of student performance, and selected course references. The reference list should give complete citations using the style guide appropriate to the discipline. If the course is double listed as a graduate and undergraduate course, distinguish between requirements, learning experiences, and evaluation criteria for undergraduate and graduate students.

III. PLACE IN THE DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM

  1. Why is this course being proposed? How does it advance the department goals and objectives? If this course is being proposed in response to a national or regional accrediting agency, please attach verification.
  2. For which degree(s) is this course a requirement or an elective?
  3. Describe the adequacy of the library resources to support this course.
  4. Will this course normally be held on campus? If it will be held off-campus, describe the off-campus facilities for the course, including classroom space, library access and the character of the library resources, laboratory resources, and faculty office space. Also, outline plans for supervision and evaluation of the off-campus course.
  5. Is this course a part of a new program or of a projected new program?
  6. Will this course replace another course that will be deleted from the departmental schedule?

IV. RESOURCES IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSED COURSE

  1. Identify the persons who may be assigned to teach this course. For graduate courses, indicate current graduate faculty status for proposed instructors.
  2. State the impact of this course upon other courses in the departmental program in terms of faculty time and teaching load.
  3. Describe any additional resources needed to implement this course.

Revised June 1996