The School of Health Professions places primary responsibility for the quality and oversight of its educational programs with its program directors and primary faculty operating through the Curriculum Committee. At the program level, the program director is responsible for reviewing significant changes to current courses and determines the appropriate number of scholastic credit hours.
The program director initiates the approval process for substantive changes or additions by submitting the proposed new or revised changes to the Program Curriculum Committee. Upon approval by the Program Curriculum Committee, the requested changes are forwarded to the School of Health Professions Curriculum Committee. Significant changes or additions must receive written approval by the School's Curriculum Committee and the dean prior to implementation.
Documentation and consideration of approval of new degree programs must receive written final approval by the President of the University and The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The responsibility for obtaining this level of approval is the shared responsibility of the dean and the respective program director and primary faculty.
The chair of the School's Curriculum Committee will maintain original documentation of meeting minutes, academic changes and/or additions within the programs in the School. Additionally, copies of program-specific documentation will be held by the program director in the files of that program.
Membership of School's Curriculum Committee
The School's Curriculum Committee shall consist of the chair (non-voting member), the dean (an ex-officio member), a Student Affairs representative (ex-officio member) and at least one full-time faculty member from each of the School's acacemic programs. The dean will appoint the members to this committee based on recommendations from the School of Health Professions faculty.