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A. Changing a Course
1. The individual instructor may make course revisions for upgrading and updating.
2. If the course objectives or purpose of the class are to be altered, the chair of the department is to approve the revisions. A revised syllabus that has been approved by the department chair shall be submitted to the dean of the college.
3. When the change involves a course that meets state of Minnesota teaching licensure standards, the department is asked to consult with the teacher education unit.
B. Changing a General Education Requirement
1. The following require approval by the General Education Committee, with prior approvals by department chair.
a. Substantive changes to a course description and/or course learning outcomes,
b. Change to departmentally selected University Outcomes, or
c. Addition or deletion of a course from the current general education course
offerings.
2. The following require approval first by the General Education Committee and, second, by the Undergraduate Policies Committee, with report to The Faculty Senate:
a. Changes to the structure (e.g., required content areas),
b. Size (i.e., total numbers of credits), or
c. Overall philosophy (e.g., required outcomes vs. required courses).
C. Changing the requirements of a major, minor, emphasis, or certificate (MMEC)
1. The department that is proposing the change consults all other departments affected by the change.
2. The department with prime responsibility for the MMEC may propose the replacement of a course(s) or addition of course options within credit limits set by the Undergraduate Policies Committee. If the changes do not increase the total number of credit hours in the approved MMEC only department and dean of the college approvals are needed.
3. Proposals increasing the number of credits in the MMEC must be approved by the Undergraduate Policies Committee.
4. When the change involves a course that meets state of Minnesota teaching licensure standards, the department is asked to consult with the teacher education unit.
5. Once approvals are obtained, the department chair completes the Academic Change Form and submits it to the dean. Upon approval, the dean submits the form to the VPAA. With VPAA approval, the form is forwarded to the Registrar’s office, the appropriate faculty members, administrators, and publications

Last modified: March 15, 2018