UT Tyler Office of Academic Affairs
The curriculum consists of all the courses and all the academic programs offered by the colleges—degrees, concentrations, minors, and certificates. Any substantive curricular change that will result in a change to the catalog or other official documents of the University must follow the approval process outlined below.
Changes to the curriculum require the approval of the departmental curriculum committee, the departmental chairperson, college curriculum committee, the dean of the college, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or the Graduate Council, and the Provost. Changes to prerequisites or co-requisites for courses only require the approval of the departmental chairperson, the dean of the college, and the provost.
Timeline: The online University Catalog is updated annually and is published in April for the following academic year. Curriculum approvals received by the March 1 deadline will be included in the catalog for the next academic year.
Coordination with other Units: If a change may have an impact on another unit, there should be consultation with that unit prior to submitting the change. The chairperson or dean of the affected unit should approve the proposed change.
All new graduate and undergraduate course proposals must include Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods as well as a complete syllabus.
If you have approval from the Provost to propose a new degree program, you will need to download THECB New Program Request Form for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees or Doctoral Program. You are encouraged to work with the Vice Provost as you prepare the proposal. When submitting a new degree proposal to the various committees please include the following documents:
- THECB New Program Request Form for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
- complete catalog copy
All curriculum requests are submitted through the online curriculum management portal.