Curriculum Proposals

Quick Guidelines for Submitting Proposals

  1. Complete all supporting attachments (syllabi, programs of study, etc) using Word format. 
    1. Use the App State Online Bulletin to access catalog copy, course descriptions, programs of study, etc and use "copy/paste" to transfer to a Word document.  Make sure to paste using the "Merge Formatting" control.
  2. Any changes to existing documents should be noted as follows:
    1.  "Insertions" should be noted in blue font.
    2.   "Deletions" should be noted with a red strike-through.
    3.   "Moves" should be noted in green font.
  3. Make sure the following link to the Syllabi Policy and Statement Information from the Academic Affairs is included on every syllabi:
    1. Also, note that the "Office of Disability Services" has changed to the "Office of Disability Resources."
  4. Contact Diana Nelson ( if you are making changes to your programs of study (POS) or if you have any questions about POS changes.
  5. For question #5, make sure to notify Eric Berry ( in the Registrar's Office, and if appropriate,  Anna Basnight ( in the Graduate School of your changes. They need to assign new course numbers if necessary, check naming change impacts, review program changes, etc.
  6. For question #6, you will need to identify courses and POS that may be affected by your proposal
    1. To do this, use the "Advanced Search" option (top left) on the undergraduate or graduate online bulletin. Enter the course, or other keyword, check "Find whole word or phrase only" and check the appropriate boxes to the right.  If looking for a course and POS impacts then check "Courses" and Programs."  Contact all affected departments or programs and note their responses.
  7. Once proposals have been approved by the department, email the form (pdf) and supporting attachments (Word) to Dr. Mark Bradbury ( 
    1. Put "Curriculum" in the subject line. 
    2. See the table below for submission deadlines.
  8. The proposals will be reviewed by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Curriculum Subcommittee to review. A department/program representative will need to attend the subcommittee meeting to answer any questions that might arise. You will be contacted by the subcommittee chair regarding attendance.
  9. Following review by the subcommittee, proposals for CAS Council will be posted to the 2020-21 CAS Council Curriculum Proposals Google Folder and summaries will go out with the agenda five days before the CAS Council meeting.
  10. For changes to only the semester offering of a course, please send an email to Dr. Mark Bradbury ( stating the request. 
    1. The dean's office will then send that information as an FYI to
  11. Following approval at CAS Council, proposals will be routed through other Councils (General Education, Council on Professional Education, Honors Council, Undergraduate AP&P, Graduate AP&P) as needed. A department/program representative will need to attend the various Council meetings to answer any questions that may arise. You will receive an email reminder of those dates.
  12. Undergraduate AP&P has an AsULearn site where all submitted proposals will be posted for AP&P review. If you have proposals for the upcoming AP&P meeting, you will be added to the AP&P listserv for the time between the submission of your proposals and the meeting. You will be expected to address any questions or concerns that are raised on the AsULearn Forum. Additionally, you will be expected to send a department/program representative to the AP&P meeting to answer any questions that may arise.

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