A proposal for a slash course must be approved by both the graduate and undergraduate curriculum committees. It does not matter which body hears the proposal first. The same LX138C and 139 forms should be used for both levels. The undergraduate course number should be circled for the set to be used for UCC; the graduate course number should be circled for the set to be used for GCC review. If a department is deleting one level of a slash course (usually the graduate level) and not making any changes to the other level, the proposal only needs committee approval for the deletion. There is no reason to submit the proposal to the committee at the level that is not changing, i.e. if a department is dropping the graduate level, there is no need for the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee to review it.
New umbrella courses and revisions to existing umbrella courses need curriculum committee approval.Individual topics offered under umbrella courses do NOT need curriculum committee review. When offering a topic, an LX138C and 139 are completed and approved by the department and dean. The signed originals are submitted to the Records and Registration Office if the course is only offered for undergraduate credit. If it is offered for graduate credit, the director of graduate studies must sign it after the college dean, before the registrar signs it. The LX138C and 139 are specific to the particular topic being proposed. It is important to identify if it is offered as pass/fail or graded if that option exists for the course. The specific topic title will appear on the students’ transcripts. It is helpful to list the instructor so graduate faculty status can be verified if the topic is offered at the graduate level. Use the description section of the form for this.
After a course has been approved at UCC that the department would like to be added to the General Education curriculum, the department must submit the course along with the approved LX138C and 139, to the chairperson of the General Education Committee, who will include it on the agenda for that group. The department will also need to submit the LX140 for General Education Committee consideration.
Majors - Academic Planning Committee, Faculty Senate, System, UCC or GCC
Emphases within majors - Academic Planning Committee, UCC, Faculty Senate
Major Name Change - UCC, UW System
Minors - Academic Planning Committee, UCC, Faculty Senate
Undergraduate Courses - UCC (possibly Academic Planning if unresolved resource issues)
Graduate Courses - GCC (possibly Academic Planning if unresolved resource issues)
Slash Courses - Both UCC and GCC (either committee first)
General Education Courses - UCC, then Gen Ed Committee
Umbrella topics - Dean, Graduate Director if appropriate, Records & Registration (not Curriculum Committee)
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