NEW COURSE PROPOSALS
GCSU Procedures: Individual faculty wishing to propose new courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level should consult with their department. Each college has a curriculum committee or its equivalent; and statutory mechanisms are in place to ensure that new course proposals can be given careful consideration by appropriate administrative officials, committees, and councils.
In preparing new course proposals, faculty should develop rationale for the course in view of the university mission, existing curriculum, proposed schedule for teaching the course, estimated number of students taking the course (survey information is useful in this), degree requirements affected by the course, catalog description, and proposed syllabus.
A course is not added until the relevant college curriculum and instruction committee has approved it and the addition is incorporated in the Master Course File. Changes to the Master Course File are forwarded to Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for final processing of course information for this file. Also the Protocol Sheet should be used to track the addition.