Substantive Curriculum Revision
Substantive refers to changes impacting 18 or more semester credit hours at the undergraduate level, 9 or more at the graduate level, and 50% or more of the credit hours in a certificate program from the last submission to the Board, and includes course rubrics, titles, descriptions, or content. Also includes curriculum modifications that increase required hours for a degree to more than 120 for the baccalaureate degree, or more than the previously approved exceptions.
Overview of Process
These changes require submission to the Tennessee Board of Regents once they have been approved on campus as outlined below. The Provost's office then sends the forms to TBR for approval and notification. Proposals will be accepted on a continual basis. Proposals (other than degree programs) received by the 15th of each month (except December) will typically be reviewed by the end of the month and summaries prepared for consideration by the Board through the 30-day review process. Approval by the Chancellor, through delegated authority, will be given at the end of the 30-day review period unless objections were voiced by the Board. Review TBR Guideline A-010.
Prepare a proposal using the required forms listed at the top of this page. Obtain approval from the following offices/committees.
- Departmental faculty
- College curriculum committee and dean
- University Curriculum Committee (if undergraduate) or Graduate School Executive Committee (if graduate level)
- Academic Council - the complete proposal on the Short Form must be submitted to the Academic Council
- Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs – send one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format and a hard copy with the appropriate signatures on the TTU Cover Form.
The proposal will be sent by the Provost Office to TBR for the staff approval and notification. It will take approximately two months.
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