Requests for Curriculum Action are now processed in CREQ.
- If interested in proposing graduate curriculum action, first review the guidelines governing curriculum change in the program's home college.
- Supporting documentation (syllabus, statement of justification, cross-listing memos) should be uploaded into the CREQ system.
For more information contact Caroline Knuth.
Curriculum Approval Reports
Reminders for 400/800
- Proposals for 800-level courses that have a 400-level counterpart must include a sample syllabus clearly differentiating the work required of graduate students as opposed to undergraduate students uploaded in the CREQ system.
- 400/800-level courses need approval of both the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the UNL Graduate Council (within the CREQ system).
Propose a New Program
- New and Modified Instructional Programs:
See Academic Planning Committee website.
- Proposal of New Area of Specialization
An area of specialization is a subdivision of a major in which strong graduate-level curriculum and faculty are available. Specializations are indicated after the major on final transcripts.
- Proposal of New Certificate Program
Document includes NU Graduate College Guidelines for Certificates.
Send completed form(s) and any supporting documentation to:
1100 Seaton Hall
City Campus 0619
The UNL Graduate Council, which must approve all proposals for new certificates and specializations, meets monthly during the academic year. Those proposals received by the first of each month are most likely to be reviewed by the Council that same month.
About CIP Codes
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is a taxonomy for identifying fields of study uniformly across institutions. As you prepare a proposal, consider which CIP code best fits your program and include the CIP code in your proposal. The National Center for Education Statistics provides further information to aid selection of CIP codes.