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 cnsdean@hawaii.edu
  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 Pro (not Adobe 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 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, the Dean’s office will work with the department chairs on getting signatures.
  6. Please enter “Natural Sciences…Kristin Kumashiro” 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.

Review process for course change proposals:

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

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

Changes to Degree Programs

The NatSci Program & Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations on all requests to create or modify degree/minor programs. Proposals should be submitted to the cnsdean@hawaii.edu address. Proposals must include a justification for the requested changes, as well as address any resource issues tied to the requested changes. You should also include 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

Instructions for creating new academic programs can be found on the OVCAA website:
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/planning_approval/

Review process for undergraduate program changes:

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

Program and Curriculum Committee Deadlines

Semester

Type of Request

NatSci Deadline

GenEd Deadline

GRAD Division Deadline

OVCAA Deadline

Fall 2015

UHM-1; UHM-2

September 11, 2015 (Fri)

October 15, 2015 (Th)

TBA

December 1

Degree Changes

October 16, 2015 (Fri)

n/a

TBA

December 1

Spring 2016

UHM-1; UHM-2

February 12, 2016 (Fri)

March 15, 2016 (Tue)

TBA

May 15

Degree Changes

March 18, 2016 (Fri)

n/a

TBA

May 15

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