Changes in Approved Courses
- 1. What kinds of changes might be made to a course already approved by CPC?
- 2. Why do I need to notify CPC of a change in the title or number of a course?
- 3. How do I request a change in the title, number, credit, repeatability, or QR status of a course?
- 4. If a department wishes to make changes in numbering all of its courses rather than, say, one or two, what is the procedure?
Changes in course number, course title, the amount of credit offered, repeatability, and QR designation all need to be approved by CPC. Please remember that changes to any of these will be binding on any faculty member who teaches the course. Thus, if a faculty member desires to change the title, number, credit, QR qualification, and/or repeatability for a course which is taught by other members of the department, s/he needs to ensure that all faculty who teach the course agree to the changes.
Changes in course descriptions (including prerequisites) generally do not require the approval of CPC so long as they are not substantive. CPC assumes that faculty will from time to time update their course descriptions and that this can routinely occur each year as the Course Catalog is being compiled. However, bear in mind that, for courses taught by several members of a department, it may be easier to write a more general description of the course that can apply to anyone who teaches rather than to tailor the description specifically to each faculty member who teaches it. The Registrar's Office will annually send each department an electronic copy of all of its course descriptions for updating.
It is necessary to notify CPC and the registrar of any changes in the listing of permanent courses, including changes in titles and numbers, so that all courses can be accurately tracked and recorded in student transcripts and proper accounts can be kept of student's fulfillment of graduation requirements.
This is why a change in the name or number of a course must apply to all faculty who teach the course. It can not be changed just for one instructor. The registrar cannot track such idiosyncratic changes through student transcripts. A course designation must mean the same thing for all students.
A change in the name or number of a course must apply to all faculty who teach the course. It can not be changed just for one instructor. The registrar cannot track such idiosyncratic changes through student transcripts. A course must mean the same thing for all students.
Go to: CPC Course Changes Form
On the form entitled Changes to Already Approved Courses, fill out all information for the course as it was originally approved, as well as the new information for the changes being proposed. Provide a rationale for the change and submit the form to the Registrar for consideration by CPC.
4. If a department wishes to make changes in numbering all of its courses rather than, say, one or two, what is the procedure?
Send to CPC a list of old numbers and course titles and the corresponding new numbers and titles with explanation.