SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
303.0105 CURRICULUM AND ACADEMIC POLICY PROPOSALS
The following procedure must be followed in making curriculum and academic policy proposals for Georgia Perimeter College:
Any professional employee or group of professional employees (departments, divisions, committees, etc.) may originate a proposal relating to academic policy, the core curriculum, a program, or an individual course. Proposals relating to academic policy or the core curriculum are called Academic Policy Proposals. Academic Policy Proposals are circulated to Academic Affairs as well as to all persons on the Senate Distribution List. Proposals relating to a curriculum program are called Program Proposals. Program and Course Proposals are circulated to those persons on the Senate Distribution List.
Proper sequence for all proposals:
1. Submission on the appropriate forms.
2. Submission of completed Proposal to the appropriate Campus Chair for the following steps:
a. Review by the Campus Chair for procedural error.
b. Presentation by the Campus Chair to the campus committee for any desired comments to the originator of the Proposal.
c. Certification on the cover sheet by the Campus Chair that the Proposal is ready for further review.
3. Submission of completed Proposal to the appropriate Dean of Academic Services for the following steps:
a. Review and comment by the Dean of Academic Services.
b. Certification on the cover sheet by the Division Dean that the Proposal is ready for further review.
c. Regardless of Dean of Academic Services opinion of Proposal, a Division Dean cannot stop or veto Proposal. The Division Dean must submit Proposal to Senate Chair for further action.
4. Submission of completed Proposal to the Senate Chair for the following steps:
a. Review by the Senate Chair for procedural error.
b. Distribution of Academic Policy Proposals to the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Policy Councils.
c. Certification on the cover sheet by the Senate Chair that the Proposal is ready for Senate action.
d. Placing of the Proposal on the agenda for the first Senate meeting at which it is eligible for discussion and voting (i.e., at least seven days after receipt by those persons on the Distribution List).
e. Distribution of completed proposal to reach Senate Distribution List at lease seven days before Senate meeting at which action will be taken.
5. Submission of Senate action by Senate Chair through Vice President for Academic Affairs to College Policy Board.
6. Report of action by College Policy Board to Faculty Senate by Senate Chair.
7. Any new courses in the Core Curriculum must be submitted to the University System of Georgia's Transfer of Credit Committee for approval. If these courses are not approved, the College's chief academic officer will inform the Senate. The Senate may then reconsider its actions if desired, and send its recommendation to the College Advisory Board.
8. Any new program must be approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The College's chief academic officer will submit the necessary paperwork to the Chancellor's staff upon approval of the College Advisory Board and President. After notification of approval/disapproval, the chief academic officer will inform the Senate and College Advisory Board.
Note: With appropriate justification, exceptions to the usual approval procedure may be made by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Revision: “DeKalb College” replaced with “Georgia Perimeter College” (5/2001)