The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions (SHP) 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 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 of Health Professions Curriculum Committee and the Dean of the School of Health Professions 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 of the School of Health Professions and the respective Program Director and primary faculty.
The Dean of the School of Health Professions will maintain original documentation of School of Health Professions Curriculum Committee minutes and academic changes and/or additions within the programs in the School of Health Professions. Additionally, copies of program- specific documentation will be held by the Program Director in the files of that particular program.
Membership of SHP Curriculum Committee
The School of Health Professions Curriculum Committee shall consist of the Dean of the School of Health Professions and at least one full-time faculty member from each of the eight programs in the School of Health Professions. The Dean will appoint the members to this committee based on recommendations from the School's faculty. Each committee member will serve a three-year term. The committee membership will elect a chairperson.