Curriculum

Timeline Information

 

Upcoming deadlines to submit proposals to Provost's office:

   *Please note that these date follow all internal workflow approvals through CourseLeaf.

  • Request to Plan (RTP) due dates:
    • March 13, 2024 (for May 2024 BOR meeting)
    • July 17, 2024 (for September 2024 BOR meeting)
    • September 18, 2024 (for November 2024 BOR meeting
  • The Spring deadline for submitting curriculum proposals is February 12, 2024

The timing of curriculum proposals is driven by the due dates maintained by OCHE and by the BOR meeting schedule. Please see the following links to pages on the Montana University System (MUS) website for further information.

OCHE Calendars and Forms

BOR Meetings Schedule

Please be aware that although Level I and Level II proposals are accepted by OCHE on a rolling monthly basis, their inclusion in the quarterly BOR meetings do not follow immediately upon the prior month’s due date. As you are planning the timing of your proposal, be prepared for a certain degree of lag-time between submission to OCHE and inclusion upon the BOR meeting agenda

Curriculum Proposal Approval Process

The Office of the Provost coordinates submission of UM’s curriculum change proposals to the Montana Board of Regents (BOR), via the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE). BOR Policy 303.1 delineates the responsibilities held by the board for monitoring and approving proposals for new offerings and modifications to existing offerings at UM.

All curriculum proposals must be initiated within CourseLeaf – UM’s new Curriculum Integration Management (CIM) software for curriculum proposal submission and routing. Please see the curriculum review page of the Faculty Senate webpage for further information and instructions for using CourseLeaf.

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 Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and/or the Academic Policy Manager 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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