Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee serves as the primary curricular planning body for the faculty, responsible for recommending to the faculty policies and programs that affect the college in general and for reviewing and recommending departmental, interdepartmental, and interdisciplinary programs and policies. The Curriculum Committee also approves new and revised semester and Summer Term courses, General Education Area courses, Writing courses, and First Term and Challenge Seminars. The Curriculum Committee welcomes comments about policies it will be recommending to the Faculty, and about courses that are in review. All comments can be emailed to the full committee at: See here information about: curriculum committee meeting times and dates and curricular planning meetings and workshops information.

Proposal Forms and Deadlines

Proposal forms can be found at the following Curriculum Committee web pages:

See definition of minor vs. substantive course change

Course Proposal Deadlines for 2024-25

The following deadlines apply to new courses and proposals for any new or existing course to receive general education distribution or graduation requirement designations for courses offered in a given term. Challenge Capstone Seminars should use the deadline for the term in which the course will first be offered. There are also deadlines for minor changes to courses.

Fall Term Courses (New Proposals and/or Changes to Existing Courses)
  • Fall 2024 courses: 
    • Preferred deadline: January 5, 2024
    • Final deadline: February 19, 2024
Changes to Majors and Minors

The committee will consider changes to majors and minors on a rolling basis. The following table indicates when major/minor changes need to be submitted to the Curriculum Committee (Due Date) in order to be considered at the next Curriculum Committee Meeting and then voted on by the entire faculty. Note: the committee may not be able to consider all proposals submitted in advance of a particular date if there are too many proposals.

Turn in a proposal on this date... …to be considered by the Curriculum Committee by.... …And to be approved by the full faculty by on this date.
January 15, 2024 (preferred) January 19, 2024 February 19, 2024
February 26, 2024 March 1, 2024 February 19, 2024
April 1, 2024 April 5, 2024 May 3, 2024
Spring Term Courses
  • Spring 2025 courses: TBD
  • Minor changes to Spring 2025 courses: TBD

We have created a new general education curriculum landing page for students, a first stop for information about the academic program changes. The page includes video and print overviews of the changes, a FAQ we will update throughout Spring 2024, and a worksheet that will help explain how current courses will translate into the new curriculum.