WVU Curriculum Policies and Guidelines

Curriculum Deadlines

New courses and course alterations/changes must be approved by the October Faculty Senate meeting to be effective in the subsequent spring semester. New courses and course alterations/changes must be approved by the March Faculty Senate meeting to be effective in the subsequent summer or fall semesters. Normally, changes approved by the March Faculty Senate meeting will appear in the next edition of the Academic Catalogs.

All changes to existing degree programs must be ratified by all approval levels no later than April 30 to go into effect for the next academic year. New degree programs must be ratified by all approval levels (including the Board of Governors) no later than April 30 to go into effect for the next academic year.

Policy Related to Creating, Changing, and Terminating Academic Programs

A uniform, institutional standard for the categorization of all degree programs, majors, minors, areas of emphasis, and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs at current locations currently served by West Virginia University has been developed. The relevant approval processes are implemented through the Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system. Please see the document below for details on policies related to the creation of new academic programs and changes to existing academic programs at WVU.

Degree Programs Policy

Guidelines Concerning Degree Program Titles and Designations

Approved degree programs at WVU are listed in the WVU Curriculum Matrix, available at http://registrar.wvu.edu/curriculum-matrix. Guidelines were developed to facilitate selection of appropriate degree program titles and designations and to establish principles to maintain uniformity across programs at WVU. Please see the document below for details on guidelines for degree designations at WVU.

Degree Designations Guidelines