The Curriculum Proposal database is an electronic system for the development, submission, review and approval of curriculum proposals.
After a year of having implemented and using Kuali for Curriculum processing, the Curriculum and Program Development Office has completed an assessment in collaboration with the Faculty Senate Curriculum committee, Computing, Advising, and other stakeholders. The result is that we will return to our former system that has been running in parallel to Kuali during the past year. We have been able to incorporate many updates and leverage what we learned through our Kuali experience. To begin with a proposal, use the button below to open our updated system.
Curriculum Proposal Submission Target Dates Guidance
Curriculum Committee Meetings
- Every Tuesday during fall and spring semesters
- Bldg 9, Room 253
- Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
(Proposals submitted November 2021 - August 2022)
The button below is so you can access proposals submitted to the Kuali system, but new proposals must be submitted to the Current MCC Curriculum Proposals Database above.
(Proposals approved prior to March 2022)
Archived proposals are available for employees to access. If you need to view and/or copy content from older proposals, just open the archive database and search for the proposal(s) you want. Contact the Curriculum Office if you have questions or need help.
- New Course Forms are for a new course intended to become a permanent part of the College curriculum as a program requirement, program elective or general elective. New Course Forms are also used for Special Studies (temporary) courses. Special Studies are new courses which are experimental or those for which the demand is untested, unknown, immediate, or temporary. Special Studies proposals are reviewed promptly by the Curriculum Committee. Approval is for a two-year period only.
- Course Revision Forms are for the modification of any existing course in content, description, or delivery. Course revisions include the addition or deletion of a prerequisite, revision of a course description, major change(s) in course content or delivery, credit hour changes, title, prefix or number change or any changes in interdisciplinary courses.
- Course Deactivation Forms are for the deletion of a course from the College Catalog.
- Independent Study Forms are for a credit bearing study by an individual student under the sponsorship of a faculty member who provides initial guidance, criticism, review and final evaluation of student performance. Existing courses in the MCC Catalog cannot be offered as Independent Studies.
Faculty Contact Hours
- New Program Forms are for a new degree area of study including: certificate, associate of arts, associate of science, and associate in applied science programs. New Program proposals must be approved by the President, Board of Trustees, the State University of New York, and the State Education Department. Use this form for an advisement sequence (which does not require SUNY/SED approval).
- Program Revision Forms are for the modification of any existing certificate or degree program as currently presented in the College Catalog and whose curriculum is on file in the Curriculum Office. Program Revisions, if substantial, must be approved by the State University of New York and the State Education Department.
- Program Deactivation Forms are used to remove a program from the College Catalog. Program Discontinuance permanently deletes a certificate or degree program from the College curriculum. Notification of program discontinuance to the State University of New York and the State Education Department is required.
- Microcredential Forms
Regardless of format or delivery system, 15 hours of faculty directed instruction = 1 Faculty Contact Hour. Any exceptions to this practice should be discussed with the Curriculum Office.
One (1) Class Hour = 15 hours of lecture or laboratory instruction. These hours may be delivered in various methods; for example one hour a week for fifteen weeks, or three hours a week for five weeks, or five hours a day for three days.
Generally, one student credit hour is equivalent to 15 hours of lecture-based instruction; 30-45 hours of laboratory instruction, or 45 hours of clinical or experiential instruction. In non-classroom based instruction, the faculty should consider these equivalencies when stating the amount of credit awarded and provide rationale for those judgments.
Instructional time does not include homework time. It is generally assumed that for every one hour of lecture based, two hours of laboratory based, and three hours of clinical/experiential based instruction, the student will have two hours of homework or assignments.