Approval process for curricula

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

Submitting curricula for review

We recommend that departments contact Stephen R. Downie (, Interim Associate Dean for Curricula and Academic Policy, in the Office of the Dean prior to submitting proposals for new or revised curricula. A unit must obtain department (and school, if applicable) review before final submission to the college. Once a unit is ready to submit a final proposal, send Executive Officer (and School Director, if applicable) approval(s) via email to the aforementioned Associate Dean. All curricular proposals must be submitted as Word documents using the forms provided in the links below.

For proposals for NEW curricula (degree, major, concentration, minor), use the Proposal for NEW curricula form (updated May 2022).

For proposals to REVISE current curricula, please use the Proposal to REVISE curricula form (updated May 2022).

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:

Stephen R. Downie,, Associate Dean for Curricula and Academic Policy, (217) 333-1350

Andrea Ray,, Office Administrator, (217) 333-2192

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