Cautions about the approval process
Course description changes and new courses cannot take effect until approved by the Provost's office, and the Provost's Office asks that they not be published prior to that time without clear cautions (e.g. to students, on College websites).
The implementation of new Degree offerings; policy changes which may affect the whole University or all or part of the UH System; or changes which relate to State or Federal directives will, in addition to the Provost's approval, also require the approval of the Coordinating Board and the State Trustees, and likewise cannot be officially implemented until all such needed approvals have been secured.
policies & procedures: process overview
Documents are assigned to the appropriate subcommittee upon submission to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs:
- Academic Policies & Procedures Subcommittee
Matters concerning new policies and/or the interpretation, clarification, or expansion of existing policies as it pertains to undergraduate education are considered by this subcommittee.
- Core Curriculum Subcommittee
Issues involving the impact of State and/or Federal directives; proposals for UH Core changes, such as additions, deletions, the redefinition of categories, or the introduction of new categories; and the creation and/or revision of existing UH Core courses are considered by this subcommittee.
- Degree Programs/CBM003 Subcommittee #1 and #2
Proposals for new degree programs; revisions to existing degree programs; and new, revised, reinstated, or deleted courses are considered by these two subcommittees.
- Students Success Subcommittee
Issues, strategies, policies with regard to undergraduate student success are considered by this subcommittee.
- Undergraduate Catalog Subcommittee
This subcommittee's purpose is to monitor the content, logic, and ownership of the material in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- Ad Hoc Subcommittees
Any academic issue which may require unique or extraordinary consideration will be addressed by an ad hoc subcommittee.
The Executive Subcommittee
The Executive Subcommittee does not address active documents specifically, but has oversight of the general procedural and administrative operations of the Undergraduate Committee.