Academic Course and Degree Procedures Manual

Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 Review Cycle

Table of Contents

  1. Schedule (PDF) of 2015-2016 Faculty Senate Meetings
  2. 2015-16 UAF Faculty Senate Committees (with Chairs/Conveners) as of 6/25/2015
  3. Schedule of Formats and Deadlines: 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. FORMAT FORMS ARE LINKED HERE.  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. Guidelines for Core Designators
    and Policies regarding Course Classification (Social Sciences, Humanities)
  7. Syllabus Requirements for all UAF Courses (Updated May 2013)
    and syllabus examples
  8. Stacking 400 / 600 level courses (PDF)
  9. 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

Manual in PDF Format - 2015-16 updates pending

Course and Degree Procedures Manual (Draft)

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

PDF of 2015-16 Curriculum Review Deadlines - to be added

Course and Degree Procedures Manual (Entire draft manual, PDF,  2 MB; 120+ pages)
2014-15 version of PDF is still in process of being updated.

  • Introduction and Chapter 1:  Overview - PDF, 617 KB, 8 pages
    • Submission Deadlines
    • Flow Chart for Academic Proposals
    • Description of Full Route to Approval
    • Curriculum Committees Information
    • Information for Committee Chairs
  • Chapter 2: Minor Course Changes (Format 2A form) - PDF, 191 KB, 4 pages
  • Chapter 3: New and Trial Courses (Format 1 form) - PDF, 314 KB, 14 pages
  • Chapter 4: Major Course Changes (Format 2 form) - PDF, 428 KB, 10 pages
  • Chapter 5: Special Topics Courses (Format 1A form)
  • Chapter 6: New Degree Programs (Format 3 Elements)
  • Chapter 7: Occupational Endorsements (Format 3A Elements)
  • Chapter 8: New Minors (Format 3B)
  • Chapter 9: Program Deletion
  • Chapter 10: Major Program Changes (Format 5)
  • Chapter 11: Minor Program Changes / Corrections (Format 5A)
  • Chapter 12: Core Courses and Designators (Formats 6 and 7)
  • Appendix A: Syllabus Guidelines and Samples
  • Appendix B: Faculty Senate Curriculum Policies
  • Appendix C: Baccalaureate Core Curriculum
    • Background of Core Curriculum
    • Policies Pertaining to the Core
  • Appendix D: UA Regulations - Academic Programs

    Still in production:
  • Appendix E: Other Curriculum Forms (Formats 1B and 1C)

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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