Academic Department Manual

How to Use The Academic Department Manual

This Academic Department Manual is meant to be a supplement to The University Catalog. The University Catalog is intended to be a comprehensive guide, including all academic requirements, policies and procedures that directly affect students, their faculty, and advisors.

The Academic Department Manual is intended to supplement the catalog, with additional policies and procedures of specific interest to the deans, department chairs, and faculty involved in department, college, or university curriculum and administrative work or projects. Look in the Catalog first, use one of the catalog search tools to locate your specific topic of interest. If it cannot be found in the Catalog, we hope you will find it in the Academic Department Manual.

In case you are unable to locate a topic of interest to you in either document, please bring this to our attention. Direct your suggestions or questions to Curriculum Services in Academic Affairs.

Table of Contents

Executive Memoranda

Academic Organization

Department Chair Duties and Responsibilities

Academic Program Review

Centers and Institutes

Catalog/Curriculum Deadlines

Course Additions, Deletions, Changes & Curricular Policies

Program Proposals and Revisions

General Education and Diversity (USD/Eth and GC/NW) Requirements

Diversity (USD/Eth and GC/NW)

General Education

Questions on GE proposals may be addressed to CAB or Curriculum Services.

Writing Proficiency and Literacy Requirements

Classroom and Office Management

Facilities Planning, Major and Minor Capital Outlay

Miscellaneous

This document is the property of Academic Affairs and maintained by Curriculum Services