Hawaii Hall

NatSci Program and Curriculum Changes

Course Proposal Procedures

  1. Be sure to use current versions of UHM-1 and UHM-2 forms and follow the current UHM guidelines . Additional information on the curriculum planning and approval process may be found on the OVCAA website.
    Required: Justification for New Courses (UHM-1, box 19)
    Required: Justification for Course Modifications (UHM-2, box 9)

    Faculty/Departments should work with their PCC representative to make sure the paperwork is filled out properly before submitting curriculum forms to the CNS Dean’s Office.

  2. Each proposal should be submitted as a single pdf file including both the UHM form and any additional documentation. Save this UHM pdf using Adobe Acrobat Pro (not Adobe Reader), so that changes requested by the PCC can be readily incorporated. The syllabus must be attached to all UHM-1 and UHM-2 forms. Note: Learning outcomes should be included on the syllabus.
  3. Proposals should be submitted, as email attachments, to lynnehig@hawaii.edu directly from the Department Chair. This is in order to ensure that the chair is aware of the proposal and will approve it, and obviates obtaining signatures when UHM forms are modified.
  4. File names should be of the form “BIOL999V1.pdf”. The version number (e.g. V1) should be modified if changes and revisions are requested by the Dean’s Office or the NatSci PCC.
  5. No signatures are required on the electronic submission. Once a UHM form has been approved, the Dean’s office will work with the department chairs on getting signatures.
  6. Please enter “Natural Sciences…Aloysius Helminck” in the “Approved By/1st College/School…Dean” fields.
  7. Please enter the printed names of all other required signers in the appropriate fields. Do not enter a date on the signature line.

Questions? Contact Lynne Higa.

Review process for course change proposals:

Department > Dean's Office > NatSci PCC >Associate Dean > GenEd or OGE> OVCAA

Changes to Degree Programs

The NatSci Program & Curriculum Committee reviews and makes recommendations on all requests to create or modify degree/minor programs. Proposals should be submitted to the Lynne Higa. Proposals must include a justification for the requested changes, as well as address any resource issues tied to the requested changes. You should also include a copy of the existing catalog entry marked up to include the proposed change(s).
Sample Memos to download:
Undergraduate Degree Programs
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Graduate Degree Programs
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All major modifications in graduate programs require advance approval of the Graduate Council. Minor program modifications, such as changing or substituting a course, may be approved by the Office of Graduate Education. Please refer to the Office of Graduate Education website for specific information on the modification of graduate programs. http://manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/program-modification

Instructions for creating new academic programs can be found on the OVCAA website:
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ovcaa/planning_approval/

Questions? Contact Lynne Higa.

Helpful References

Please click buttons below for "Cheat Sheets" summarizing common questions related to the UHM forms.
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  • Page numbers refer to UHM guidelines
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UHM-1 form: NatSci Cheat Sheet
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UHM-2 form: NatSci Cheat Sheet
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Please find below links to NATSCI course usage by other units; viewable by college/school or by course.

NATSCI Courses by College
2017-2018

NATSCI Degrees by Courses
2017-2018

Review process for undergraduate program changes:

Department > Dean's Office> NatSci PCC > Associate Dean > OVCAA

Program and Curriculum Committee Deadlines

Requesting Semester

Type of Request

NatSci Deadline

GenEd Deadline

OGE Deadline

OVCAA Deadline

Fall 2017

Courses: UHM-1 & UHM-2 forms

September 15, 2017

October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

December 1

(for Sum & Fall 2018 effective dates)

Program changes (Undergraduate)

October 13, 2017

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December 1

Program Changes (Graduate)

September 15, 2017

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October 16, 2017

December 1

Spring 2018

Courses: UHM-1 & UHM-2 forms

TBA

TBA

TBA

May 15

(for Spring 2019 effective dates)

Program changes (Undergraduate)

TBA

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May 15

Program Changes (Graduate)

TBA

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TBA

May 15

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