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Routing Procedures

UCC Routing Procedures for Curricular Proposals

There are 4 possible routing procedures for courses:

  1. Standard routing procedures for most courses and programs.
  2. Interdisciplinary courses and programs.
  3. One-time-only, Selected Topics, and Distance Education.
  4. General Education - Adding a thematic (competency) designation to a course.

Route 1 - The standard route for most new or revised courses or programs:

  1. New and revised permanent courses. Use Route 3 for Selected Topics, One-Time Only, and Distance Education proposals.
  2. For new and revised Majors, Minors, and the new designation of Endorsement.

UCC Routing Procedure 1

Route 2- Routing procedure for interdisciplinary courses and programs:

  • Interdisciplinary courses or programs, such as the Women's & Gender Studies Minor, or the International Studies Minor
  • Multiple prefix courses not offered as part of an interdisciplinary program.

UCC Routing Procedure 2

Route 3 - Routing procedure for One-Time-Only, Selected Topics, and Distance Education courses:

  • New "One-Time-Only: courses
  • Adding a:
    • new topic to an existing Selected Topics course number
    • distance education permission to an existing course

UCC Routing Procedure 3

Route 4 - Approval for use in General Education -- adding a thematic (competency) designation to a course:

UCC Routing Procedure 4

Curriculum Approval Process:

The Departments review course and program proposals for form, content, program implications, and resource allocation. Knowledge of course content and implications for the program are most closely examined at the department level.

Interdisciplinary Program Committees are special programs not "housed" in a single department. The Committee assigned to monitor the program assumes the rolls usually assigned to the departments in the curricular process. Examples include the Honors Committee and the Women's and Gender Studies Committee.

College Curriculum Committees review proposals for their impact on other programs and resources within the college. The College Curriculum Committees also check proposals for form and content.

The University Curriculum Committee reviews course and program proposals for their impact on programs and resources across the University. The University mission, General Education objectives, and University policies and procedures are addressed at UCC.

Additional Notes:

  1. When a course or program is denied approval at any level, the proposal returns to the department of interdisciplinary committee where it originated. All committees that approved the proposal need to be notified. The revised proposal is routed through each step of the process again.
  2. To create a generic course, such as an independent study, or the initial Selected Topics course, the department should follow the standard approval process used for other courses and proposals, Route 1 above.
  3. Only courses already approved by UCC may be proposed as a Distance Education course, as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


REVISED 5-17