Course Code Creation, Modification, or Termination Policy

Policy #: 
ACD 101.021
Executive Owner: 
Registrar
Scope: 

This policy applies to AHU faculty and adjuncts.

Purpose: 

This policy establishes guidelines for changing a course code.

Policy: 

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
  • Change in pre-requisites and/or co-requisites
  • 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.

Keyword: 

Committees

CommitteeDate Voted
Academic PoliciesWednesday, June 8, 2022
Approved by: 
Approval Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Effective Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022