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Academic Programs Committee (APC)

The Academic Programs Committee (APC) reviews curricular proposals for the creation, deletion, or modification of academic programs and courses. In their review of curricular proposals, members of the committee determine (1) whether the degree program or course is academically appropriate in a particular college or department, (2) whether there is overlap, repetition, or redundancy in the creation of new degree programs or courses, and (3) whether all relevant parties have been consulted and had the chance to review the proposal. 

APC Officers and Committee Members for 2020-2021

Chair: Dr. Alan Harris, Associate Professor of School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering

Vice Chair: Ms. Stephaine Race, University Librarian of Library

Secretary:  Dr. Jennifer Spaulding - Givens, Associate Professor of Brooks College of Health School of Nursing

APC Schedule for 2020-2021

APC Calendar

FA Legislative Calendar

Zoom Procedure for University-level APC Meetings


Submitting Requests to the APC
The Faculty Association recommends that you consult the following documents before starting an APC Workflow system request.  These documents are designed to help you navigate the system and address each topic the system requires.  If you have any question about any step of the process, please contact the APC Chair, Dr. Alan Harris, or the chair of the your College Curriculum Committee. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Checklist of Responsibilities of Authors and Reviewers/Approvers


APC requests are made through the APC Workflow System.   

The following changes do not require an APC:

  • Number of times a course can be repeated/hours
  • Abbreviated Title (as long as the words used are contained in the long title)
  • Grade Mode (change from pass/fail to grade or vice versa)
  • Schedule Type/Instructional Method
  • Attributes –but do need approval from appropriate committee/authority
  • Grammatical changes to course description
  • Adding information to course description to indicate the course is repeatable, when it is available, or course fee statement
  • Registration Restrictions
  • Effective Term

Additional Resources

Statewide Course Number System Resource