Academic Course and Degree Procedures Manual

CourseLeaf software will be replacing most paper submission forms for course and program changes in Fall 2017.  Training will be provided in August. More information to follow.


Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Review Cycle

For PDF version of the Manual, scroll down the page.
For individual PDF chapters, scroll to bottom of this page.

  1. Schedule of 2016-2017 Faculty Senate Meetings (PDF)
  2. 2016-17 UAF Faculty Senate Committees - (PDF)
  3. Schedule of Formats and Deadlines: FORMAT FORMS ARE LINKED HERE. Identifies the type of changes, the appropriate format for each, and the deadline for submission of requests to the Faculty Senate to be effective in future academic years. New program requests may take as long as two years to reach final approval.
  4. Academic Changes: Describes the full route from submission to approval.
    Chart: Route to Approval for Academic Course / Program Paperwork (PDF)
  5. Indexes for Faculty Senate Policies/Regulations
    Indexes for Curriculum Actions (past years)
  6. General Education Requirements Implementation Guidelines (PDF)
    1. Faculty Senate Resolution which replaces the Perspectives on the Human Condition (PHC) with a classification list system. (Passed on May 4, 2015, Meeting #207)
    2. GER Course Approval Guide (PDF)
    3. Flier with current list of GERs courses (PDF)
  7. With implementation of Communication Plans, the following information on "O" and "W" designators is no longer relevant for development of new courses.  However, the information for the BA degree requirements concerning (s) and (h) courses is still relevant.
         Guidelines for Core Designators
         and Policies regarding Course Classification (Social Sciences, Humanities)
  8. Syllabus Requirements for all UAF Courses (Updated August 2016)
    Downloadable PDF and syllabus examples linked on the above page.
    • Optional Syllabus Statement regarding Title IX Disclosure may be found at:
      (The link above goes to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity web site; scroll down to "Language for syllabi" section.)
  9. Stacking 400 / 600 level courses (PDF)
  10. Guidelines for Computing Credit/Contact Hours
  • Download a PDF Handout: Table summarizing the "C" grades and their implications
    [Table summary updated following Meeting #191, May 2013 due to changed "C" grading policy.]
  • For a PDF version of the DRAFT Curriculum and Degree Procedures Manual, see section below titled "Manual in PDF Format"


See #3 Link Above

Contact Jayne Harvie at the Faculty Senate Office with questions:
312B Signers' Hall, Box 757500

Course and Degree Procedures Manual

Full version of the Academic Course and Degree Procedures Manual [PDF, 1.6MB]

The Course and Degree Procedures Manual in PDF is a work in progress. The link to the full PDF version is provided above, along with links to individual chapters (below). 

Please note:  See items #6 and #7 above on this web page for the more current information on the GERs course classification lists (replacing Perspectives on the Human Condition), and Communication Plans (affecting "O" and "W" course designation).

2016-17 Curriculum Review Deadlines (PDF)

Information on Co-Sponsored Courses

UAF may grant credit for courses co-sponsored by certain organizations. This policy is intended to insure that such courses meet UAF academic standards, that accurate student records are maintained, and that UAF’s administrative expenses are covered.

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