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Guidelines and Instructions
Deadline for submission: January 31
Submitted proposals must be complete including approval signatures when needed. Incomplete proposals will be returned. Proposals received after the deadline may be tabled until next academic year due to insufficient time to go through the Senate process before the end of the spring semester.
NOTE: Send all proposals to the College Senate Office
Preparation and submission of proposals to the College Senate
All Proposals go to the Senate Office
- Proposal Cover: Complete the most current Senate cover page.
- Please use the updated cover form provided here for your convenience.
- Complete one cover page for each proposal.
- Check the Approved Resolutions page to identify the previous resolution that will be replaced if your proposal passes the Senate. Include that on the cover page.
- Proposal: Submit individual proposals electronically in Word format using committee guidelines (linked below)to the College Senate Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do not send your proposal directly to the committee. It must be documented, logged, and coverted to an accessible PDF by the Senate office prior to any review by committee.
Use the Following Guidelines in the Preparation of your Documents
Go to the executive committee link for a list of standing committee chairs. Please contact them for further submission details.
- Undergraduate Program Proposal Guidelines
- New Course Description Form
- Graduate Program Proposal Guidelines
- Combined Degree Program Proposal Guidelines
Instructions for Obtaining College Senate Approval of General Education Courses
- General Education Program Supplemental Course Registration Form (must be submitted with each of the following)
- Contemporary Issues Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Add, W, Y, D, or O- Perspectives on Women/Oral Communication/Diversity/World Civilizations Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Fine Arts/Fine Arts Performance Knowledge Area- Coded "F" or "P" Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Humanities Knowledge Area - Coded "H" Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Natural Sciences and Natural Sciences With Laboratory - Coded "N" or "L" Knowledge Area Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Social Sciences Knowledge Area - Coded "S" Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Foreign Language Knowledge Area - Coded "R" Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
- Mathematics Knowledge Area - Coded "M" Student Learning Outcomes Checklist
Once your proposal has been logged in at the Senate Office, it will be forwarded to the appropriate standing committee. A copy will be sent to the originator including the routing number and official title. Please use the routing number and title in any future communications you make regarding your document. This will avoid confusion with other similar submissions.
Instructions for Submitting your Proposal
- Email all documents as individual attachments to email@example.com
- You will receive a PDF copy of your proposal with a routing number. The PDF will also be sent to the appropriate standing committee chair.
- If any updates are needed, make those updates in the individual files (Word documents) and send that update as a reply to the email you received from the College Senate Secretary. After each revision you will receive a new PDF with an updated coversheet.
Feel free to contact the Senate Office with any questions at (585) 395-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org