Information on the policy and process guiding substantial curricular changes.
A substantial redirection of a program's curriculum, sometimes referred to as a major curricular change, requires approval at various levels throughout the university. Specifically a curricular change that equates to a change to more than 50% of the curriculum (e.g., changing more than half of a program's required courses) requires academic approval by the faculty of the academic department or unit, the dean of the school/college, the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (for graduate programs), and the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC). In addition to these campus approvals, UW System approval is also required under SYS 102, Section 3.2.2.
Programs that seek to make substantial curriculum changes propose to do so via the Lumen Programs system. Lumen is the university's system that manages new program proposals and proposals to revise/change existing programs.
The Lumen Programs proposal must include the following information, as prompted by the online form: