New Course Request

You have decided that a new course in your department is needed. Once the approval of the Department Chair has been obtained, complete a New Course Request form, following the instructions found in brackets. Direct any questions regarding completing the form to your College Curriculum Coordinator. After completing the New Course Request form, submit it to your College Curriculum Coordinator for placement on the next agenda of your College Curriculum Committee. The College Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for providing his/her departments with the deadline dates for submitting New Course Requests.

If this course is at the graduate level, Chancellor’s Office policy EP&R 82-39 states that a “graduate course requires: a) the identification and investigation of theory or principle, b) the application of theory to new ideas, problems, and materials, c) extensive use of bibliographic and other resource materials with emphasis on primary sources of data, and d) demonstration of competence in the scholarly presentation of the results of independent study. Satisfactory completion of a graduate course requires more creative thinking than an upper division course.”

Cross-listed courses are those that are identical, except for the course prefix. One New Course Request must be submitted for each of the two departments.

Dual-listed courses are those that are identical in content with the undergraduate and graduate students taught in the same classroom, with the same instructor, and at the same time. The exception is that the students earning graduate credit will be required to “complete at least one additional assignment.” Also, “the quality of the graduate student’s written and oral performance in the course normally would be at least one grade point higher than that of an undergraduate. Performance expectations for undergraduate students enrolled in graduate-level courses are such that where campus policy permits undergraduate enrollment in a graduate, the quality of the written and oral performance of undergraduates in the course normally would be at least half a grade point higher than that of an undergraduate enrolled in an undergraduate course (Chancellor’s Office policy EP&R 82-39).”

If both the upper-division and the graduate level versions of the dual-listed courses are being proposed at the same time, one New Course Request form must be submitted for each of the two courses.

After the approval of the College Curriculum Committee and the Dean and/or Associate Dean, the College Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for posting to the Team Discussion section of the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies (APGS) Curriculum SharePoint site (https://sharepoint.csueastbay.edu/sites/aa/apgs/curr/default.aspx), the college-approved New Course Request form. Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Program Directors, and the Articulation Officer (using the site’s E-mail Alert system set up individually by the people in these groups) are responsible for reviewing the proposal and noting any concerns and/or helpful feedback via the Team Discussion section of the Curriculum SharePoint site. The College Curriculum Coordinator will monitor the site and forward any objections to the appropriate people in that College. After five working days, if there are no objections, or after an objection has been considered, the curriculum proposal is eligible to be reviewed by APGS. The College Curriculum Coordinator sends the New Course Request as an e-mail attachment to the University Curriculum Coordinator in APGS. The University Curriculum Coordinator will ensure that the proposal is reviewed by the Associate Vice President in APGS.

New Courses that are part of a program proposal (new/modified option, etc.) or courses that have unresolved disputes by other departments will require review beyond the Associate Vice President, namely the Committee on Academic Planning and Resources (CAPR) (only if resources are involved), Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC), the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, the Academic Senate, and the President of the University. A final copy of a proposal not needing CIC or Senate approval is sent via e-mail attachment from the University Curriculum Coordinator to the College Curriculum Coordinator. A final copy of a proposal needing CIC and Senate approval will be forwarded to the Academic Senate Office by the University Curriculum Coordinator for review by the appropriate committees.

If the Department requires additional approvals for the New Course, please refer to the appropriate chapter(s) in the Curricular Procedures Manual to learn how to seek those approvals:

  1. General Education Requirement—Application of New or Existing Course to a General Education Requirement chapter.
  2. Code Requirement—Application of New or Existing Course to the United States History, United States Constitution, and California State and Local Government (Code) Requirement chapter.
  3. University Writing Skills Requirement—Application of New or Existing Course to the University Writing Skills Requirement chapter.

New courses may be added to the Class Schedule in any of our four quarters, as long as the submission deadline dates are followed. These submission deadlines may be obtained from your College Curriculum Coordinator. New Courses are added to the next available University Catalog (on-line only in odd years; on-line and paper in even years) only in Fall Quarter when the catalog is next published.

Routing of New Course Request Form


  1. Faculty Member via Department Chair or Department Chair
  2. College Curriculum Coordinator
  3. Dean and/or Associate Dean
  4. College Curriculum Committee

    The order of steps 2), 3), and 4) above may vary depending on your College. Consult your College Curriculum Coordinator for the proper routing in your College.
  5. College Curriculum Coordinator alerts all university Department Chairs, Program Directors, Associate Deans, Deans, and the Articulation Officer to review the college-approved curriculum request under the Team Discussion section on the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies Curriculum SharePoint Site https://sharepoint.csueastbay.edu/sites/aa/apgs/curr/default.aspx.
  6. After five working days, the College Curriculum Coordinator sends the New Course Request as an e-mail attachment to the University Curriculum Coordinator in APGS.
  7. University Curriculum Coordinator forwards proposed curriculum request to the Associate Vice President of APGS for review.
  8. University Curriculum Coordinator forwards the final, approved copy to the College Curriculum Coordinator.

    If the new course is being disputed by another department, or is part of a program proposal, 1-7 above remains the same, but approval by 9-13 is also needed, followed by 14:
  9. Committee on Academic Planning and Resources (CAPR)* (only if resources are involved)
  10. Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC)*
  11. Executive Committee of the Academic Senate (EXCOM)*
  12. Academic Senate*
  13. University President
  14. University Curriculum Coordinator forwards the final, approved copy to the College Curriculum Coordinator.

*If any of these committees require revisions, the University Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for sending the revised copy to the Academic Senate Office.

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