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Fast Tracking of Selected Minor Curriculum Changes

11.21.2014

  • Whereas it can take as much as a year and a half or more for any curriculum changes to go through the curriculum review process.
  • Whereas there are instances where minor modifications to curriculum are necessary, such as catalog corrections, course title or description clarifications, minor numbering or alpha changes, and prerequisite substitutions within departments. 
  • Whereas these changes are not substantive and do not require the entire review process, but rather a review by the Curriculum Coordinator and a representative from Faculty Congress.
  • Therefore, it is recommended that the Curriculum Coordinator identify and prepare a list of minor modifications to curriculum, such as simple catalog corrections, course title or description clarifications, minor numbering or alpha changes, and prerequisite substitutions within departments (items that do not impact the structure of the existing course or program) and submit this to the Faculty Congress Curriculum Review Committee Chair to approve for fast tracking to the Registrar, rather than going through the entire curriculum review process.

  • UH Hilo Faculty Congress Vote: Yes – 14, No – 0, Abstain - 1

  • Motion sent to Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs November 24, 2014.

  • Motion approved January 23, 2015 by Chancellor who directed VCAA Platz to implement