Course Proposal Review Process

  1. Submission of Proposal
    1. Instructor/Course Coordinator submits the ILC Course Proposal.
  2. Course Proposal Distribution
    1. Course proposals are gathered and sent to the Faculty Senate ILC (FSILC) committee for review on the 1st or 15th of the month.
    2. The course proposals will be sent to two FSILC committee members for review.  The first reviewer will be the college representative for which the course is housed. The second reviewer will be a committee member outside the college.
    3. Once the course proposal is disbursed to the reviewers, the reviewers have two weeks to complete the  Course Proposal Review Rubric. The rubric scores and any comments will be brought to the full committee at the next FSILC committee meeting after the two-week review. The FSILC committee will discuss the course proposal and make final recommendations.  Please note this process could take a minimum of 4 weeks during the academic year. If submitted during summer, the process will be delayed until fall or spring semester.
  3. Course Proposal Recommendation
    1. The full committee will vote to:
      1. Approve as is
      2. Approve with modification
      3. Table for discussion or modification
      4. Deny
    2. The Chair will not sign the Signature page until the course has been approved by the committee (majority). 
  4. Course Proposal Approval
    1. Once the course has been approved by the committee, the Chair will sign the signature page and send to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
    2. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will forward the signature page of the FSILC approved course proposal to the Office of Academic Affairs for final approval.
    3. A course is not officially approved until the Office of Academic Affairs has signed the signature page.
    4. The Office of Academic Affairs will keep the original signature page on file and send a copy to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
    5. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will work with the registrar’s office to ensure timely inclusion in the course catalog.
  5. Course Implementation
    1. The course, as it was approved, will be implemented in the following Fall or Spring semester.  The course will not be added to the ILC course catalog until February 2022 with full ILC implementation in August 2022.
  6. Course Renewal Review 
    1. All courses will be reviewed on a five-year review cycle.  This is five years from the date they were approved by the Office of Academic Affairs. Please note courses cannot change the chosen primary proficiency after December 2021. 

Related Documents

Course Proposal Review Process

Course Proposal Review Rubric