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Curriculum Submission Deadlines for AY 2017/2018:


Fall 2017 Submission Deadline:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spring 2018 Submission Deadline:

Friday, February 16, 2018

Email address to Submit Curriculum Proposals and Proposal Revisions:

This email address is only for the submission of curriculum proposals or the resubmission of revised curriculum proposals.

Query/discussion emails should be sent directly to the chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee (Marci Carrasquillo: or to the Senate Office Secretary (Donna Ennis:

Instructions for Submitting, Resubmitting, or Queries about Curriculum Proposals


All proposal sponsors should review the information on the Sponsor Responsibilities page before submitting a proposal:

  • Submit the complete proposal with the Proposal Cover (Process) Form (with all required signatures) as a single PDF to the curriculum submission email address: The title of the proposal should be the subject line of the email.
  • Deliver a hard copy of proposal's process cover sheet to the Senate Office. A hard copy of the entire proposal does not need to be submitted.

Once a curriculum proposal has been received and processed by the Senate Office, it will be assigned a curriculum proposal number and be available on the Curriculum Database (spreadsheet): Once a curriculum proposal number has been assigned, all future communication about the proposal from interested parties should refer to this number.

When resubmitting a revised proposal

  • The complete proposal file (PDF) must be resubmitted (including cover sheet and all supplemental documents).
  • The curriculum proposal number should be the subject of the email. Proposal resubmissions that do not reference the curriculum proposal number will not be accepted and will be returned to the sponsor for clarification.

Sponsor Responsibilities


Curriculum Proposal sponsors are responsible for their proposals throughout the review and approval process and should be aware of their responsibilities. Knowing these responsibilities can reduce unneccessay errors in proposals and avoid delays in the review process: Sponsor Responsibilities.

Appeal Process


Sponsors of proposals that have received negative reviews in the Senate Curriculum approval process can appeal to have their proposals reconsidered.

  • Sponsors who wish to appeal a negative review by their College Curriculum Committee would petition the Senate Curriculum Committee in writing (directed to the Senate Curriculum Committee Chair).
  • Sponsors who wish to appeal a negative review by the Senate Curriculum Committee would petition the Senate Faculty Executive Committee in writing (directed to the Faculty Senate President).
  • No formal appeal process exists for non-approval outside the Senate Curriculum process (preliminary department and dean approval or Provost-level approval); however, in such cases, sponsors should contact the Faculty Senate President to explore resolution options.

Curriculum Definitions and Parameters for Degree and Degree-Related Programs


This page contains the most recent (effective Fall 2016) definitions and parameters for university degree and degree-related programs: Curriculum Definitions and Parameters for Degree and Degree-Related Programs.

Curriculum Proposal Cover (Process) Forms and Individual Proposal Guidelines


Creation of a new course (Non-Rowan Core); one course per proposal.

Process A Cover Form


Changes to any existing course(s) (Non-Rowan Core). A single proposal may make changes to mulitiple courses from the same department or program. Course changes include prefix, title, catalog description, writing intesive designation, student credit hours, and/or faculty hours.

Process A Cover Form


Creation of a new Rowan Core course; one course per proposal. As of Fall 2017, proposals creating a new General Education course are not being accepted.

  • For guidelines to create a new Rowan Core course, go to the Rowan Core Committee webpage. For more information contact the Chair of the Rowan Core Committee, Dr. Nathan Bauer.

Go to Rowan Core Webpage


Changes to any existing General Education course proposal may make changes to multiple courses from the same department or program. As of Fall 2017, proposals changing an existing General Education course's designation are not being accepted. Changes to existing General Education courses may address all other aspects of the course, such as title, prereqs, catalogue description, hours, etc.

Process B Cover Form


Minor changes (3 or fewer) to an existing degree program or degree related program (minor, concentration, CUGS, , COGS, CAGS, post-bac, etc.). Minor changes generally include required course work or other completion requirements.

Note: The number of changes refers to the total number of changes simultaneously being proposed to a single program. All changes to a single program need to be addressed in a single proposal. Changes to individual courses may be addressed in a Process A proposal (see above).

