Develop Academic Programs

These are resources and processes that will help you develop courses and academic programs. If you are looking for information about current courses, learn more about managing courses

Course Outline Template

Want to propose a new course in your department?

Complete the Course Outline Template (DOCX) and submit the form to the curriculum committee. Be sure to consult the Instruction and Credit Equivalencies Chart (PDF) as you develop the course proposal.

General Education Program

The General Education Program (GEP) is important to consider while developing academic programs. The GEP comprises 10 Goal Areas and 4 additional Intensives that cover a wide variety of subject areas. 

Find important information about the GEP Governance Structure (PDF).

View the complete list of current GEP courses and consult the course catalog to see all Goal Areas and Intensives competencies

All course proposals should be submitted through Curriculog. Contact Dan Bailey at with any questions about Curriculog. 

Course Approval & Renewal Process 

All courses considered for the GEP are reviewed by the General Education Program Subcommittee (GEPS), an additional committee of the Academic Affairs & Curriculum Committee (A2C2) of Faculty Senate

Approved courses by GEPS are forwarded to A2C2 and Faculty Senate for approval. 

  • Course proposals for any of the Goal Areas must demonstrate fulfillment of at least 51% of the specified competencies. 
  • Course proposals for any Intensives must demonstrate fulfillment of 100% of the specified competencies. 

Policy and Procedure 3-4 (Curricular Changes) outlines the approval process for all curricular changes, including GEP courses.

University Catalog Corrections

In the fall, the Warrior Hub asks faculty and staff to review their department information and submit updates for the next edition of the course catalog published in the spring.

To correct information in the current catalog, please use the following processes. 

Major Map Template 

Major maps show a recommended pathway to a degree.

Most departments create maps with four-year pathways, but some decide to illustrate two-year or three-year plans as well. Students must be full time, college ready, and ready to declare a major to follow the map exactly as shown.

Major Maps do not take the place of meetings with advisors. The maps are only a sample, and advisors can help students find other pathways to complete their degrees in four years.

Major Maps also do not replace the Degree Audit System, which is the official record for a students’ progress toward major and graduation requirements.

Once you’ve completed the major map, you should request to add it to the Course Catalog and your department website. This will make it easier for students to find the major maps and plan their schedules.

Dr. Elizabeth Zold
General Education Program Director

Minne Hall 330


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Dr. Hannah Leverentz-Culp
General Education Program Subcommittee Chair

Pasteur Hall 320


Email Hannah Leverentz-Culp
Warrior Hub
Maxwell 209


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