New Course Approval


The administration will ensure that proposed new credit hour courses have been subjected to an institutional qualitative review process prior to the course being certified for addition to the college’s master course list. The procedure will comply with current requirements of the Kansas Board of Regents.

The college’s qualitative review process for new courses will include:

1. Course must meet the intent of K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 71-601 and 71-1802 in respect to level of instruction.

2. The amount of credit assigned to each course is appropriate for the skills, knowledge and competencies included therein.

3. Faculty in the discipline or technical field have either initiated the course proposal or have been meaningfully involved in its review and recommendation for approval.

4. Learning outcomes and appropriate assessment methods are clearly defined in the course outline, syllabus, and/or competencies identified.

5. Facilities, equipment, and other learning resources are adequate to support the expected learning outcomes of the course.

6. A college “Instructional Council” or equivalent group composed of faculty and administration has reviewed the course proposal.

7. Annually, the college president, or designee, will provide verification that the institution complies with the above criteria relating to the qualitative review process for new course approval.

_X_ Revision Date: 07-28-2021, 01-17-2017

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Review Date: 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Revision Date: 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021