Course proposal guidelines

All Academic Council proposals are submitted using the Kuali Curriculum Management System. Kuali can also be accessed by the general links on the Teaching/Advising tab on MyGate.


CHANGE TO EXISTING COURSE
Changes to existing courses are submitted for approval as information items. The following course changes should be submitted for approval:

  • Change in a course number
  • Change in a course prefix
  • Change in credit hours
  • Change in a course description
  • Change in course title
  • Change in course prerequisite(s) and/or corequisite(s)
EFFECTIVE SEMESTER: The effective date should be the semester (i.e. Fall 2021) that changes will be implemented. Changes cannot go into effect in an active term.

DELETE COURSE
Courses to be deleted from Murray State's course inventory must be approved by the Academic Council.

EFFECTIVE SEMESTER: The effective date should be the semester (i.e. Fall 2021) that the course will be deleted from course inventory.

NEW COURSES
Proposed courses are routed to the appropriate Academic Council standing committee for review and recommendation to the full Academic Council once entered in Kuali.
EFFECTIVE SEMESTER: The effective date should be the semester (i.e. Fall 2021) that the new course will be implemented.

NEW PROGRAMS/PROGRAM CHANGES
Proposed new programs  and extensive program changes are routed to the appropriate Academic Council standing committee for review and recommendation to the full Academic Council once entered in Kuali. Minor changes in degree programs, areas of concentration, majors, or minors that do not substantially alter the nature or direction of a student’s course of study will be processed as information items.

The intent to create a new program should be discussed with Dr. Robert Pervine, Associate Provost. Once the creation of a new program has been approved, the department should follow the Approval Process for New Degree Programs.

Submit new program curriculum to Academic Council with:

  1. Academic Program Inventory Information form
  2. Course Alignment Matrix
EFFECTIVE SEMESTER: The effective date should be the semester (i.e. Fall 2021) that the new program will be implemented.