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Course Proposal Tip Sheet
Developed by UMKC Assessment SP19

Contact Information

Dr. Andrew Bergerson, Chair

Alicen Lundberg, Coordinator

Curriculum Committee

Curriculum and Catalog Deadlines:

All changes (with exception of new programs) currently submitted will be effective for the 2021-22 Catalog.

  • October 1, 2020 – Deadline for proposal to receive chairs’/directors’ approval in CourseLeaf
  • December 1, 2020 – Deadline for proposal to receive Dean’s approval

New Programs are first reviewed by the university’s Academic Innovation Committee through a Program Concept Form.

CAS Curriculum Committee Spring 2020 Meetings:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 1-2:30 pmAgenda
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – 1-2:30 pm – Cancelled
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – 1-2:30 pmAgenda

CAS Curriculum Committees will take place via Zoom during the campus shutdown for COVID-19.

*New program proposals and some course proposals have workflow reviews that occur before it enters the CAS Curriculum Committee’s queue. The committee will attempt to review proposals according to the submission deadlines listed, but delays or rollbacks prior to a proposal coming to the committee may cause delays to when the committee can review.

  • Writing Intensive courses – Sent to Reading and Writing Board
  • Service Learning courses – Sent to Provost Office
  • Undergraduate Research courses – Sent to Director of Undergraduate Research

All new course proposals and course modifications must include Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). For assistance with developing and writing SLOs, please contact the Director of Assessment, Ruth Cain.

Prepare Submission:

University-Wide Information & Resources: Links to CourseLeaf systems and associated quick reference guides.

Syllabus Components (with CAS CPR link)

Some common areas that cause proposals to be rolled back at some point of the workflow:

  • Lack of updated Curriculum Map and/or Assessment Plan (current maps and plans can be found in the program’s Assessment folder in UMKC Box) – please contact Director of Assessment, Ruth Cain
  • Lack of update to Course Rotation
  • CourseLeaf and Syllabus should match (Course Number, Title, Catalog Description, Class Format, etc.)
  • Grading information (percentages/points for each assignment, overall grading scale, etc.)

Meeting Attendance:

If your department is on the agenda, your chair/director and administrative support will be contacted regarding meeting attendance. In order to field possible questions during discussion, new course proposals, new program proposals and program modifications require a representative from the originating department familiar with the proposal to attend the meeting when their proposal is on the agenda.

Course modifications do not require a representative at the meeting, but an explanation of what changes are being made and why can provide important rationale for the Committee. This justification can be entered into CourseLeaf or submitted as a short statement via email to the Curriculum Committee Chair and/or Coordinator.


Committee Coordinator: Alicen Lundberg (816-235-2534)
CourseLeaf Help

Committee Minutes:

Committee Information:

Please see Faculty Shared Governance and Proceedings.