NatSci Program and Curriculum Changes

Course Proposal Procedures

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  1. Be sure to use current versions of UHM-1 and UHM-2 forms and follow the current UHM guidelines . Additional information on the curriculum planning and approval process may be found on the OVCAA website (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/planning_approval/).
    Required: Justification for New Courses (UHM-1, box 19)
    Required: Justification for Course Modifications (UHM-2, box 9)
    Faculty/Departments should work with their PCC representative to make sure the paperwork is filled out properly before submitting curriculum forms to Mitch Hasegawa.
  2. Each proposal should be submitted as a single pdf file including both the UHM form and any additional documentation. Save the UHM pdf using Adobe Acrobat (not Reader), so that changes requested by the PCC can be readily incorporated. The syllabus must be attached to all UHM-1 and UHM-2 forms, Note: Learning outcomes need to be included.
  3. Proposals should be submitted, as email attachments, to Mitch Hasegawa (cnsdean@hawaii.edu) directly from the Department Chair. This is in order to ensure that the chair is aware of the proposal and will approve it.
  4. File names should be of the form “BIOL999V1.pdf”. The version number (e.g. V1) should be modified if changes and revisions are requested by the PCC.
  5. No signatures are required on the electronic submission. Once a UHM form has been approved, Mitch will work with the department chairs on getting signatures.
  6. Please enter “Natural Sciences…William Ditto” in the “Approved By/1st College/School…Dean” fields.
  7. Please enter the printed names of all other required signers in the appropriate fields. Do not enter a date on the signature line.

Helpful References

Click on the one of the "cheat sheets" summarizing common questions related to UHM forms:

UHM-1 form: NatSci Cheat Sheet (buttons link to pdfs; page numbers refer to UHM guidelines; chat boxes include additional notes) - requires Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader XI or Apple Preview, does not work embedded in other browsers
UHM-2 form: NatSci Cheat Sheet (buttons link to pdfs; page numbers refer to UHM guidelines; chat boxes include additional notes) - requires Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader XI or Apple Preview, does not work embedded in other browsers
NatSci PCC Checklist: a list of common errors on UHM forms
Additional information for graduate level courses: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/programs-courses

Review process for curriculum changes:

Department > Associate Dean > NatSci PCC > Dean's Office > GenEd or GRAD Division > OVCAA

Review process for undergraduate program changes:

Department > Associate Dean > NatSci PCC > Dean's Office > OVCAA

Changes to Degree Programs

A proposal to modify existing degree requirements should be in the form of a memo to the VCAA via the Dean of the College. It is helpful if the memo includes a copy of the existing catalog entry marked up to include the proposed change(s). All major modifications in graduate programs require advance approval of the Graduate Council. Minor program modifications, such as changing or substituting a course, may be approved by the Graduate Division. Please refer to the GRAD Division website for specific information on the modification of graduate programs.
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/program-modification

Program and Curriculum Committee Deadlines

Effective Date

Type of Request

NatSci Deadline

GenEd Deadline

GRAD Division Deadline

OVCAA Deadline

Summer 2015/Fall 2015

UHM -1; UHM-2

9/12/2014

10/20/2014

TBA

12/1/2014

Degree Changes

10/10/2014

12/1/2014

Spring 2016

UHM -1; UHM-2

TBA

TBA

TBA

5/15/2015

Degree Changes

TBA

TBA

TBA

5/15/2015

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