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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, faculty, and advisors.

The Academic Department Manual supplements 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. If a curriculum policy cannot be found in the Catalog, we hope you will find it in the Academic Department Manual.

If 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 Undergraduate Education and Academic Success. 

Table of Contents


Academic Organization

Catalog/Curriculum Deadlines

Course Numbering and Accessibility Policies

Centers and Institutes

  • EM 20-019: Policy on Oversight of Complementary Units (Including Centers and Institutes)

Course Additions, Deletions, Changes

CPCR (Course Proposal or Change Request) 

CPCR Login

Please note:As of 6/5/2024 new CPCR forms will no longer be created in this system. Current CPCRs pending approval will continue the approval process.

New courses or changes to existing courses must be submitted in the new Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) course proposal form using this link: https://nextcatalog.csuchico.edu/courseadmin/

For help with the form, or to request access, please contact Curriculum Services.

Discontinuing and Suspending Programs

Requests to discontinue or suspend a program can be submitted with a Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) program form using this link: https://nextcatalog.csuchico.edu/programadmin/

For help with the form, or to request access, please contact Curriculum Services.

General Education & Cultural Diversity

GE Deadlines

Diversity (USD and GC)

US Diversity or Global Cultures status can be requested with a Course Proposal Form. (opens in new window)
For help with the form, or to request access, please contact Curriculum Services.

General Education

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


Program Proposals and Changes

Minor Program Changes

New Programs

Significant Program Changes

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