When creating a new graduate course, there are specific form
requirements, dependent on the type of course you want to create
and a university-level approval process that must occur before the
course can be offered.
The first step in requesting a new graduate course is to select the proper form for your request.
Faculty who wish to develop a new graduate course but are unsure if it will be sustainable over time, are encouraged to try the course out first under a departmental special topics number. After a course has been offered under a special topics number for two semesters, it must be formally approved as a new course (using the New Graduate Course Request Form) before it is offered for a third semester.
Please use the Graduate Exception Course Request Form for the following course request types:
Please use the New Graduate Course Request Form for all other
new graduate course approval requests.
The completed form along with the course syllabus, should be reviewed and approved by the department chairperson and the decanal unit. When the course proposal is approved at the decanal level, it should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for Graduate School review. Once approved by the Graduate School, the course proposal will then be subject to a vote at the monthly Associate Dean's Graduate Council meeting, for final campus approval.
Have questions? Email email@example.com for assistance.