Streamline the curriculum approval process

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Streamline the curriculum approval process

Formerly paperwork-intensive, the process has gone electronic and multiple signatures and copies are no longer required. (In effect, six forms have been condensed into one.) The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs promises a more user-friendly process for faculty members seeking changes to majors and minors, new course approvals and the like.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.