These procedures apply to all graduate course proposals.
• For a pre-formatted MS Word document, please click here (.doc).
1. Listing :
a. Department/school, course number, title;
b. Credits (if variable, in what range);
c. Grading (normal, i.e. A through F; or P/F or S/U);
d. Precise, brief catalog description, including prerequisites (follow catalog style).
e. When offered (Fall, Spring or both)
f. If you want enrollments to be counted for other than your normal department FTE, please enter the HEGIS code.
g. Is this a fixed course or "topics" course (topics change from semester to semester)?
2. Reasons: Explain the reasons for the proposal and the relation between this new course and the existing graduate program. If the course has been taught before as an X course, comment on your reasons for wanting to make it permanent.
3. Currency: Explain the course's relation to recent developments and new theories or knowledge in the field.
4. Diversity: Explain any relation to cultural diversity, indicating if the course considers various communities or issues of social and cultural difference.
5. Format: Describe how the class will be taught (seminar/discussion, lecture, laboratory, tutorial, programmed instruction, workshop, distance education, a combination of these).
6. Budgetary and resource requirements: Describe all new requirements associated with this course in the following areas:
b. Space and facilities
c. Staff support
d. Computers, software, computer time
e. Laboratory needs
f. Special scheduling
If the course needs no new resources, please say so. If it requires resources, explain how the department will provide them. Indicate the faculty who are available to teach the course. If they are not tenure/tenure-track faculty, then a justification is needed and the instructor's CV.
7. Library requirements: Describe any new library services, e.g. online services, databases, or periodicals this course will require, and any area in which the library collections will need enhancement for this course.
8. Enrollments: Anticipated numbers of students and frequency of offering. Describe the course's relation to requirements of the graduate program, and categories of students who would be likely to take this course.
9. Interdisciplinary role: How does this course relate to or complement existing courses in other programs? Does this course fill a need in another graduate program? How have you discussed this course with those programs? Please summarize their responses. It may also be appropriate to attach copies of emails indicating who approved and why.
10. Undergraduate program: Is the course taught simultaneously as an undergraduate and graduate course? If so, what differences will distinguish the graduate version? A graduate course co-taught with an undergraduate course must have significant elements that make it graduate-level (e.g., additional assignments and more rigorous grading). 500-level graduate courses may be approved when co-taught with 400-level courses, but will not be approved co-teaching with 100 to 300 level courses.
11. Approval: Has the course been approved by the graduate committee of the department or school? Indicate date of approval and chair of committee.
Last Updated: 4/30/12