Curriculum Committee - Proposing Curricular Changes in CAS

For inclusion in the 2020-2021 Course Schedule or Catalog, proposals were due to the Curriculum Committee by November 18, 2019.

All proposed curricular changes must follow the procedures outlined in the A&S governance documents. The diagram on this page illustrates the approval process, as well as the approval level required for major, minor or miniscule changes within the curriculum (click the image for an enlarged version).Diagram of the curricular change process

Forms for proposing different types of curricular change can be found in the table below. Please download the appropriate form to your computer, open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader or MS Word, fill in the appropriate fields and save it with a new file name indicating the course or program being modified. Forward the completed form to your department chair and then to your school director. You can not fill out the forms if you are viewing them in your web browser.

When proposing new courses or course changes, it may be useful to examine the guidelines for course levels. Other curriculum committee policies can be found here. In constructing new majors or modifying existing ones, it may be helpful to look at our database of required credits for all majors.

If you are proposing a course that will fulfill the college's Writing in the Discipline (WiD) core requirement or seeking to designate an existing course as a WiD course for your program, please review the summary of WiD practices and learning outcomes at Pacific.

As of 2019, the Curriculum Committee prefers that you use the Word (.docx) versions of the curricular change forms, however the forms are also available in PDF format in Box.

Major Items Minor Items Minuscule Items

New majors, minors, tracks or emphases (.docx)

New course proposal form (.docx)

Course Change Form (.docx)
This form is used to request the following changes:

  • Course credits
  • Prerequisites/Instructor Consent
  • Changes in content
  • Major changes in resource usage
  • Upper division/lower division switch
  • Dropping, merging or splitting courses

Course Designation Forms
These forms are used to request the following changes to new and existing courses:

Changes to majors, minors, tracks or emphases (.docx)

Course Change Form (.docx)
This form is used to request the following changes:

  • Changes in course numbering
  • Changes in course names
  • Enrollment limits
  • Minor changes in course descriptions
  • Co-listing courses across disciplines
  • Changes in grading designation (i.e. changing from letter graded to Pass/No Pass)
  • Changes in repeat policies

New Course Proposal for X55 courses (.docx)

 

Course Deactivation Form (.docx)