Educational Policy Committee (EPC)
Guidelines for Program and Course Revisions

The following guidelines are intended to help Deans, Department Chairs and Chairs of School Curriculum Committees coordinate campus wide curriculum change with the EPC. Questions about these guidelines should be directed to the Chair of EPC.

Changes that do not usually require readings at EPC, but require EPC Chair's signature:

  • Course catalog description changes
  • Course title changes
  • Pre-requisite changes
  • Course format change (e.g. changing to a discussion or lab)
  • Renumbering of courses EXCEPT when the course is being changed from lower to upper, or upper to lower division status.
  • Experimental courses may be offered twice at the department level. A Course Change Form must be submitted for each semester that an experimental course is offered. After an experimental course is offered twice, it should be evaluated by the department curriculum committee for possible inclusion as a regular departmental offering, at which time standard procedures for approval of new courses are to be followed (see below).

Changes requiring EPC approval:

  • All new courses to majors or minors
  • All unit changes in courses
  • All unit changes in majors or minors
  • Course changes that impact the General Education requirement
  • Course changes that impact the major or minor
  • Course changes that impact other departments or schools (e..g. additions or deletions to a major or minor)

Please use the Curricular Forms found on this website to submit your changes. Use the Directions on that page for correct routing information.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE GUIDELINES

FOR EPC PROGRAM AND COURSE REVISIONS:

Revisions of existing courses/new courses or programs to general education courses must be submitted to the General Education Subcommittee and then to EPC.

Revisions of existing /new courses or programs to graduate programs and courses MUST be submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee and then to EPC.