Process C Cover Form


Major changes (4 or more) to an existing degree program or degree related program (minor, concentration, CUGS, , COGS, CAGS, post-bac, etc.). Major changes generally include required course work or other requirements.

Note: The number of changes refers to the total number of changes simultaneously being proposed to a single program. Sponsors may opt to include changes to individual courses and program requirements in a single Process D proposal.

Process D Cover Form


The creation of a 4+1 dual undergraduate/graduate program.

Note: A 4+1 Dual Undergraduate/Graduate Program can only be proposed when both the related undergraduate and graduate programs exist. If one of the related programs does not exist, then that program must first be approved through the curricular process before the 4+1 degree can be proposed.

Process D Cover Form


Creation of a single, new degree-related program (minor, concentration, CUGS, COGS, CAGS, post-bac, etc.). Only one program per proposal.

Process E Cover Form


Creation of a single, new degree program (BA, BS, MA, MS, Ph.D).

Note: New degree programs require approval approval by the BOT Academic Affairs Subcommitee prior to being submitted for curriculum review.


Process F Cover Form


Quasi-Curriculum Proposals.

Quasi-Curricular proposal generally fall into two categories.

The first category are proposals those that directly or indirectly affect curriculum but do not represent curriculum in and of themselves. The second category are those proposals that transcend identification with a single department or college. Sample Process Q proposals:

  • Change the name of an existing degree or degree-related program (BA/BS, MA/MS, Ph.D, or minor, concentration, or any other type of certificate).
  • Dissolve or suspend an existing degree.
  • Create or dissolve a department, school, or college, or other academic unit.
  • Move a department from one college to another college or academic unit.
  • Change the name or structure of a department, school, college, or academic unit.
  • Change curriculum approval processes.
  • Create or dissolve types of degree and degree-related programs (generic not specific).
  • Change universal graduation, Rowan Core, or Basic Skills requirements.

Note: Depending on the number of changes being proposed, use either the Minor or Major Changes proposal guidelines above as the template for the proposal. Contact the Senate Curriculum Chair if there are any questions about whether a proposal is a Process Q or how such a proposal should be presented.

Process Q Cover Form

Writing Intensive Course Designation Criteria


A Writing Intensive designation may apply to both Rowan Core/General Education and non-Rowan Core/General Education courses. A proposal requesting this designation for a course (new or existing) must explicitly address how the course meets the defined criteria: Writing Intensive Designation Criteria.

Rowan Core Literacies Criteria


Beginning fall 2016, new courses that would have fulfilled the University’s General Education requirements will need to meet the new Rowan Core literacy designations: Rowan Core Literacies Criteria.

CIP Code Finder


The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) allows for the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completion activity. This code must be included in all new degree and newdegree-related programs: CIP Code Finder.

Library Resource Form


A Library Resource Form is required for all new course and new degree and degree-related programs (processes A, B, E and F). Forms might also be required for extensive changes to courses.

2017-2018 Editable Library Resource Form



Chair: Marci Carrasquillo email:

Committee Members 2017-18
Marci Carrasquillo Chair
Erin Herberg Co-Chair
Ozge Uygur Faculty - Business
Phil Lewis Faculty - Business
Joy Cypher Faculty - Comm/Creative Arts
Dan Strasser Faculty - Comm/Creative Arts
Margaret Shuff Faculty - Education
Tyrone McCombs Faculty - Education
Will Ridell Faculty - Engineering
Eric Constans Faculty - Engineering
Maria Rosado Faculty - Humanities/Social Sciences
Nathan Bauer Faculty - Humanities/Social Sciences
Claire Flack Faculty - Humanities/Social Sciences
Leslie Elkins Faculty - Performing Arts
Adam Kolek Faculty - Performing Arts
Nancy Tinkham Faculty - Science/Mathematics
Gustavo Moura Faculty - Science/Mathematics
David Vaccaro Professional Staff
Jennifer Matthews Librarian
Amanda Adams AFT Representative
Peace Nwankwo SGA Representative
Matt Kyle SGA Representative
Marcus Mitchell SGA Representative

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