Preparing Course and Program Proposals

College of Education tenured or tenure-line faculty can submit course or program proposals for review. Course and program proposals are entered into the Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) systems which allows them to be automatically routed to the appropriate units. To gain access to these systems, forward your name, NetID and UIN to Kathy Stalter.

CIM Courses: (copy/paste into browser)

CIM Programs: (copy/paste into browser)


Below, you will find information that will help guide you through the proposal process.

Schedules & Deadlines

All proposals must be approved by the department's advising committee as well as the department head/chair. Once the two departmental approvals have been received, the proposal is automatically forwarded to any other departments involved, and then to the College of Education Academic Programs Committee (APC).

Course revisions can be submitted at any time to the APC. However, new course proposals and all program proposals must be submitted by the deadline listed below to be reviewed at the next meeting. Late submissions will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting. 

Deadline to submit proposals to APC
 Meeting Date
September 13, 2019
September 30, 2019
October 14, 2019
October 28, 2019
November 7, 2019
November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 5, 2019

Other Important Schedules:

Levels of Governance
Provost Office Deadlines
Graduate College Executive Committee
Senate Educational Policy Committee 
Board of Trustees

Academic Programs Committee

The College of Education Academic Programs Committee implements the College's policies and procedures regarding graduate programs; reviews, monitors, and recommends changes in all graduate programs and their requirements; reviews course and program proposals; reviews applications for exceptions to program policy; provides coordination for various department initiatives; and enhances consistency in graduate programs across departments through information sharing.


Wen-Hao David Huang, Co-Chair, EPOL

M. Allison Witt, Co-Chair, EPOL

Jinming Zhang, EPSY

Stacy Dymond, SPED

Gloriana Gonzalez, CI

Michelle Sands, SPED Doctoral Student

Gabrielle Allen, Ex Officio

Nancy Latham, Ex Officio

Chris Span, Ex Officio

Lisa Monda-Amaya, Ex Officio

Kathy Stalter, Staff 


Member Links: 

APC Box Account:

CIM Courses:  (copy/paste into browser)

CIM Programs:  (copy/paste into browser)

Courseleaf (approving proposals):, choose your Role

Proposing a New Course

Proposing a new course can be done through CIM Courses. To gain access, forward your name, Netid and UIN to Kathy Stalter.

Choosing a Course Number

When choosing a course number, consult your department Director of Graduate Studies or Head. They may direct you to the Courses of Instruction page in the Academic Catalog to choose a number not already listed. You should also do a search of that proposed number in the CIM Courses system to ensure it has not been used in the last six years.

Syllabus Information

  • Syllabus Guidelines
  • Content of a Syllabus
  • Each syllabus must contain an academic integrity, disability resources, and emergency planning statement. Syllabi Statement Examples
  • DRES suggests that an accessibility statement be made verbally on the first day of class and a similar written statement be included in the course syllabus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Proposing or Revising a Program
Revising an Existing Course

New course proposals or revisions to a current course can be entered directly into the Course Inventory Management (CIM Courses) system at  Please forward your name, Netid and UIN to Kathy Stalter to gain access to the system. 


Frequently Asked Questions

CIM Resources

CIM Programs Presentation

CIM Program Proposal Instructions

CIM Courses Presentation

If you would like to have your proposal reviewed before submission, do not “Submit” it but leave it in “Save Changes” status.  You can contact Kathy Stalter for a college-level preliminary review.   

Once a proposal is submitted, it will be sent through the appropriate channels of approval starting with the department’s program review committee, the department head, the Council on Teacher Education (if necessary), any department/college for coursework outside the College, and the College’s Academic Programs Committee.  Once the College approves it, it will be sent electronically to campus for final approvals.  The workflow can be reviewed at any time by looking up the program or course and reviewing the “In Workflow” box on the right-hand side of the screen.

When issues arise, the proposal is usually “rolled back” to the sponsor with comments.  Note, comments are public and will be seen by everyone (including the Senate)!

For questions about CIM, contact Kathy Stalter.


If you have questions, contact Kathy Stalter.