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Category I proposals are major curricular changes that require a vote of the Faculty Senate, and subsequent State System approval. All Category I proposals require a preproposal. Decisions on forwarding Senate-approved Category I proposals to the State Board of Higher Education are made by the Provost. Deans should discuss possible Category I changes under consideration with the Provost before their college curriculum committees begin the process of obtaining Curriculum Council approval.
Curricular changes requiring Category I review include:
Category II proposals are for curricular changes that do not require State System review or approval, although summaries of all such proposals approved by each State System institution are reported to the State System on a regular basis. The Curriculum Council provides for the Senate each year a summary of all Category II requests approved by the Council. Although the Senate may disapprove any council-approved proposals, the hundreds of Category II changes made each year are generally not individually discussed by the Senate.
Curricular changes requiring Category II review include: