The curriculum consists of all the courses and academic programs offered by the college—degrees, concentrations, minors, and certificates. As specified in the college bylaws, changes to the curriculum require the approval of the college curriculum committee, an elected faculty body. The committee sends summary reports of approved changes to the college Faculty Assembly for its final approval. The curriculum committee also approves the courses that can be used to fulfill the college non- Western culture requirement.
In addition to approval by the college curriculum committee and undergraduate/graduate council, Mason Core or WAC committee approval may be required.
- Sponsoring department or program (approves all changes)
- College curriculum committee (approves all changes)
- Undergraduate or Graduate Council (approves all substantial changes to courses and programs, as well as changes to policies)
- Board of Visitors (BOV) (approves new degree/certificate programs and significant modifications to existing degree/certificate programs)
- State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) (approves new degree/certificate programs and significant modifications to existing degree/certificate programs)
The process for submitting a proposal is described on the submission process page.
The deadlines for submitting curriculum changes to appear in the next University Catalog are given on the deadlines page. The curriculum committee meets regularly throughout the academic year and can review and respond to proposals. The college Faculty Assembly meets twice a semester.
Additions to the list of courses that can be used to fulfill Mason Core requirements require the approval of the University Mason Core Committee. To submit a proposal for Mason Core, follow the instructions on the submission process page.
The Mason Core Submission Guidance page offers additional information and tips for navigating the approval process.