Course Approval Process

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Course approvals

New courses and course changes must be submitted online through the UW curriculum management (UWCM) system. Please find detailed directions for submitting new course proposals and course changes at the UW Office of the University Registrar's webste:

Proposals for new and modified courses must first be approved by the voting faculty of the unit that will host the course.  Next, other units anywhere in UW with the same, similar, or affected courses must be notified of any new or proposed courses.  Campus level review is conducted by the Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee (which meets monthly) and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Following campus-level approval, final review is conducted by the University Curriculum Committee.  Approvals typically require 2-4 months to proceed through the process after the initial unit faculty vote.