Graduate Curriculum Procedure

The Graduate Curriculum Proposal submission and approval process will no longer be hand routed/delivered. The submission and approval process is now online and the process will begin with the Department Chairperson.  In addition, the department chairperson will be able to check where a specific graduate curriculum proposal is in the process. If at any time in the process a proposal is disapproved, comments will be sent back to the chairperson.  After revisions are made, the Chairperson will need to re-submit the proposal via workflow.    

Link to Graduate Council Procedures for Uploading Proposals

For the most up-to-date instructions, please click on the Graduate Council page link: http://www.tamuk.edu/grad/grad_council/GCP/GradCurrPropProcess.pdf 

Forms Required

Only one Graduate Proposal Identifier form is necessary for each single proposal.

Writing the Graduate Proposal

PROPOSAL FORMAT, taken from the Graduate Council web page:

A. Proposals for changes of title, description, etc. One sheet (or more if needed) per proposed change containing:

1. Proposal number and request identification.

2. Present catalog material. (exactly as is now in catalog).

3. Proposed catalog material. (exactly as it should appear in same).

4. Rationale.

5. Pages involved. (indicate where in the Graduate catalog this change needs to be noted).

B. Proposal for deletion of courses. One sheet (or more, if needed) per proposed deletion containing:

1. Proposal number and request identification.

2. Present catalog material (exactly as is now in catalog).

3. Rationale.

4. Pages involved. (indicate where in the Graduate catalog this deletion needs to be noted).

C. Proposals for addition of courses.

1. Departmental information sheet.

2. One sheet (or more, if needed) per proposed addition containing:

a. Proposal number and request identification.

b. Proposed catalog material. Course description exactly as it should appear in the catalog. Indicate level (5XXX, 6XXX) but do not assign a number; after course is approved, the Registrar will assign a number for it. Be sure to include prerequisites, if any; laboratory fees, if any.

c. Text.

d. Syllabus

e. Nature of course. Goals of new course. Type (lecture, seminar, "skills,".....) Optimum enrollment. Supporting library holding (do we have enough library materials?) or laboratory facilities.

f. General information. Who will teach this course? Number of Graduate faculty available to teach this course? How often will it be taught? Estimated enrollment. If it affects any degree program at A&M-Kingsville, specify. If it has inter- departmental or inter-school consequences, indicate. Indicate also whether other concerned have been consulted. Does it have graduate standing?

g. Precedent. Which Texas colleges and universities offer it? Which require it? What level course is it there? What other representative out-of-town colleges offer it?

h. Rationale.

i. Pages involved. (Indicate where in the Graduate catalog this addition needs to be noted).

D. Proposal for addition of new programs. Call Provost's Office for current guidelines issued by the Coordinating Board on requirements for proposals to add new programs.

GRAD900A Revised Fall 2004 

Uploading and Routing a Proposal

Basically, the routing process is as follows:

1. Author or Dept/Area Committee will submit Graduate Curriculum Proposals to the Department Chair for review and consideration.

2. Department Chairperson--Department Chairperson will complete an online form and upload the document(s) via the Graduate Curriculum Proposal Routing WorkFlow.  For tracking purposes, please do not upload more than one proposal at a time (one proposal per submission). By uploading the document(s), the chairperson approves the proposal.

Direct link to the workflow:  https://workflow.tamuk.edu:7778/wfprod/logon.jsp

(A single sign on link in JNet will be launched as well)

3. College Committee Chairperson, who will note Approve or Disapprove (Must provide Comments)

4. College Dean, Approve or Disapprove (Must provide Comments)

5. Graduate Council (Graduate Curriculum Committee Chair), Approve or Disapprove (Must provide Comments)

6. Graduate Dean, Approve or Disapprove (Must provide Comments)

7. Provost, Approve or Disapprove (Must provide Comments)

8. Registrar  (Complete and post in Banner)

This page was last updated on: April 28, 2016