There is no specific timeline for curricular reviews. It depends on how quickly each reviewer acts on the proposal, the type and extent of changes being proposed, and the time of year. Originators should also account for the possibility of reviewers raising concerns about a proposal and rolling it back for correction or clarification. Proposals tend to stall in workflow during term break (e.g., Summer and Winter break) as committee meetings halt. For course proposals, additional review steps are required for slashlisted, graduate and Baccalaureate Core courses. Some program proposals require approval by external committees that meet only 5 or 6 times a year so proposals may be held up while they wait for the next meeting.
We recommend originators check the Syllabus Minimum Requirements and How to Write a Good Course Proposal (see CIM Support Materials) prior to submission of their proposal to help the timeliness of the review. Program proposals for extensions to new locations, renaming, or reorganizing involve more steps and originators should be prepared for a longer review and approval process.