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The
University of Alaska Anchorage
Curriculum Handbook
for

Faculty



Revised June 2011


Table of Contents


Acronym List iv

Section 1 - Introduction 1

1.1 Academic Boards of the Faculty Senate Principles of Operation 1

Basis for Academic Board Review 1



Section 2 - Curriculum Screening Criteria 3

2.1 Issues in Curriculum Review 3

2.1.1Curriculum Review 3

2.1.2Academic Considerations Addressed in Review 3

2.1.3Review of Program Proposals 4

2.1.4Program Outcomes 4

Section 3 - Curriculum Approval Process 5

for Courses, Programs and Prefixes 5

3.1Overview 5

3.2 Approval for Minor Changes to Undergraduate Credit Courses 6

3.2.1All Undergraduate Credit Courses Numbered 050 – 499 6

3.2.2Lower Division Undergraduate Credit Courses Numbered 050 – 299 Only 6

3.3 Minor Catalog Changes 7

The following catalog changes are considered minor changes, and do not have to be reviewed by the Undergraduate Academic Board. 7

3.4 Approval for substantive changes to courses numbered 050 - 299, for all changes to courses numbered 300 - 499, and for additions or deletions of all academic credit courses. 7

3.5 600-Level Courses 7

3.6 500-Level Courses 8

Section 4 - Prefixes 9

4.1 Changes to or Replacement of a Prefix 9

4.2 Addition of a Prefix 9

4.3 Inactivation of a Prefix 10

Section 5 - Courses 12

5.1 Changes or Revisions to a Course 12

5.2 Adding a New Course 12

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5.3 Deleting a Course 16

Section 6 - General Education Requirement (GER) 17

6.2 Revision of or Request for GER Course 17

6.3 Deletion of a GER Course 18

Section 7 - Programs 19

7.1 Minor Revisions to Programs (includes new option within a program) 19

7.2 Programs which have MATH, ENGL, and COMM requirements 20

7.3 New Programs and Major Changes to Programs 21

Program Approval Process 24

Section 8 - Policy Additions and Changes 25

Section 9 - Step-By-Step Instructions for the Course Content Guide 26

Section 10 - Step-By-Step Instructions for the Course Action Request 37

10.1The CAR Form 37

10.2 Instructions for Completing the CAR 38

Box 1a. School or College 38

Box 1b. Division 38

Box 1c. Department 39

Box 2. Course Prefix 39

Box 3. Course Number 39

Box 4. Previous Course Prefix & Number 41

Box 5a. Credits/CEUs 41

Box 5b. Contact Hours (Lecture + Lab) per week (15-week semester) 41

Box 6. Complete Course Title 42

Box 7. Type of Course 43

Box 8. Type of Action 43

Box 9. Repeat Status 43

Box 10. Grading Basis 44

Box 11. Implementation Date 44

Box 12. Cross-Listed or Stacked 44

Box 13a. Impacted Courses or Programs 45

Box 13b. Coordination Email Submitted to Faculty Listserv 47

Box 13c. Coordination with Library Liaison 47

Box 14. GERs 47

Box 15. Course Description 47

Box 16a. Course Prerequisite (s) 47

Box 16b. Test Scores 48

Box 16c. Corequisite(s) 48

Box 16d. Other Restriction(s) 48

Box 16e. Registration Restriction(s) 49

Box 17. Mark if Course Has Fees 49

Box 18. Mark if Course is a Selected Topic Course 49

Box 19. Justification for Action 49

Section 11 - Step-By-Step Instructions for the Program/Prefix Action Request (PAR) 50

11.1 The PAR Form 50

University of Alaska Anchorage 50

Proposal to Initiate, Add, Change, or Delete a Program of Study or Prefix 50

11.2 Instructions for Completing the PAR 51

Box 1a. School/College 51

Box 1b. Division 51

Box 1c. Department 52

Box 2. Complete Program Title/Prefix 52

Box 3. Type of Program 52

Box 4. Type of Action 52

Box 5. Implementation Date 52

Box 6a. Coordination with Affected Units 52

Box 6b. Coordination Email Submitted to Faculty Listserv 53

Box 6c. Coordination with Library Liaison 53

Box 7. Title and Program Description 54

Box 8. Justification for Action 54

Section 12 - Catalog Copy Formatting 55

Appendix A - Links to Templates 63

Appendix B - Links to Examples 64

Appendix C - Observable Verbs 65

Cognitive Domain Observable Verbs 65

Affective Domain Observable Verbs 67

Psychomotor Domain Observable Verbs 68

Appendix D - The Undergraduate & Graduate Academic Boards 69

Membership 69

Responsibilities 69

Meeting Schedule 70

Agenda and Summary 70

Meeting Procedure 72

Administrative Support 72

Appendix E - Guidelines on Student Outcomes for


Courses and Programs 73


Appendix F - Guidelines for UAA Distance Education Courses 74

Index 74


List of Figures

Prefix Approval Process 11

Permanent Course Approval Process 14

Non-Permanent Credit Course, 500-Level Course, and Noncredit/CEU Approval Process 15

Program Approval Process 24

Acronym List


BOR Board of Regents

CAR Course Action Request

CCG Course Content Guide

CEU Continuing Education Unit

GAB Graduate Academic Board

GER General Education Requirement

GERC General Education Review Committee

OAA Office of Academic Affairs

PAR Program/Prefix Action Request

SAC Statewide Academic Council

UAA University of Alaska Anchorage

UAB Undergraduate Academic Board

US DoE US Department of Education

USUAA Union of Students at UAA





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