Programs, Curricula & Courses (PCC)
For a pdf of
the PCC Manual, click here.
For the PCC Cover Sheet, click here.
For proposals that will modify Limited Enrollment Programs, click here.
The Programs, Curricula & Courses (PCC)
Manual describes the procedures to develop or modify academic programs
or academic unit structures. Individual courses are approved
or modified by a different process through the Vice President's
Advisory Committee (VPAC).
Preparing a Proposal
The information needed to prepare a proposal is collected in two major
documents: the PCC Manual, which focuses on the procedures
and the approval process; and The Design of Academic Programs,
which focuses on the content of the rules and regulations that govern
academic program design.
Proposal formats vary considerably according to
the type of change under consideration. Refer to the Table of Contents for the specific
requirements for your proposed change. All proposals must
include a cover sheet, which must be approved and signed at each stage
of the process, AND an electronic version of the other proposal
components, which should be emailed to Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
after approval by the Dean. Specific instructions are also
located on the cover sheet for your convenience.
All proposals (with a few exceptions listed
below) follow this approval path before being submitted to Academic
- Departmental PCC Committee(s)
- Department Chair(s)
- College/School PCC Committee(s)
This procedure can be modified for
non-departmentalized Colleges or for interdisciplinary programs.
Exceptions include establishing a center, offering an existing program
in a new location, and offering a new program under the Master of
Professional Studies or Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies
Please contact Academic Affairs with any
questions you may have.
Senior Coordinator for Academic Programs