Curriculum Committee Web Site

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 2016-17 deadlines for outline proposal submission:

  • 1st deadline - Friday, February 19, 2016
  • 2nd deadline - Friday, September 16, 2016
  • 3rd deadline - Friday, November 4, 2016

Note the following:

  • The effective term (see field #4) for all three deadlines is fall 2017.
  • 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 three 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.
  • Most proposers should submit by the first or second deadline. The third deadline is meant for courses that proposers did not know about when the year started, or for people who just could not get them done on time.

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Meeting Schedule 

Fall 2015 August 27 September 10 September 24 October 8 October 22
  October 27 (Tues) November 3 (Tues) November 12 November 19  
  November 24 (Tues) December 3 December 10 December 15 (Tues)  
Spring 2016 January 7 January 14 January 21 January 28 February 4
  February 11 March 10 April 7 April 28  


Curriculum Committee meetings will be held in BS 105 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.  Proposers are invited to attend, and their participation, though not required, often can facilitate the approval process.

Other important dates:

  • January 14, 2016 - Last Curriculum Committee meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the Faculty Senate meeting.
  • January 20, 2016 - Last Faculty Senate meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the STAR deadline.
  • February 1, 2016 - 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.