The purpose of this page is to provide a guide for faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to propose new academic programs or change existing programs. The first section focuses on new programs, while the second focuses on programs changes.
The process of proposing a new academic program or requesting a change to an existing program is online utilizing the CIM (Curriculum Inventory Management) system. Users will log in to the CIM Program Management module to submit their proposal. The online form guides users through the collection and submission of all required information, and the automated workflow approval process collects all required sign-offs. CIM provides up-to-date information on the status of all proposals throughout the process.
Questions on CIM processes: firstname.lastname@example.org .
CIM log-in click here
Requests for new programs, including new degrees, emphasis areas, undergraduate and graduate certificates, and minors must go through a comprehensive review process. All new programs must be reviewed and approved at the department/college level, using appropriate governance mechanisms specific to that unit (e.g., reviews by department and/or college faculty bodies, support of the department chair and dean). At the campus level, all new programs are reviewed and approved by either the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or the Graduate Faculty Senate, before being reviewed and approved by the Provost and the Chancellor. With the exception of minors, all new programs are also reviewed and approved by the UM System and Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE), and new undergraduate and graduate degree programs are approved by the Board of Curators. Specific information on requests for each type of new program is provided below.
Any changes to a degree, emphasis, certificate, or minor must be proposed, reviewed, and in some cases, approved. The process of review and approval depends upon the type of change being proposed. Please consult the categories below to understand the type of process for the change you are making. UM System information about program changes click here
CIM Programs Resources
- UM Substantive Curricular Change Form
- CIM Programs Quick Guide
- CIM Programs Detailed User Guide
- Guide for Editing Program Requirements and Plan of Study
- Editing Toolbar for Program Requirements and Plan of Study
- Guide for CIM Programs Approval Notice