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How to Propose a New Course

Having a new course approved is a multi-step process. This begins at the departmental/division level. Consult the Department Chair or the Chair of the departmental Curriculum Committee about the documents you need to submit. Typically, the new course needs the approval of the departmental Curriculum Committee followed by the vote of the full departmental faculty meeting. But this is department specific. Once the course has received all departmental approvals, the course proposal proceeds to the Mason Gross Curriculum Committee. This school-wide committee meets in October to act on courses to be taught in January; it also meets in February to act on courses to be taught in September. The Dean of Students chairs the Mason Gross Curriculum Committee and also sets the meeting dates. Below are all of the forms needed to propose a new course to the school-wide committee. It is also designed to provide definitions and examples of the materials required for proposing a new course.

Online Course Review Committee

Please note that the purpose of the Online Course Review Committee is to assess courses for content and design to ensure that the content matches published course descriptions, meets stated learning goals, and is factually accurate. In addition, the Committee will verify that the use of technology is
compelling and pedagogically sound, and the layout is consistent. The committee does not deal with any online courses that have not already received curricular approval at department and school levels. Online courses must be completed and approved by March 1 for Fall semester, October 1 for Spring
semester and April 1 for Summer Session. For more information, please contact Richard Metzger.