Major program and course changes may be initiated by any full-time faculty after consultation with the Department Chairperson and members of the department. Major program and course changes are defined as: addition of new courses, addition of new programs, certain changes in programs, certain changes in course descriptions, course deletions, program deletions, and changes in course credits.
In the preparation of program proposals, the faculty member shall obtain recommendations from appropriate lay advisory committees or provide proper documentation and research support for those programs and courses which do not have lay advisory committees.
Former and present students may provide curriculum recommendations through the faculty, Department Chairperson, and/or the Cowley College Student Senate through its Council.
After discussion within the Department, the Chairperson refers the proposal to the Chief Academic Officer for administrative consideration. Preliminary decisions concerning feasibility can be determined at this point through involvement of the entire administration, if necessary.
If the proposal is deemed feasible, the Department Chairperson submits the proposal to the Academic Affairs Council along with the required supportive data.
After presentation by the Academic Affairs Council, the proposal shall be referred to the divisions by their division chair along with the findings and recommendations of the Committee.
After review by the Academic Affairs Council, the proposal and recommendations shall be referred to the Administrative Council for consideration and appropriate action.
After review by the Administrative Council the proposed recommendations shall be referred to the Kansas Board of Regents for consideration and appropriate action.