MGA Curriculum Approval Calendar - 2021-2022

Curriculum Approval Guidelines

It is the expectation that degree or certificate program requirements will change no more often than once every four years. Course changes that are significant enough to warrant senate action are expected to be reviewed no more frequently than every four years.

Changes to the structure of the core curriculum should happen less frequently, with the exception of the addition of new courses which will be reviewed when submitted.

Alternatively, changes within a course or set of courses (which should be driven by assessment data) should be implemented each semester. This includes courses in the core curriculum and within majors. These changes include improvements in pedagogical approach, required student work or exams, or modifying instructional mode and style to improve student outcomes. Faculty who teach in a program (including the core) should meet regularly to review assessment data and assure improvements in course-level instruction are being implemented consistently across all sections. These course-level improvements should be documented in the institution's assessment system each July (which is MGA's assessment month).

Program changes cannot be implemented in the semester following approval. In general, proposals must be approved by December of an academic year for implementation in the fall of the following academic year.

It is anticipated that most shared governance time will be expended on new degree program proposals and reviewing the success of recently approved degree programs.


Academic Affairs due dates in bold

Unless otherwise noted:
Academic Affairs meetings start at 10:00 a.m. 
Faculty Senate Meetings start at 10:00 a.m. 
Graduate Council meetings start at 8:30 a.m. 

Dates  

Meetings and Due Dates 

August 10, 2021 

Board of Regents meets 

August 6

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by Aug 6 for AA Meeting #1 

August 20 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #1 

September 3 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #1 – Agenda due by August 25 

USG Gen Ed Proposals due 

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by Sep 3 for AA Meeting #2 

September 9 

Board of Regents meets 

September 17 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #2 

September 24 

MGA Graduate Council Meeting #1 9:00a 

October 1 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #2

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by Oct 1 for AA Meeting #3

October 8 

USG Council on General Education meeting 

October 12-13 

Board of Regents meets 

October 22 

MGA Graduate Council Meeting #2

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #3 

October 29

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by October 29 for AA Meeting #4 

November 5  

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #3 

USG Gen Ed Proposals due 

November 9 

Board of Regents meets 

November 12 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #4 

November 19 

MGA Graduate Council Meeting #3 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #4 

December 10 

USG Council on General Education meeting 

Winter Break 

January 7, 2022 

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by January 7 for AA Meeting #5 

January 21 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #5 

January 25 

USG Gen Ed Proposals due 

January 28

MGA Graduate Council Meeting #4

February 4 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #5 

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by Feb 4 for AA Meeting #6  

February 18 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #6 

February 25 

MGA Graduate Council Meeting #5 

USG Council on General Education meeting 

March 4 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #6 

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by Mar 4 for AA Meeting #7  

March 18 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #7 

March 25

MGA Graduate Council Meeting #6 

April 1 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #7 

AA Proposals must be entered into the CMS by April 1 for AA Meeting #8 

April 15 

USG Gen Ed Proposals due 

MGA Academic Affairs Meeting #8 

April 29 

MGA Faculty Senate Meeting #8 

May 20 

USG Council on General Education meeting 

June 10 

USG Gen Ed Proposals due 

July 15 

USG Council on General Education meeting 

Please note: Faculty Governance Bylaws require that all items presented for a vote at Academic Affairs Board and Faculty Senate meetings must be made available to members no less than five business days prior to the vote. In order to honor this policy, Division of Academic Affairs proposal deadlines must be maintained. Proposals that do not meet published deadlines will not be processed until the next cycle.


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