Governance Approval

When does my course or program need Governance Approval?

  • New Degree Program
  • Degree Name Change
  • Departmental Name Change
  • New Course
  • Course Number Change
  • Request to Cross-List a Course
  • New Checksheet
  • New Major, Minor, Option, etc.
  • Course Title Change
  • Course Credit Hour Change
  • Request to Create Conjoint 4000-5000G courses
  • Course Content Revision > 20% (syllabus with matching catalog description)
  • Major Change
  • Checksheet Revision > 20%
  • Grade Mode Change

When does my course or program NOT need Governance Approval?

  • Course Prerequisite Change: may require a letter of support
  • Request to Drop Course from Catalog
  • Terms a Course is Offered
  • Minor Revisions < 20%
    (Requires clean copy with revisions included AND supporting documentation that revision is < 20%)
    • Courses
    • Checksheets

Frequently Encountered Problems with Approvals

  • Missing or no resource letter with new course/program submission
  • Lack of support letter(s) from other department(s) and/or college(s)
  • Unable to determine if course has been sent out for the 15 day review period, as well as dates for the review period
  • Inappropriate Transcript (ADP) Title for courses - Maximum of thirty (30) characters allowed for short title and lack of match with the long title
  • No indication if course is new or revised
  • Missing effective semester or effective semester has already expired (lack of lead time)
  • Not clear if course replaces or duplicates another course
  • Inconsistency in university standard for lecture, lab contact hours and course credits
  • Incomplete approval signature(s) and dates
  • Non-measurable learning objectives listed
  • Incomplete text information
  • Lack of syllabus breakdown - no one topic or subtopic to exceed 20%
  • Lack of joint approval by respective department and/or college curriculum committees for "cross-listed" courses
  • Missing or incomplete information on checksheet, such as department, major, progress towards degree statement, etc.