Adding New Courses

New permanent courses must be approved through PICR and UAB/GAB, whichever is appropriate.

Forms required for a new course:

  • Curriculum Action Request (CAR)
  • Course Content Guide (CCG)
  • Coordination Form (not required for PICR review)
  • Library Resource Form (not required for PICR review)
  • Fee Form (only if fee amount is changing not required for PICR review)
  • Resource Implication Form (not required for PICR review)

Revising Existing Courses

NOTE: Simple revisions to courses will be approved by PICR and the CTC Dean’s office. Consult the UAA Curriculum Handbook if you're unsure whether your change is minor or major.

Please understand that when a course is submitted for review, even if it is only a title change, the entire course is open for comments and questions. If curriculum guidelines have changed significantly since the course was originally approved, you may be asked to update the CCG format and include any new items in the CCG. You should update the bibliography to meet APA or other current industry formatting standards and include any new references that have been published.

Forms required to revise an existing course:

  • Curriculum Action Request (CAR)
  • Course Content Guide (CCG)
  • Library Resource Form (not required for PICR review)
  • Fee Form (only if fee amount is changing not required for PICR review)
  • Resource Implication Form (not required for PICR review)

Trial Courses

Trial courses end with a _94 and are approved by PICR and the Dean's office. They can be offered for three semesters before they must be dropped or put through the curriculum process as permanent courses. Offering trial courses temporarily allows programs to meet immediate needs and to see the curriculum in action before creating a permanent course. This can help build the case for the demand and efficacy of a course. It can also indicate whether putting a course through the entire curriculum approval process is really necessary before undertaking the effort.

Forms required for a trial course:

  • Curriculum Action Request (CAR)
  • Course Content Guide (CCG)
  • Library Resource Form not required for PICR review)
  • Fee Form (not required for PICR review)
  • Resource Implication Form (not required for PICR review)

Deleting Courses

It is important ensure that the program no longer needs the course at all anymore, or if it could serve in a modified form. Consider the impact on students needing the course to finish their certificate or degree and coordinate with other programs that require the course. Courses are automatically placed on a purge list if not offered in the past five years.

Forms required for each course to be deleted:

Sample Forms