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Chapter 3F: Addition or Modification of Graduate Courses

1.  New Graduate-Level Courses.

New graduate-level courses are established by submission of the appropriate Major Curricular Change form, which is available online at http://www.ronet.wsu.edu/ropubs/. Major curricular changes are normally initiated from the faculty and chair of a program or through the cooperative efforts of deans or directors of their respective units. As provided by the Faculty Senate Constitution, the Catalog Subcommittee considers all major curricular changes and submits recommendations to the Faculty Senate Graduate Studies Committee (GSC). The GSC makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate.

 

2. Revision/Deletion of Existing Graduate-Level Courses.

Changes to existing graduate programs are categorized as major curricular changes or minor curricular changes.Examples of major curricular changes involving graduate courses include addition or deletion of a course, establishment or deletion of a cross-listing with another department, establishment of conjoint listing, change in course number to a different level, change in course credit, or change in credit/contact hours.The complete list of major curricular changes and the procedures for accomplishing these changes are detailed in the Faculty Senate Educational Policies and Procedures, (https://facsen.wsu.edu/education-policy-and-procedure-manual/ ). The Major Curricular Change form is available online at http://www.ronet.wsu.edu/ropubs/. Minor curricular changes include a change in course number within the same level, editorial changes in course title, reduction of credit, addition of or changes in prerequisites, or rewriting of course description that does not substantially alter the course content. The complete list of minor curricular changes and the procedures for accomplishing these changes are detailed in the Faculty Senate Educational Policies and Procedures, (https://facsen.wsu.edu/education-policy-and-procedure-manual/). The Minor Curricular Change form is available online at http://www.ronet.wsu.edu/ropubs/.

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