Curriculum Committee



  • Consult the Checklist of the Curriculum Committee for guidance on completing the required proposal forms.
  • Prepare each course or program proposal as a single PDF and obtain all required department- and school-level approvals.
  • Email signed proposal(s) to Curriculum Committee chair Jeff Miller (, copied to the Provost's representative (Valerie McAllister,

Proposals to add Diversity, General Education, and/or Writing Intensive designations to new or existing courses are first reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. The CC chair will route these proposals as follows:

  • Diversity proposals to the Diversity Board
  • General Education proposals remain with the Curriculum Committee. The CC may consult the General Education Board, as it deems advisable.
  • Writing Intensive proposals to the Writing Board.

For GE 5-related information and communications, visit the GE Board website and select "GE Implementation Task Force" from the Resources list. There you'll find all Task Force communications, FAQs, and the GE 5 Major Revision Form, along with CC advice on preparing major-revision proposals and sample proposals and syllabi.


To propose a new course, complete the following forms: 

Undergraduate NEW Course Proposal - Cover
Undergraduate NEW Course Proposal - Narrative 

Additional narrative supplements are required when proposing a course for Diversity, General Education, and/or Writing Intensive designation. 

General Education: Append to the course proposal a completed GE4 Narrative Supplement2. Student learning outcomes for each SUNY GE category and competency are outlined in the SUNY Board of Trustees Guidelines for Approval.

2A GE 5 Narrative Supplement DRAFT may be used in place of the GE4 Narrative Supplement. SUNY GE Framework resources, including student learning outcomes for each Knowledge & Skills area and core competency, are published on SUNY's website and in SUNY's Implementation Guidance.

Diversity: Append to the course proposal a completed Diversity Narrative Supplement

Writing Intensive: Refer to the Writing Board’s website and its guidelines for submitting a WI course.

About Liberal Arts designation: Proposers who are uncertain about whether a course should be designated as Liberal Arts may consult the State Education Department’s guidelines, which inform the CC’s determination.

To revise an existing course3, complete the following form:

Course revision proposal form (used for both minor and major revisions) 

3Majors revisions related to GE 5 implementation have a dedicated form, posted on the GE Board's website. Additional resources and advice on preparing a GE 5 major revision proposal are also available: see "GE 5 Implementation Task Force" in the GE Board's Resources list.

Adding (or removing) General Education, Diversity, and/or Writing Intensive designation is a major revision. As with new courses proposed for these designations, additional narrative supplements are required (see the links above). The Curriculum Committee will review all proposals first, then route them as noted above.

Proposals that address minor revisions only do not require Curriculum Committee review and may be forwarded directly to the Provost's Office (Valerie McAllister, after they have been approved at the department and school levels.


A. Cover-signature sheet:

This will serve as page 1 of any program proposal and is used to collect all required signatures prior to the proposal's review by the Curriculum Committee.

B. Majors:

Use SUNY's forms to propose a new major or revise an existing major. For programs leading to teaching certification, refer to the Educator Preparation Program forms.

* If you are unfamiliar with the SUNY forms and/or the program-proposal process, please contact Valerie McAllister ( for guidance on getting started and assistance throughout the process.

C. Minors

Proposing a new minor or revising an existing minor is a local matter; such proposals are not submitted to SUNY. Please use the appropriate form below, along with the cover-signature sheet linked above.

Proposing a New Minor

Revising an Existing Minor

D. Micro-Credentials (see Micro-Credential Policy)

To propose a micro-credential, please complete this fillable form:

Micro-Credential Proposal Form