Program Additions/Changes to Modality/Name Changes

This includes all additions or name changes to degree programs as well as concentrations, tracks, cognates, minors, and/or certificates.

All such changes require action/approval off campus and are submitted via the APPEAR system by the Office of Academic Affairs to University Academic Affairs.

  • Relevant procedures, forms, and contingent approvals (e.g. from the Office of Online Education) required are found on the Office of the Vice President of Regional Campuses and Online Education websiteContingent approvals must be obtained prior to submission to the Campus Curriculum Committee.  Note that OOE contingent approval is required prior to submission of any new hybrid or online programs.
    • For new concentrations/tracks/cognates/minors
      • Pay careful attention to the sections that you are required to complete on the Program Change Request Form from 
      • In Section 4: Rationale and Additional Information, please include the following:
        1. Why is the program needed?  (Rationale) 
        2. List major topics or curriculum of the program.  
        3. List the major student outcomes (or set of performance-based standards) for the proposed program.  
        4. Explain how student outcomes will be assessed (course-embedded assessment, graduate follow-up, employer survey, standardized tests, etc.).  
        5. Describe the student population to be served.  
        6. How does the program complement the campus or department mission?  
        7. Describe the relationship to existing programs within Indiana University.  
        8. List and indicate the resources required to implement the proposed program.  
        9. Indicate sources, e.g. reallocation or any new resources such as personnel, library holdings, equipment, etc.  
        10. Describe any innovative features of the program (e.g. involvement with local or regional agencies, offices, etc., cooperative efforts with other institutions, etc.). 
  • Additionally, the campus requires:

Program Requirement Changes and Deactivations

  • Forms:
  • Additionally, documented concurrence (e.g. copy of an email from the relevant Dean) is required if a proposal will affect schools other than the proposing school.

Course Creation/Activation/Changes

All changes that should be reflected on the official course catalog shall be filed through the CARMIn system.

  • CARMIn instructional packet
  • Campus specific requirements:
    • Under “Instructional Modes”, do not include “online correspondence” as a possible mode of instruction.
    • Under ESI 4, each learning outcome/objective must be mapped to one of the following:
    • Under ESI 5, a grading scheme expressed in terms of percentages should be given.
    • For all course creations and activations, a completed, signed library resources form is to be attached to the CARMIn form.
    • For all graduate course creations, a sample course syllabus is required to be attached to the CARMIn form.  Required elements:
      • Course name and number
      • Course description
      • Learning outcomes
      • Major assignments
      • Textbook(s) and/or other learning materials.

General Education Framework

  • All requests to change the General Education Framework should be submitted directly by the Dean of the course-offering unit to the Co-Chair(s) of the Campus Curriculum Committee.
  • Adding a Course to the General Education Framework
    • All the following are required:
      • Form
      • A copy of the syllabus with the key assignment included in the grading scheme and list of assignments.
      • If the course offering department/school is not those housing the expert faculty for the relevant competency, approval documentation from the Unit Head (Department Chair for expert faculty).
  • Removing a Course from the General Education Framework
    • Form
    • Additional documentation varies depending on the initiator.

Reference Materials