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Arts & Humanities Curriculum Committee

Curriculum

Proposal Processes, Procedures, Contacts, Calendars and Forms

Department and program faculty members are responsible for initiating curriculum changes. First faculty must discuss with their Department Chair any new or dramatically changed course or program curriculum proposals. Then, working with the departmental faculty curriculum liaison, faculty must complete and formally submit to the Department Chair all associated Curriculum Proposal Forms (links below).

Once the Chair obtains departmental support, 51% or simple majority of the full time department faculy is required, they will forward the approved Curriculum Proposal Forms to Office of Academic Programs Administrative Executive Assistant, Sophia Diamantis-Fry (sophia.diamantisfry@lehman.cuny.edu), who will distribute the proposals to a) the Associate Provost of Academic Programs, b) all school Deans and Associate Deans, and c) the Senate Curriculum Committee Chairs. If the proposal is for a new or dramatically revised program, the Departmental Curriculum Liaison and/or initiating faculty should attend to discuss and answer questions, the associated College Senate Curriculum Committee meeting.

Next the Senate Curriculum Committee Chair will bring the proposal for a vote to the Lehman College Senate floor. Again, the Departmental Curriculum Liaison and/or initiating faculty should attend to discuss and answer questions, the associated College Senate meeting. Upon College Senate approval, the curriculum proposals are then forwarded to CUNY's Committee on Academic Programs, Policy and Research office.

After CAPPR's final approval is obtained, the curriclum changes are entered into the following Chancelor's report. From that, the College Registrar enters all curriculum changes into the College's Smart Catalogue, and within weeks the new curriculum appears in the Bulletin. If procedures are followed correctly, depending on the scope of changes, it takes from one semester to one year to complete the entire process. For a curriculum proposal processes and procedures guide, click the first link below:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY CURRICULUM LIAISONS

Department faculty member E-mail
African and African American Studies Mary Phillips mary.phillips@lehman.cuny.edu
Art Sharon Jordan sharon.jordan@lehman.cuny.edu
English
David Hyman (note: also the School's College Senate Curriculum Committee member) david.hyman@lehman.cuny.edu
History Robert Valentine robert.valentine@lehman.cuny.edu
Journalism, Communication, Theater

Christine McKenna & Claudia Case

christine.mckenna@lehman.cuny.edu claudia.case@lehman.cuny.edu
Languages and Literatures Marco Ramirez marco.ramirez@lehman.cuny.edu
Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies 
Teresita Levy
teresita.levy@lehman.cuny.edu
Music David Claman david.claman@lehman.cuny.edu
Philosophy 
Jessica Gordon-Roth jessica.gordonroth@lehman.cuny.edu

LEHMAN COLLEGE SENATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEES LINK AND CHAIR CONTACTS

Click here to link to the Lehman College Senate Curriculum Committees Information

Associate Professor Vincent Prohaska (vincent.prohaska@lehman.cuny.edu) (718-960-8776), Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Professor Janet DeSimone (janet.desimone@lehman.cuny.edu) (718-960-4993), Chair of the Graduate Studies Commitee.

LEHMAN COLLEGE SENATE SCHEDULE

Click here to link to the Lehman College Senate Schedule

Departments should allow at least two weeks (for complex proposals, more) prior to the items deadline to enable proposals to go through both the School and Senate curriculum committees. And, during Curriculum Committee and Senate meetings in which departmental proposals are discussed, departments are strongly advised to have their faculty curriculum liaison present.

CUNY DEADLINE CALENDAR

Click here to link to the CUNY Deadline Calendar

Proposals approved by the Lehman College Senate proceed to the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs (OAA), the Committee on Academic Program, Policy, and Research (CAPPR), and the CUNY Board. And depending on when Senate-approved proposals arrive at the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, the CUNY Deadline Calendar indicates how long it takes for final CUNY approval. Note: Lehman College must approve any University Curriculum Committee recommendations before proposals proceed to the CUNY Board.

CURRICULUM PROPOSAL FORMS

To propose course curriculum changes, program degree requirement changes, add new courses, or to withdraw courses, department faculty must complete and submit the corresponding following forms:

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS INVENTORY

As departments prepare the “Changes in Degree Requirements” form, they should consult the Academic Programs Inventory for Lehman College for the following information:

    • The “Program Code”, used by the New York State Education Department to register programs, is the five-digit number that appears at the top left of each entry in boldface.
    • The “HEGIS code” (Higher Education General Information Survey) appears on the left just under the CIP code.
    • A “Major Code,” used by the Lehman College Registrar to keep track of majors is the three-digit number indented from the left-hand margin, located to the left of the program name.

SAMPLE APPROVED PROPOSALS (NOTE: THESE WERE APPROVED USING FORMER TEMPLATES)

Last modified: Apr 28, 2016

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