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 2017-18 deadlines for outline proposal submission:

  • 1st deadline - Friday, March  9, 2018
  • 2nd deadline - Friday, September 14, 2018
  • 3rd deadline - Friday, October 12, 2018

Note the following:

  • The review date (see General Information #9) for all three deadlines is fall 2018.
  • 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 2017 - Spring 2018 Meeting Schedule 

Fall 2017 August 24 August 31 September 7 September 14 September 21
  September 28 October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26
  November 2 November 9 Novemeber 14* November 16 November 30
  December 7 December 14*      
Spring 2018 January 4 (BS 105) January 11 January 18 January 25 February 1
  February 8 February 15** March 1 March 8 April 5
  April 19        

*Newly added meetings to meet demaned of proposals.

**Tenative Meeting for FA to FQ courses.                                                          

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:

  • February 8, 2018 - Last Curriculum Committee meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the Faculty Senate meeting.
  • February 14, 2018 - Last Faculty Senate meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the STAR deadline.
  • February 16, 2018 - 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.