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Policies and Procedures


Meetings  are scheduled twice per month on Thursday from 11:00-12:30 p.m.  See for exact dates and meeting rooms.  See below for submission procedures.  

Submission Procedures

    Major Changes and New Proposals

  1. Proposals are to be submitted on the appropriate forms: undergraduate program forms can be accessed on the UPCC web site at and graduate program forms can be accessed on the GPCC web site at
  2. Proposals for posting on the TEC website must be submitted to  Dr. Karen Kuhel ( ) a minimum of two weeks before the date of the first reading.

Table 1.  TEC standardized file naming system.

UPCC Forms

TEC file name


Change in existing course

Add program name & course number


Adding a new course

Add program name & number


Discontinuing a course

Add program name & course number


Change a major

Add program name


Change a major (Policy)

Add program name


Adding/changing a minor/certificate

Add program name

TSOLAdMinor -or-


TEC file name


Course Cross-Listing

Add program name & course number



Add program name


Course Proposal/Revision

Add program name & course number


E-Z (Simple course change)

Add program name & course number


Special Topic Approval

Add program name


Policy Change

Add program name



The proposal submission dates are posted on the TEC website with the meeting schedule.  In Table 1, the standardized file naming procedure for TEC proposals is listed.  If corrections or additions are made at the first reading, please add "(revised)" to the title for the second reading.

  1. Each proposal must be submitted as (pdf) file attachment.
  2. Proposals will be posted to the TEC web site.
  3. The original and signature page can be delivered to the committee co-chair through campus mail or hand delivered at the time of the first reading.
  4. A representative from the department submitting the proposal must be present at the first and second readings or the proposal will be tabled.
  5. Proposals without the proper signatures and those that are not in the correct format will be tabled.
  6. All proposals must have the first reading completed before or during the last January meeting (with the second reading on or before the last February meeting), in order to be included in the following year’s catalog.

    Minor Changes to Programs:

  1. Minor changes to existing programs consist of:
    • Changes to program admissions standards
    • Changes/clarifications/corrections to the program’s catalog description
  2. Minor program changes can be presented in memorandum form, and approved by the GPCC with a single reading, once approved by the TEC.

    Minor Changes To Courses : EZ Form

  1. Minor changes are defined as a change to one of the following
    • change to the title of a course
    • simple editing changes to a course description
    • course discontinuations
    • course numbering changes
  2. Multiple changes to any combination of title, numbering, or description DO NOT constitute a Minor Change, and must go through the full proposal approval process.
  3. Changes that appear to be more than simple editing changes must go through the full proposal approval process (committee chair discretion).

    Committee Actions:

  1. Actions require a quorum of voting members.
  2. A simple majority approves an issue.
  3. Deliberation format will be
    • Presentation of proposal
    • Discussion
    • Floor open for motions; voting and non-voting members can make a motion.
    • Motions require a second (voting and non-voting members can second a motion).
    • For motions to be approved, a simple majority of voting members is required.
Website maintained by TEC Chair, Dr. Karen Kuhel (
Last updated on December 5, 2013 10:34 AM.


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