Use this guideline for minor changes (three or fewer) to... unless MINOR CHANGE PROPOSAL FORMAT GUIDELINES: PROCESS C

Minor Changes to an Existing Program
September 2014
Use this guideline for minor changes (three or fewer) to an existing, single degree or non-degree
program (does not include changes to courses—see Process A--unless the most logical way to present
changes to existing courses and resultant changes to the program is to include them in the program
change proposal). Process C’s may be required for related Process A proposals for a new course(s) if the
new course(s) change degree requirements.
No more than three changes to a program can be included in a Process C proposal. If more than three
total changes are being made to a degree or non-degree program in the same curriculum cycle
(semester), a major change, Process D, proposal must be submitted. If you have questions about what
constitutes a single change or a program, contact your College Curriculum Chair or the Senate
Curriculum Committee Chair.
Process C proposals require a College Curriculum Committee hearing, but not a Senate Curriculum
Committee hearing. They are reviewed by the Senate Curriculum Committee Chair, and once approved,
are forwarded to the Provost’s Office and announced as approved to the Full Senate.
Please note: the italic text below is explanatory for sponsors and not part of the final proposal
a. Title of Proposal: Provide an information title that briefly summarizes the changes requested
(in general terms) and the name of the Program (i.e. name of degree/non degree).
b. Sponsor(s): The first sponsor listed will be considered the lead sponsor and must be an active
faculty member.
c. Changes in From/To Format (preferably in table format): Can be prefaced with a
description if deemed necessary. Present changes logically and clearly for an audience
unfamiliar with your program and for registrar’s office, who will need to implement these
changes. Potential grouping of changes (e.g. Change 1, 2, 3 description) might be admission
requirements, changes core/required courses, track/bank changes, changes to one or more
specializations within a program, etc., with multiple changes represented in the tables.
If changes are only being made to course prefix, title, description, pre-reqs or hours then a
Process A might be more appropriate.
Change 1: Description
Change 2: Description
Minor Changes to an Existing Program
September 2014
Change 3 (if applicable):
d. Implementation Date:
e. Related Curriculum Proposals Being Simultaneously Submitted: List only those
proposals directly associated with the changes requested in this proposal, such as new course
proposal. If none, state NONE.
a. Statements of "Need" For Change: Explain the need for the change as it effects the program,
department, college and/or students. This includes program integrity and student progress
1. Change 1 Rational:
2. Change 2 Rational (if applicable):
3. Change 3 Rational (if applicable):
b. Curricular Effect: Provide a brief description on how the change effects the program, other
courses, and students (if not addressed above). A program overview or an advising sheet in a
from/to (preferably table) format, incorporating the requested changes and showing credit
hours, is strongly recommended to show how requested changes affect the program as a
a. Consultations Requested: List by name and department and date requested. Letters of
consultation are from all departments or programs (chairs or coordinators) that have similar
course content or might otherwise be affected by this proposal. If the proposal is
interdisciplinary, evidence concerning consultation with all departments/colleges potentially
involved must be included. If a graduate course, a letter of consult is required from the
b. Consultation Received: Copies of emails are acceptable. Letters from all parties listed as
consults are expected to be included.
c. Consultations Not Received: List names and department of anyone who did not respond to
the consult request.
IV. Catalog Description: include a new, complete catalog description if the proposal includes
changes to existing course (see first paragraph above). Each catalog description should be on
a separate page. Catalog format sample:
Minor Changes to an Existing Program
September 2014
ANTH 02321: Cultural Ecology
3 S.H.
Prerequisite: ANTH 02202
This course examines the relation of human groups to their environments as mediated by
culture. It emphasizes the interaction of significant variables in the natural habitat,
technology, and social institutions. This course may not be offered annually.
Faculty Workload Hours: