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 Zooey Zephyr ( 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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Review the Faculty Senate fall 2021 curriculum deadline memo. The Faculty Senate fall curriculum deadline is September 24, 2021.

Level I and II proposals are due via coursedog by September 13, 2021

Upcoming Request to Plan deadlines: 

  • May 28, 2021 (for September BOR meeting)
  • September 8, 2021 (for November BOR meeting)
  • October 27, 2021 (Emergency Only, for January BOR meeting)

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