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Curriculum Review and Approval

The Senate approves all Hunter College curriculum before it goes to CUNY or the State for final approval. Below we have listed resources and deadlines for submitting curriculum proposals. You may contact the Senate Office if you have questions in regards to the information provided on this page or in regards to developing a proposal. Note that the Senate Office may be able to provide previously approved proposals.


Hunter College Curriculum Review and Aprroval:


Word Templates for Proposals:


Upcoming Deadlines: 

Senate News Bulletin #1 Spring 2018:  Critical Dates for Scheduling Curriculum Development and Implementation


Chancellor's University Reports (CUR):

(includes new courses; change in courses; adding a course to the HCR, W, or P&D requirements; new minors)

2018 Spring CURs Senate Submission Deadlines Senate Meetings UCSC GCSARC
Feb/March 1/31 -- -- --
April 3/21 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, and 3/14 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, and 3/13 2/13, 2/27, and 3/13
June 5/9 3/28, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, and 5/8 3/27, 4/17, and 5/8
October 9/12 5/16 5/15 5/15


To review previously published CURs, log in to CUNY Portal and click on Chancellor's Report.



Adding Courses to the Hunter Core Requirement:

Courses submitted for the Hunter Core Requirement (HCR) must be approved by UCSC and the CUNY Common Core Committees before they appear in the Chancellor's University Report.  The CUNY Common Core Committees set meeting scheudles in the Fall and Spring semesters for review and approval of these courses for all the CUNY colleges. 

CUNY Spring Review Schudule:

Hunter submittion deadline: Last Senate meeting:
2/23 2/14
4/27 4/18



(all new degrees and some changes in degrees)

Proposals for new degrees and some changes in degrees are submitted to the CUNY Committee on Academic Program, Policy, and research (CAPPR) for their approval after they have been approved by the Hunter College Senate.  The schedule for this Committee and the deadlines for submitting proposals are provided on the CUNY website. 
CAPPR Meeting Hunter submittion deadline Last Senate meeting
April 3/12 2/28
June 5/7 5/2
October 9/4 5/15
Please contact our office of you have questions in regards to this schedule. 



Other Related Documents and Links:

Guidelines for College-wide Definition of Course Levels

Course Numbers and Non-Permanent Courses (5-7-14) 

Learning Outcomes for U.S. Experience in its Diversity- Hunter Core Requirement (5-15-14) 

Suggestions for Faculty Designing and Teaching Hybrid and Online Courses (Endorsed by the Senate on 3-26-14)

College Online Catalog

New York State Education Department- Office of Higher Education


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