Course Code Creation, Modification, or Termination Policy

Policy #: 
ACD 101.021
Executive Owner: 

This policy applies to AHU faculty and adjuncts.


This policy establishes guidelines for changing a course code.


This policy provides direction for course creation, modification, or termination.

Guidelines on changing a course code

  • New course added
  • Significant change in content of established course (i.e., if a native reader cannot tell it's the same course, it's a substantial change)
    • Note:  A new course should be created if the changes are substantial enough that a student taking the revised course should receive credit for both old and new versions of the course
    • Altering more than 25% of a course's goals, objective, and outcomes
  • Change of course level (renumbering from lower-to-upper-or graduate divisions, or changes from upper-to-lower division status)
  • Any change in credits or contact hours of established course
  • Change of a single course to multiple courses or combining multiple courses into a single course
  • Addition or deletion of laboratories or clinicals
  • Required Documents
    • Complete syllabus (if significant change in content of established course
    • any additional paperwork required by Curriculum Committee

Approval is required from the following:

  1. Academic Department - (chair or other designated approver)
  2. Office of the Registrar
  3. Curriculum Committee
  4. Academic Policies Committee

 Additionally, a final verification to ensure all changes are properly executed is implemented with the Catalog and the University will be notified of course changes.



CommitteeDate VotedMinutes Code
Academic PoliciesWednesday, June 8, 202222:41
Academic PoliciesWednesday, January 11, 202323:03
Approved by: 
Edwin Hernandez
Approval Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Effective Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Review Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023