Establish New Course

Before You Begin

  • All programs must undergo the College Program Alignment process in order to propose any new courses. Program Alignment is a process that organizes and categorizes a degree program’s structure and content. Contact your degree/program director for the alignment status of your program.
  • New courses are implemented approximately one year after a proposal is fully approved.

Documents You'll Need


The full proposal (including final syllabus and justification) must be submitted to the CHS Curriculum Committee by these dates in order to clear all internal college approvals before the University deadline.

  • Fall Deadline: July 1 (to offer course the following Fall)
  • Spring Deadline: December 1 (to offer course the following Spring)

Visit the Review and Governance page for more information.


The process for establishing a new course has two parts to it. Below is a general idea of the process.

Part 1 – Preliminary steps

  1. Confirm with your program director that the final gap analysis in Program Alignment has been completed and a need for a new course has been identified.
  2. Discuss course idea at your faculty/program curriculum committee.

Part 2 – Formal Development/Approval Process

  1. Develop a syllabus using the CHS Syllabus Template and help from the Instructional Support team. Self-enroll in the CHS Faculty Resource Center for access.
  2. Submit syllabus and justification to for CHS Curriculum Committee review.

Additional Resources

Comprehensive university resources can be found on the University Curriculum Development webpage.

Contact Information

Kate Brown
Director, Academic Success and Innovation

Kimberly Doney
Manager, Curriculum and Academic Success

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