Course & Program Development

The Academic Program Committee meets monthly to review and approve COE courses for addition, modification, or deletion in the Course Management System (CMS).

Steps for submitting course materials to APC:

  1. Complete the appropriate Recommendation form (add, modify or delete).
  2. Review the syllabus for adherence to UA and college policies and guidelines. Syllabi that do not adhere to these cannot be approved by APC or Room and Course Scheduling (RCS). 
  3. Obtain a memo from the department head acknowledging the course has been reviewed at the department level and approving the course to advance to APC.
  4. Send only electronic versions of the Recommendation form, syllabus and department head memo to Fernando Parra, who will forward them to the committee.
  5. Complete course materials are due to Fernando at least 1 week prior to the scheduled APC meeting.

You will be notified of APC's decision by your departmental representative or Fernando.  Please plan for course approval to take some additional time beyond the meeting. For example, if the syllabus needs minor revision, it may not be approved until it is resubmitted and the committee has time to review and vote on it.

Spring 2019 APC Meetings will take place from 10:30-11:30am in room 257 on the following dates:
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Helpful Links and Tips:

Course and Fee Management
Graduate Course Syllabus Policies
Undergraduate Course Syllabus Policies
Helpful Tips for Proposing Courses
Writing Measurable Outcomes

Required Forms:

2018 -19 APC Members:

Michael Hartley
Vanessa Perry NTE
John Umbreit, Chair

Eric Smith

Nolan Cabrera
Jill Koyama

Francesca López, ex officio, nonvoting  

Erin Turner
Mary Carol Combs