At any time in the process, you may contact the UCCC secretary at 682-8076 or the Provost's Office at 784-4710, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like, you can submit your proposal for a Technical Assistance review even before it goes to the college C and C. You will receive a report listing any additional information required prior to college and UCCC review.
Yes, your department and college must approve your proposal before the UCCC can consider it. If you submit your proposal for technical review prior to receiving your college's approval, the proposal will be reviewed and returned to you for submission to your college committee.
No. All proposals are submitted to the Provost's Office. The Provost's Office will route the proposal to the Graduate Council if necessary. The Graduate Council does not review/approve course proposals, they do consider all graduate level program and catalog changes.
CCN forms are required for undergraduate classes only. They are required for new courses (including cross listed courses), course deletions, or changes to course prefix, number, title and/or credits. For your convenience, technical assistance staff will complete the CCN form if contacted early in the proposal development process. Staff will verify the course number/title, complete the form and notify the other NSHE institutions. The submitter must respond to questions from other NSHE institutions. The CCN form allows the other NSHE institutions 10 business days to respond. To avoid delays in processing, contact the technical assistance staff early in the process. If proposals are submitted without the CCN form, staff will complete the form; however, processing of the proposal will be delayed for three weeks. Proposals received without a CCN form at the submission deadline, cannot be included on the next meeting agenda.
No. The UCCC now utilizes a Sharepoint site and posts proposals and the supplemental materials electronically. If you are submitting hard copies, three (3) copies are required. It is possible to submit proposals electronically. If the proposals have been signed by your college C and C chair, they can be scanned and emailed to UCC@unr.edu. If they are being sent electronically but the signature of the college chair is not on the form, you can still submit the proposal but it must be sent via email by the UCCC representative for your college or the UCCC representative must be cc'd on the email. To find the UCCC representative for your college, click here to view the committee membership.
Technical Assistance is a review process performed on proposals prior to being placed on the UCCC agenda. The purpose of this review is to make sure proposal packets are complete prior to being considered by the UCCC thereby reducing potential delays in the approval process. Reviews are performed on course proposals, program proposals and prerequisite changes. This review can take place at any point in the development of the proposal. The review is completed by the Technical Assistance committee which will check to make sure that all necessary paperwork is completed, various databases will be checked for correct course numbers and titles, impacted departments, catalog/DARS references, transfer agreements and potential overlap. Additionally, CCN forms will be completed and implementation information will be verified. If the proposal is missing information, you will be notified.
Yes, every meeting has a published deadline for completed proposals to be received in order to be reviewed and included on the upcoming meeting agenda. Proposals must be received in the Provost's Office by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Completed proposals received after this date will be placed in the pending file for the next meeting. Meeting deadlines are published on our calendar. View the committee calendar.
All proposals are reviewed before being placed on the UCCC agenda. You will receive an email regarding this review, and you will be notified that your proposal was complete and has been included on the next agenda or that changes and/or additional information are required. After the meeting minutes have been finalized and approved, you will receive an email notifying you of the committee's decision.
The proposal form includes a desired implementation date. Typically, a course can be offered the semester following approval unless registration for that semester has already opened. In that case, the Office of Admissions and Records works with the department to assess the feasibility of the desired implementation date. Changes that will be effective for the next semester should be approved 6 weeks prior to the opening of registration. Please contact the UCCC Secretary at 682-8076 with questions.
Approval beyond the UCCC is required for some changes. For example, a new major or degree program, requires approval from the Board of Regents and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The elimination of a major or degree program also requires BOR approval. Changing a few elective choices within an existing program would not typically require approval beyond the UCCC. Once your proposal has been approved by the UCCC, the Provost's office will determine whether approval beyond the UCCC is required. The Graduate Council must review and approve changes to Graduate programs before they can be reviewed by the UCCC.
Shortly after submission, you will receive a Technical Review form for your proposal. Any missing information will be identified on the form. Please note, if the missing information is not received prior to the finalization of the next UCCC meeting agenda, the proposal will be moved to the agenda for the following meeting.
The university's general catalog includes descriptions of every program offered at the university. The general catalog is available in two formats, the online catalog or the pdf catalog. Please search the catalog for all references to the course/program. For course or program changes, copy and paste program descriptions referencing the course/program into the proposal form. Please mark changes clearly. New or revised recommended 4-year schedules must be included with descriptions of all undergraduate programs. If your course is referenced in another department's program, they must be advised of the proposed change(s) so they can make any necessary changes to their catalog copy and their DARS. If you have questions, please contact the catalog editor at 682-8076.
No, new courses and course changes are automatically included in the course listing.
In Step 5 on the New or Changed Course Proposal form, indicate whether Core status is being requested for the proposed course. Also indicate whether the course will be offered if it does not receive core status. If core status is requested, the Provost's Office will route the proposal to the Core Board for review. Core Board review is independent of the UCCC process.
Please refer to the Cross Listing Guidelines available on this website.
Whenever a course number is being reused, a suffix must be added to distinguish the new course from the old course in the student information system (SIS). You can check in SIS on the CRSE screen to see if a course number has been used before. Likewise, when you are changing the number of credits or the title of an existing course, a suffix will be added. If the course already has an "R" suffix, then the suffix will be "S" and so on.
Please refer to the Guidelines for Course Reactivation available on the Provost's site.
Please refer to the Establishing Lecture/Lab Ratio Guidelines page on this website for the proper procedure.
Editorial catalog change or corrections do not require full UCCC approval; however, all changes do require approval. Please refer to the Editorial Catalog/DARS Change Guideline for more information.
We strive to avoid delays and move the proposals through the process as quickly as possible; however, there are factors that can delay the process. Requesting technical assistance early in the process will insure speedy processing of your proposal.
Absolutely. In fact, this is probably a good idea just in case questions arise. It would be better for you to be there to address the questions rather than having the committee table the proposal for further information.
The committee meets the first Monday of each month during the academic year. Occasionally, in times of high volume, the committee will also meet on the third Monday. Occasionally a date may change due to a holiday or some other conflict. The calendar posted several months in advance. View the calendar. Currently the committee meets at 3:00 p.m. in the Knowledge Center, ATT Lab #114.