Resolution on Guidelines for Approving New Degree and Credential Programs at HSU
RESOLVED: That the University Senate of Humboldt State University recommends to the Provost the attached “Guidelines for Approving New Degree and Credential Programs at HSU” developed by the Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC) be adopted for use by the ICC.
RATIONALE: The initial charge to the ICC included developing clear criteria and processes for making curricular decisions. Having guidelines for the process and standards for approving new programs should make the process more clear and transparent for everyone involved.
These guidelines have gone through extensive revision – much of it based on the experience the ICC has had in approving new majors in the last year. Hopefully, the three steps will allow this process to be more streamlined than our current process, so that any concerns about the focus or philosophical underpinnings of a program can be resolved before the proposers spend a great deal of time completing the details of curriculum forms.
University Senate: PASSED unanimously, 04/24/12
Provost Snyder: Approved 05/02/12