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Curriculum Committee

As per the CBE Bylaws Article 5, Section VII (College of Built Environment Bylaws as revised 8 June 2017) the CBE Curriculum Committee, as a standing committee established by the CBE Faculty Council, has been delegated responsibility for curricular review at the College level, including general oversight of programs and courses offered in the College. New programs and courses, and changes to existing programs and courses, must be reviewed by the CBE Curriculum Committee on behalf of the CBE Faculty, before being submitted to the UW Curriculum Office.

The process and deadlines for submitting program and course applications for review are outlined below.

Submission Process

Please refer to the UW Curriculum Office for instructions on preparing the application for courses and programs.

Creating a New Course or Making Changes to an Existing Course

  1. All new courses and course changes need to be submitted using the UW CM online process (Kuali Curriculum Management). Department chairs (or other department representatives that have approval authority) need to approve the course in Kuali before the CBE Curriculum Committee can review it.
  2. Once the CBE Curriculum Committee receives the course in Kuali, it will be reviewed according to the deadlines outlined below.
  3. Review criteria: New courses and courses with changes will be reviewed for general ‘standards’ as established by Article 8, Section III (College of Built Environment Bylaws as revised 8 June 2017) which states: “In exercising the authority granted in Article VII, Section 2, individual Departments may not set standards lower than those established by the College, nor may a unit take action when it is contrary to academic or research policies adopted by the College through its governing body. The College faculty reserves the right to reject or modify any departmental action taken under Article VII, Section 2.”
  4. After the CBE Curriculum Committee finishes the review of the course, the course will be approved and sent to the Dean for approval or the proposer will be notified by the CBE Curriculum Committee Chair of any changes that are required before the course is approved. In certain cases when the CBE Curriculum Committee may think that additional oversight is necessary, particularly when proposed changes are very significant or seem questionable, it may also refer such courses to the CBE College Council for final approval.
  5. After the Dean approves a course, it will move forward in the Kuali system to the University Curriculum Office, which will review the proposal before being sent to the UW Curriculum Committee for final approval.

Creating a New Program or Making Changes to an Existing Program

  1. For all new programs and program changes, please use the Notice of Proposal and 1503 forms, where applicable, which are available on the UW Curriculum Office Once the form is signed by the Department Chair or Program Director, email the document to the CBE Curriculum Committee Chair.
  2. The CBE Curriculum Committee Chair will immediately send the form to the CBE Curriculum Committee for review and will provide two weeks for review. The proposer should coordinate delivery of the original form with the CBE Curriculum Committee Chair since the UW Curriculum Office requires original signatures.
  3. Review criteria: New Programs or Changes to Existing Programs will be reviewed by the whole Committee for general ‘standards’ as established by Article 8, Section III (College of Built Environment Bylaws as revised 8 June 2017) which states: “In exercising the authority granted in Article VII, Section 2, individual Departments may not set standards lower than those established by the College, nor may a unit take action when is contrary to academic or research policies adopted by the College through its governing body. The College faculty reserves the right to reject or modify any departmental action taken under Article VII, Section 2.”
  4. Once the CBE Curriculum Committee approves the form, the CBE Curriculum Committee Chair will take the original to the Dean for signature. In certain cases, the CBE Curriculum Committee may also refer programs to the CBE College Council for approval, if necessary, before forwarding it to the Dean.
  5. The CBE Curriculum Committee Chair will return the original form to the proposer, who is responsible for sending the form to the UW Curriculum Office. The UW Curriculum Office will begin the review process. The flowchart for the proposal process for undergraduate programs is available here.

Note: For creating and modifying Graduate programs, refer to the UW Graduate School.

Deadlines

Any course applications properly completed and submitted by the end of the first business day of the month will be processed within that month. Any course applications submitted after the CBE Curriculum Committee deadline will be deferred to the next month.

CBE Curriculum Committee Deadline* CBE Curriculum Committee Completes Review University Curriculum Office Application Deadline University Curriculum Committee Meets
August 1, 2019 August 15, 2019 August 30, 2019 September 17, 2019
September 2, 2019 September 16, 2019 October 1, 2019 October 15, 2019
October 1, 2019 October 15, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 19, 2019
November 1, 2019 November 15, 2019 December 2, 2019 December 17, 2019
December 2, 2019 December 16, 2019 January 2, 2020 January 21, 2020
January 2, 2020 January 16, 2020 January 31, 2020 February 18, 2020
February 3, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 17, 2020
March 2, 2020 March 16, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 21, 2020
April 1, 2020 April 15, 2020 May 8, 2020 June 2, 2020
June 1, 2020 June 15, 2020 July 1, 2020 August 11, 2020

* Your department chair (or other department representatives that have approval authority) will need to approve the course in Kuali before this deadline. The course application will only be received by the CBE Curriculum Committee after departmental approval.

Below are the CBE Curriculum Committee deadlines in relation to the earliest quarter that a new course or course revision can be implemented. As an example, if you want a new course or course revision to be implemented by Winter Quarter 2020, a complete proposal in Kuali must be received by the CBE Curriculum Committee by August 1, 2019. Before the CBE Curriculum Committee can receive the proposal, the proposer must initiate the review process and your department chair (or other department representatives that have approval authority) will need to approve the course in Kuali.

Please note that if a new course or course change needs to be implemented for a quarter for which the deadline has already passed, the course will need to be submitted with the “Acknowledgement of Responsibility” section completed in Kuali. For more information, refer to the Curriculum Office’s Acknowledgment of Responsibility instructions.

(1) CBE Curriculum Committee Deadline (2) University Deadline (3) Quarter New Course or Course Revision is Implemented
August 1, 2019 August 30, 2019 Winter Quarter 2020
November 1, 2019 December 2, 2019 Spring Quarter 2020
December 2, 2019 January 2, 2020 Summer Quarter 2020
February 3, 2020 March 2, 2020 Autumn Quarter 2020

Curriculum Committee Members

2019-2020 Academic Year

Hyun Woo (Chris) Lee, Construction Management, Co-Chair

Rebecca Walter, Real Estate, Co-Chair

Brian McLaren, Architecture

Lynne Manzo, Landscape Architecture

Jan Whittington, Urban Design and Planning

Contact

If you have questions about the process for creating or modifying programs or courses, please contact the CBE Curriculum Committee Chair.