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Additional Reviewers: Routing a Course for Signoff

(page 6 of course request)

Instructions

Enter the up to five departments or five colleges or schools that may be significantly affected by this course.

In the text box, units may document why the request is being routed for sign off.

Additional Reviewers: Routing a Course for Signoff Policy

Choosing to route a course to another unit for sign off is an optional feature, to be chosen at the discretion of the sponsoring unit. The 14-day sign-off/approval process is beneficial for the following reasons: a) it provides a quick, efficient way for units to route course proposals to check for overlap and spread information regarding a proposed course; and b) in general, it increases and fosters communication between units.

Another academic unit may be significantly affected when its mission is related to the content of this course, when it offers a course whose content is similar to the content of this course, when it offers a course that will be a prerequisite or corequisite for this course, when it will provide instructional staff for this course, or if its students may be interested in the content of this course.

The review, sign-off, and comment procedure should not be confused with the approval procedure. A two-week "window" is allowed to give other affected units an opportunity to review, sign-off on, and comment on a request, whereas there is no time frame associated with the approval of a request. If after two weeks the administrator of another affected unit does not sign off and/or comment on the request. If after two weeks the administrator of another affected unit does not sign off and/or comment on the request, "No Response" will be entered on the approval/sign off sheet automatically. "Sign offs" (signatures) do not signify either approval or disapproval of this request. Negative comments do not halt the review process. Any comments that are entered into the form will be available to all persons that view this course.

For more information on the signoff process, please refer to the CRS Introduction Manual or call the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment at 3-3463.

Additional Reviewers: Routing a Course for Signoff Examples

  1. Departments entered:
    Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
    Department of Sociology

    Colleges entered:
    College of Business Administration
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  2. Department entered:
    Department of Psychology

    Comments related to sign off request: PSCH 100 is listed as a prerequisite for our new course. Therefore, this course is being routed to insure that the Department of Psychology is aware that this introductory course is being listed.


  3. Department entered:
    Department of Biological Sciences

    Comments related to sign off request: Per our discussions, minor overlap was documented with graduate courses in Biological Sciences. The final version of this course is being routed to you for your information.