Curriculum & Program Approval Process

According to Montana Board of Regents Policy 303.1, the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) and the Board of Regents (BOR) are responsible for monitoring and approving proposals for new offerings and modifications to existing offerings. The Office of the Provost coordinates BOR submission of UM’s curriculum change proposals.

Curriculum proposal submission, routing, and approval takes place on Coursedog. The Curriculum Approval Handbook provides a detailed overview of the process, along with instructions for using Coursedog

The first step to any curriculum proposal is working with the Office of the Provost to identify which type of change you are making. Please consult Hadley Jackson ( before completing any paperwork to ensure you are taking the correct route. This will prevent you from completing unnecessary forms and/or needing to make significant revisions down the road.

UM Curriculum Approval Handbook
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Faculty Senate Spring Curriculum deadline: February 5, 2021

Upcoming Request to Plan deadlines: 

  • January 13, 2021 (for March BOR meeting) 
  • March 31, 2021 (for May BOR meeting) 
  • May 20, 2021 (Emergency Only, for July BOR meeting)

For explanation of timeline and deadlines, please review the Curriculum Approval Handbook