Curriculum Forms and Processes
Online Curriculum Submission Form
- Submit completed curriculum proposal documents as attachments using the online submission form (Emailed forms will not be accepted).
- Be sure your documents are complete and you have obtained necessary review and signatures prior to submitting.
- If you would like help with curriculum development, contact the Curriculum Office.
Course Proposal Process and Forms
Learn more about the course approval steps and view a process flowchart: Course approval process steps
New Course Proposals (required forms)
- New Course Proposal form Word format (do not get VP signature until AFTER the Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations on your proposal)
- Required New Course Checklist Word format (includes faculty developer, dean, admin, library signatures): Submit scanned copy of checklist with signatures.
Revised Course Proposals (required forms)
- Course Revision Proposal Word format (e.g. credits, contact hours, prerequisites, etc.; do not get VP signature until AFTER the Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations on your proposal)
- Required Revised Course Checklist Word format (includes faculty developer, dean, admin, library signatures): Submit scanned copy of checklist with signatures.
Course Number/Title Change Only (required forms)
- Course Number and Title Change only form Word format (use one form for multiple title changes; do not get VP signature until AFTER the Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations on your proposal)
- Required Course Number and Title Change Checklist Word format (use one checklist for multiple changes; includes faculty developer, dean, admin signatures)
- Arts and Letters
- 100-level language courses do not meet the AAOT Discipline Studies requirement
- Science/Computer Science
- Social Science
Cultural Literacy Application
- Cultural Literacy
- Courses submitted for Cultural Literacy must already be approved as AAOT discipline studies courses.
Human Relations Application (for AAS and Certificates)
Courses that Meet the Human Relations Requirement
- BA 278 Leadership and Team Dynamics
- CG 100 College Success
- CG 203 Human Relations at Work
- COMM 130 Business and Professional Communication
- COMM 218 Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 219 Small Group Discussion
For Career Technical courses to be meet this requirement within a program, a department must fill out the Human Relations form and indicate how their course will meet the criteria. Once approved, programs must add a note to their program designating the approved course as meeting Human Relations. Career Technical courses meeting the human relations requirement will not be added to the list.
Experimental Courses (199/299)
Experimental courses may be offered two times over a two year period because they usually undergo changes and improvements with each offering. A new course approval form must be submitted to the Curriculum Office for each individual course offered under the 199/299 generic number prior to offering the course. After that, they are considered to be a regular part of the curriculum and need be submitted to the Curriculum Committee to have a discrete course number (other than 199/299) assigned or they need to go away. Also 199/299 courses cannot be used in a Degree or Certificate program.
Independent Study 198/298 courses
Program Approval Process and Forms (AAS and Certificates of Completion):
Starting in 2018-19 academic year, the Curriculum Committee created guidelines and a two-phase process for developing Career-Technical degrees and certificates. All new program proposals must include a research/evidence worksheet and a program proposal application. Please use the following documents as you develop your program. Learn more: program approval workflow.
To download documents, open the links and go to File > Download as > Microsoft Word
- Program Development Guidance and Process (use this to help with the program development process)
- Program Research/Evidence worksheet (required)
- Program Proposal Application (required)
- Labor Market Information (required only for AAS degrees and independent Certificates of Completion)
Note: If you are developing a Career Pathway Certificate, please contact the Career Pathways Coordinator.
Program Title Change
Program Suspension or Reinstatement (AAS and Certificates)
Please contact the Curriculum Office if you plan to suspend or reinstate a program.
- Letter of Suspension Template: You will need to open this file and save it to your computer and then re-open it in order for it to be a fillable form.
- Letter of Suspension Example: Use this to help you fill out the Letter of Suspension Template.
- Letter of Reinstatement Template Note: You will need to open this file and save it to your computer and then re-open it in order for it to be a fillable form.
- Program suspensions see Oregon Community Colleges Handbook