The Faculty Senate provides curricular resources to assist faculty seeking guidelines, timelines, and process for curricular proposals, General Education course approval, or Academic Program Review.
- Cover Sheet for Proposals for New Academic Program or Research Endeavor (PDF)
- Guidelines for Proposals for New Academic Program or Research Endeavor (PDF)
- Guidelines for Proposals to Substantially Revise an Existing Academic Program or Research Endeavor (PDF)
- Policy Clarification: Substantial Revisions to Existing Academic Program or Research Endeavor: Approval Process and Definition (PDF)
- Guidelines for Proposals to Terminate an Academic Program or Research Endeavor (PDF)
- Guidelines for Proposals for Academic Minors (PDF)
- Guidelines for Proposals for Undergraduate Certificate Programs (PDF)
- Standards for Certificates of Graduate Study (PDF)
- Process for Academic Department & Program Name Change (PDF)
- Procedure for Course Mediation Process (PDF)
- Unit Curriculum Committee Tips (PDF)
Proposal Timeline & Routing Process
General Education Course Approval Process
There are currently three approved General Education requirements at UVM: Diversity, Foundational Writing & Information Literacy, and Sustainability.
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for courses proposed for inclusion in the General Education curriculum. Once the course proposal has been completed and submitted electronically in UVM's CourseLeaf system, it will follow the workflow established for the specific college or school, ultimately making its way to the appropriate General Education Review Committee.
Academic Program Review
Academic Program Reveiw (APR) is a cyclical process for evaluating and continuously enhancing the quality and currency of academic programs. APR is conducted through the Faculty Senate's Curricular Affairs Committee in partnership with the Office of the Provost. Academic Program Review Schedule and Guidelines