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.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 APC Meetings:

Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020

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

2019 -2020 APC Members:

Desireé Vega (2-year term)

Eric Smith (ending 2nd-year term)

DeMarcus Jenkins (2-year term)

Francesca López ex officio, nonvoting, ongoing
Fernando Parra nonvoting, ongoing

Donna Jurich (2-year term)
Mary Carol Combs - TLS Representative (Spring 2020)
Blaine Smith (2-year term)