Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Where is my proposal?
Answer: Curriculum Proposals go through a lengthy approval process. You can find out where your proposal is in this process by using the curriculum tracker tool provided by the Provost’s Office. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=53776
Question: Can I see an example proposal?
Answer: There are good examples of each type of proposal accompanying each under each section on the Undergraduate Curriculum Change Procedures page provided by the Provost’s Office. http://provost.utep.edu/index.php/undergraduate-curriculum-change-procedures. Find the type of proposal that you are creating and click on “See Example.”
Question: How long does it take to get a proposal to go through?
Answer: Curriculum Proposals have to be approved at multiple levels before they can be updated in the catalog. Proposals received by the Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee are often approved by the committee within one month. From there the proposal goes on to other committees for further approval. This process often takes one or two semesters. Here are two documents that can help to clarify the process: Proposal Submission Deadlines (PDF) | Tracker Timeline (PDF)
Question: Who can submit a proposal?
Answer: Curriculum Proposals are typically submitted by either the Department Chair or by the Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee Representative.
Question: Do I have to be present to have my proposal considered?
Answer: The Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee requires for there to be a representative from that department present in order to vote on the proposal. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Senate may have other policies but it is advisable for a representative from the department submitting the proposal to be present.