Academic Affairs

Curricular Proposals

Process Overview

Requests for new majors, minors, and interdisciplinary certificate programs, as well as requests for revisions to existing majors, minors, and certificate programs, are submitted to the Office of Curriculum and Course Development, and reviewed by the faculty Committee on Curriculum, a standing committee of the Arts & Sciences Council. The Committee on Curriculum consists of representatives from the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences, as well as the associate dean and director of the Office of Curriculum and Course Development, who is an ex-officio member of the committee. For curricular revisions, final approval rests with the Committee on Curriculum. Final approval of all new majors, minors, and certificate programs rests with the Arts & Sciences Council, which considers the recommendations of the committee.

Requests for new majors, minors, and certificate programs are made by the sponsoring academic units, and require letters of support from relevant chairs and directors of undergraduate studies, as well as from the dean of Trinity College. All proposals for curricular changes should adhere to the templates provided here for making requests.

Prior to submitting requests, faculty should feel free to consult with the Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Curriculum and Course Development (jforbes@duke.edu).

Proposal Templates

Deadlines

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Proposals are accepted throughout the year, but in order to be considered by the Curriculum Committee in time to affect the 2016-2017 Bulletin, materials should be received by October 1.