USP Teaching Resources
Course Review and Approval
Courses are not automatically in USP if they are currently designated as "general education." Though the preliminary course identification has been completed, formal curricular review and approval needs to occur.
What forms should be submitted for course review and approval?
- USP Form Only: If an existing course is being submitted without changes or an existing course is being submitted with changes that are NOT listed on Form B, submit the USP form only. These kinds of course modifications will be the most common for courses submitted to USP.
Example: Student learning outcomes, assignments, assessment, integration of the first-year experience process and integration of Signature Question content.
- Form A and USP Form: If the course is brand new, submit Form A and the USP Form (along with a syllabus).
- Form B and USP Form: If an existing course is being modified in one of the following ways, submit Form B and the USP Form. Modifications include: title, number, description for Bulletin, prerequisites, number of credits, cross-listing status or grading basis (e.g. from pass/fail to letter grade).
Approval Process I
Approval Process II
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