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institution demonstrates that each educational program for which academic
credit is awarded is approved by the faculty and the administration. (Academic
The process for curriculum revision at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) is well developed and documented in the Faculty Manual. Unit academic affairs committees bring forward proposed changes. Curriculum changes then may be reviewed as appropriate by the General Education Committee, Interdisciplinary Programs Committee, Graduate Committee, and Executive Academic Affairs Committee. In addition, the Budget Facilities and Planning Committee has responsibility for long range planning including the addition and deletion of programs. Once approval at the committee level is obtained, a proposed change then moves to the Faculty Senate. Changes approved by Faculty Senate are submitted to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Any change introducing distance learning based programs, off-campus programs, or curriculum change is subject to the same review and governance structure. These courses are also subject to the same assessment processes and review.
All South Carolina College and University programs require oversight approval from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (SCCHE). Following the SCCHE Guidelines, the following are examples of academic program procedures followed at USC Upstate: program planning summary and full program proposal. Planning summaries, full program proposals, and program modifications are developed as follows:
STEPS FOR APPROVAL OF NEW PROGRAMS
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