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Overview for WKU, CPE, and SACSCOC Approvals

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Curriculum Quick Reference for Departmental Leadership


WKU Materials

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Manual (updated Spring 2021)

 Full and Expedited Workflows

Full Workflow (large format)

Expedited Workflow (large format)

Gray Associates Scorecard Information

Presentation: Jumping Through The Hoops - The Internal and External Curricular Approval Process for New Programs

See the Workflows and Timelines Link for Additional Documents.


Budget Development for Programs


CourseLeaf (CIM) Tutorials

Creating a New Course

Revising a Course

Creating a New Program, Major, Certificate, or Minor

Revising a Program, Major, Certificate, or Minor

Colonnade Proposals: When creating or revising a course, proponents will be prompted on whether the course should be considered for Colonnade approval. If "yes" is selected, the proponent will be required to upload the appropriate Colonnade course proposal form along with the course syllabus. Visit https://www.wku.edu/colonnade/faculty-resources.php to download the necessary forms. When Colonnade is selected, the committee will be included as part of the workflow. The Colonnade Committee must approve the course before it moves to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Professional Education Committee:  If course is a part of a teacher certifiable program or if a teacher certificable program is  proposed or revised, the proponent should indicate PEC approval is required on the form. Then, PEC will be included in the workflow. If you have questions concerning whether the proposal requires PEC approval, please contact the Dean's Office in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences 

CPE Materials

 New Academic Program Approval Policy

User Guide for Pre-Proposals and Full Proposals


SACSCOC Materials

 General Information

Resource Manual for The Principles of Accreditation 

Additional Information, Webinars, and Policies

Substantive Change

Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions Policy

Determining Significant Departure (Substantive Change) Webinar

Changes that are NOT Substantive Webinar

Changes to Current Programs Webinar

Program Closures

Program Closure Webinar

The Prospectus

How to Write a Prospectus Webinar

Creating an Effective Prospectus Webinar


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 Last Modified 2/1/21