Development & Review
Academic Program Proposals
The Office of Academic Affairs review of proposed new academic programs takes place subsequent to college and department reviews, and is undertaken from a campus-wide perspective and is intended to accomplish the following purposes:
- Ensure that proposed changes are in accord with university-wide objectives and priorities as identified in the role and mission statement and relevant planning documents;
- Prevent the unnecessary duplication and proliferation of curricular offerings; and
- Consider possible impacts of proposed curricular changes on other units and programs.
Click here to learn more about the new academic program proposals, the forms that should be completed, and the required approvals.
All proposals for new courses and substantial course changes require approval by the Office of Academic Affairs. Course proposals should be submitted through the online UNO-Courseleaf Course Inventory Management (CIM-Course).
When initiating new courses, departments must submit proposals to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, after the necessary department and college approval processes. New course proposals are generally written by individual faculty members in conjunction with their department and, when appropriate, in collaboration with one or more other departments.
Click here to learn more about course proposal guidelines, the requirements and exemptions, and the review outcome possibilities.
Educational Policy Advisory Committee
The Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) serves as a campus-wide curriculum committee. The EPAC advises the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs about new academic program proposals, as well as proposals for new courses and substantial course changes.
EPAC involvement starts only after the appropriate college and departmental reviews.
Click here to learn more about the responsibilities of EPAC, its memberships, and to read their meeting minutes.
Our Campus. Otherwise Known as Omaha.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. Learn more about Equity, Access and Diversity.