Approval process for curricula

Read a description of the LAS courses and curricula review process.

Submitting curricula for review

We recommend that departments contact the Associate Dean Kelly Ritter in the Office of the Dean prior to submitting proposals for new or revised curricula. Once a unit is ready to submit a final proposal, please obtain Executive Officer and School Director (if applicable) approval via email and forward with the proposal to LAS-  Associate Dean Kelly Ritter. All curricular proposals must be submitted as Word documents.

For proposals for NEW curricula (bachelor's, undergraduate minors, master's, PhD (including concentrations), graduate minors and concentrations, please use the Proposal for NEW curricula document (updated September 2020)

For proposals to REVISE current curricula please use the Proposal to REVISE curricula document (updated September 2020)

Policies and guidelines

LAS college policies

Graduate College policies


For a list of current LAS certificate programs, please click here.

Processing timelines and Curricula Tracking Log

Curricula Form Completion Information

Other Resources


For more information on any of these procedures, please contact:

Kelly Ritter, associate dean for courses and degree programs, (217) 333-1350

Amy Elli, senior associate director of academic programs, (217) 333-6622

College of LAS Office of the Dean, 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448