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Curriculum and Policy Changes

Academic Departments recommend course and/or program revisions and policy changes to the College Senate. Proposals are first sent to the Office of the Provost for an administrative review of costs, staffing, congruence with current programs, and the impact of policy changes. The Registrar's Office reviews programs at the same time to ensure all data fields are filled appropriately for entry into Banner, Acalog, and/or DegreeWorks

NOTE: All changes that complete Senate approval before spring Advance Registration in March, are effective in the Fall of the following academic year, or in cases requiring SUNY and NYSED approval, in the Fall of the subsequent year. Most changes will be entered into the system in the summer and will not be ready before Advance Registration in the spring of the current academic year.

Following administrative review, the proposals are sent to one of the following College Senate subcommittees as appropriate:

Committee on Undergraduate Curricula (UCC):

  • proposals for new courses and course changes (without accompanying changes to a program) should be submitted via Curriculog, starting in Fall 2021. This is the new software that interfaces directly with our Bulletin that we are in the process of implementing. geneseo.curriculog.com
  • proposals for creating and changing programs, including complex proposals that change programs and courses within the program (major/minor/concentration).  As you prepare curriculum proposals, please follow policies and guidelines posted on the college wiki and in the Undergraduate Bulletin. CURRICULUM PROPOSAL FORM
  • proposals to add general education credit to existing courses.  Please note that after administrative review of a general education course proposal, the Associate Provost for Assessment and Curriculum will forward it to the General Education Committee for review, and then to the UCC. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE PROPOSAL FORM
  • proposals for Integrative Curricular Microcredentials may be submitted on the main curriculum proposal form. They should adhere to the Senate policy passed in 2019-20. Microcredentials policy.pdf (74.1 KB)

Committee on Graduate Academic Affairs (GAAC): 

  • proposals for new courses and course changes (without accompanying changes to a program) should be submitted via Curriculog, starting in Fall 2021. This is the new software that interfaces directly with our Bulletin that we are in the process of implementing. geneseo.curriculog.com
  • proposals for creating and changing programs, including complex proposals that change programs and courses within the program (major/minor/concentration).  As you prepare curriculum proposals, please follow policies and guidelines posted on the college wiki. CURRICULUM PROPOSAL FORM
  • proposals for Integrative Curricular Microcredentials may be submitted on the main curriculum proposal form. They should adhere to the Senate policy passed in 2019-20. Microcredentials policy.pdf (74.1 KB)

Experimental Courses

Committee on Undergraduate Academic Policies, Core, and Review (UPC): 

  • proposals for changing undergraduate academic policies, academic standards, general education policies, and program reviews. Policy proposal should be submitted via Curriculog, starting in Fall 2021. geneseo.curriculog.com

Please note: Only academic departments and standing committees charged with reviewing curriculum may submit proposals directly to the College Senate subcommittees.  All others must consult with the Office of the Provost before submitting proposals.

Upon subcommittee approval, the proposals are forwarded to the full College Senate for separate readings: first reading and vote, and second reading and final vote. Accepted changes are then forwarded to the President of the College for final approval and implementation.

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