Changes to Courses and Academic Programs:

Implementation Term Policy

Curriculum changes approved by the University Curriculum Council and Academic Programs will be implemented by term according to the following guidelines:

Course Changes:
  • Changes to existing course data will not be made once registration has begun. However, new schedule types may be added.
  • New courses approved by Academic Programs after registration has begun will not be offered until the next term.
Academic Program Changes:
  • Course requirements changes to existing programs may be made in a term that is already in progress because such changes do not affect students' ability to register for courses.
  • Renamed programs will be added to the Banner curriculum tables, catalog, and MyDegrees in the proposer's requested term unless that term has already passed before curriculum council approval.
  • New programs (majors, minors, options, certificates, endorsements) will be added to the Banner curriculum tables, catalog, and MyDegrees in summer term—the start of the new academic year—even if summer term has started or has passed.

Scheduling Changes After Registration has Begun: See Protocols

Curriculum Proposal System (CPS)

The Curriculum Proposal System is provided by the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation for the submission and tracking of curriculum proposals.

Category I proposals are for major curricular changes that require state-level approval.

Category II proposals are for other changes to courses, options, certificates, minors, majors, subject codes, extension of programs to other campuses.

Academic Credit Definition

The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation provides information and guidance regarding the assignment of credits to a course. See the Credits entry at for more information.

OrACRAO Curriculum Change Reports

Curriculum changes in the standardized format used by OrACRAO members may be generated from the OSU curriculum proposal system at Note: When generating reports, please use Firefox, Internet Explorer 6 or 7, or Safari 3.1.