Governance-Level Approval of Course Proposals

Policy Memorandum No. 141

Recommended by the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies and Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies
Approved by University Council: October 18, 1994
Approved by the President: October 18, 1994
Effective: Immediately

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Undergradu- ate Studies and Policies and Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies approved a resolution designed to streamline the process for governance- level approval of courses proposals, by deeming the approval of the respec- tive course criteria committees of the two commissions as final and sufficient.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, the Course Criteria Committee, respectively of the Commissions on Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, approve all course proposals, checksheets and minor requirements; and

WHEREAS, the respective Commissions confirm the actions of all Undergraduate and Graduate Course Criteria Committees; and

WHEREAS, the information must be made available to the University Registrar's Office, advising centers, deans, department heads, faculty and students expeditiously; and

WHEREAS, classes accepted for core are approved by the University Core Cur- riculum Committee,

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the charge of the Commissions on Under- graduate and Graduate Studies be revised to read: when the Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies, respectively, approve as appropriate course proposals, checksheets, minor requirements, courses for University Core, the items are deemed approved for University governance purposes.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm141