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ECE Curriculum Proposal

ECE faculty use this form to submit proposed curriculum changes once department faculty have voted to approve.
  • Date on which ECE faculty voted to approve this proposal
  • PROGRAM(S) AFFECTED * Required
  • NATURE OF CHANGE * Required
    A brief summary of what changes are being made for each course, major (i.e., degree requirements table), or a program’s admission requirements.
  • e.g. Create a new certificate in cyber-physical systems, or Change the title for ECE 230
  • Provide the current catalog course description, the degree requirements table, or program admission requirements. The entire degree requirements table must be included, not just the section of the table being changed. Indicate using strikethroughs and highlights the difference in the current description or degree requirements table.
  • Provide the proposed catalog course description, the degree requirements table, or program admission requirements. The entire degree requirements table must be included. Highlight the new changes (no strikethroughs) University Foundations courses must be approved by the General Education Council prior to UCC review.
  • Rationales for changes must be as clear and specific as possible. If the proposed change is to create, add, or change a course description, describe how the change aligns with program curriculum map, affects student learning outcome(s), and progression through the program. If the proposed change is to delete, describe how the change impacts program curriculum map, affects student learning outcome(s), and progression through the program. If appropriate, describe what is happening in terms of accreditation, workload issues, etc. If the proposed changes affect a course number, then a statement about checking on the availability of that course number must be included. Check with the Catalog Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar.
  • For a new course, please provide anticipated enrollment and the basis or rationale for such projection. For other curriculum changes, please provide changes in enrollment that are likely to result.
  • Include any non-curricular resources required to implement the proposed changes. Examples of resources that might be required New faculty lines (full-time or part-time) Classroom/lab space Equipment Administrative support (usually pertains to admission/retention requirements)
  • Include any resources from the library that may be required to implement the proposed changes. If resources are required, then it should be articulated that the department/program will coordinate with the library. However, if there are no foreseen changes to library resources needed, it is allowable to say as such. The default language should use the following: “Current resources are adequate; department will continue to review relevant new resources and collaborate with library representative on updating holdings.”
  • Semester (i.e., Fall, Spring, or Summer) and year must be included (e.g., Fall 2020) Changes to existing majors must adhere to the catalog deadline to help reduce the confusion when advising and clearing degree requirements. Changes to existing catalog requirements can be changed via memos from the department chair to the Registrar. Memos cannot be used to circumvent the curriculum process and will not be applied forward to future catalogs. New majors that are set to be implemented in a future catalog can be implemented a semester or two early for enrollment purposes. In those situations, the graduation requirements will be based on the approved implementation date that coincides with the first catalog the major appears in.
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