(Old) Curriculum Committee Website

Visit our new Curriculum website: http://www2.leeward.hawaii.edu/curriculum/

Here you will find meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and links related to course and program proposal creation, submission, and approval.  Visit the Curriculum Central Course Proposal Guide for information on how to write a comprehensive course proposal, along with well-written examples selected from recently approved proposals.

Please see these excerpts from the UH Leeward Faculty Senate Charter and Bylaws to better understand the Curriculum Committee's function within the curriculum approval process.


The 2019-20 deadlines for outline proposal submission:

  • Deadline - Friday, October 11, 2019

Note the following:

  • The review date (see General Information #9) for all deadlines is Fall 2020.
  • The deadlines are the dates when a proposal must be approved by a division chair and submitted to the Curriculum Committee.
  • The Curriculum Committee has two deadlines to encourage proposers to submit outlines early in the academic year. This allows us to avoid a large influx of outlines too late in the year to complete all the work.

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Meeting Schedule 

Fall 2018 August 16 August 23 August 30 September 6 September 13
  September 20 September 27 October 4 October 11 October 16
  October 18 October 25  November 1 November 8 November 15
  November 29 December 6 December 13    
Spring 2019 January 3 January 10 January 17 January 24 January 31
  February 7 March 7 March 14 April 18 April 25

Curriculum Committee meetings will be held in BS 105 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM.  Proposers are invited to attend, and their participation, though not required, often can facilitate the approval process.

Other important dates:

  • February 7, 2019 - Last Curriculum Committee meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the Faculty Senate meeting.
  • February 13, 2019 - Last Faculty Senate meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the STAR deadline.
  • February 15, 2019 - STAR deadline: All new academic programs and all changes to existing programs, including courses, must be fully approved by February 1st in order to be effective for the following fall semester.