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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 schedules 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 sample proposals.


Hunter College Curriculum Review and Aprroval:


Word Templates for Proposals:


Curriculum changes are reviewed by CUNY in two separate reports.  The CEP Report (formally known as the Committee on Academic Program, Policy, and Research [CAPPR]) will contain all curriculum items requiring State approval (all new degree programs and some changes in degree programs), additions to the CUNY Common Core (Hunter's General Education requirements), and changes to academic policy.  The CEP report must be approved by the CUNY Committee on Educational Policy and the CUNY Board of Trustees before items are sent for State approval.  Curriculum changes not included in the CAPPR report (new courses, changes in courses, new minors, changes in degree programs not requiring State approval, etc.), will be part of a separate report, the Academic University Report (AUR), which will only require approval by the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs.


Hunter's review and approval steps (department, school, and Senate) remains the same.  All curriculum requires approval by Hunter governance and CUNY before it can be implemented.  Below is an estimated timeline for 2022-2023:  


Senate Curriculum Committee Senate Meeting CUNY Deadline CUNY Publishing Month
5/3, 5/10, and 5/17 5/4, 5/11, and 5/25 8/19 October
8/30, 9/6, and 9/20 9/7 and 9/2 10/11 Nov./Dec. 
10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22 (only GCSARC), 11/29, and 12/6 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7 12/6 Jan./Feb.
-- -- 1/17 March
2/7 and 2/14 2/8 and 2/22 3/6 April/May
3/7, 3/21, and 4/4 3/8 and 3/22 4/17 June
4/4, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/9 4/19, 5/3, and 5/10 8/14 October


Please send all Senate curriculum related emails, including proposals and questions, to


Please note that CUNY is requiring an Attestation form to be circulated to all CUNY colleges 21 days before a new program is submitted in the CEP report.  The form has been posted on the Senate website and must be submitted to the Office of the Provost.  The Provost's office will be responsible for submitting the form to CUNY.  We highly encourage this form be submitted in the early stages of planning and development (even before the proposals are written and submitted for Senate approval).  We will also be encouraging departments to submit State forms along with their proposals, rather than completing them after the proposal has been approved by governance. 



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