1. K-State home
  2. »Curriculog
  3. »ccap


Course and Curriculum Approval

A proposal is necessary for course and curriculum changes. These proposals are submitted via Curriculog, the automated course/curriculum software currently used by K-State. Curriculog automates the workflow based on the type of proposal being submitted. At any stage during the approval process, a reviewing body can refer the proposal back to the previous reviewing body, and/or may consult with the originating department contact person.  The chain of approval for the various types of proposals is described in the Approval, Routing, and Notification Policies document below.

Course and Curriculum Deadlines: 


Catalog Deadlines: 


Prior Processes & Documentation:

please see the Archived Course/Curriculum documentation.

Additional Resources:

Office of the Registrar - Academic Technology

Credit Hour Definition & Implementation

Course Component Types

Online Program/Plan(s) & Codes:

Online Program Template (excel)


"Distance education program": Certificate or degree programs in which 67% or more of the required courses may be taken as distance-education (distance delivered) courses.

"Distance education course: Courses in which at least 75% of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other.

University Handbook 

Instruction Documents:
DocumentDescriptionLast Update

ARN Manual - PDF

ARN Manual - Word Docx

The Approval, Routing, and Notification Policies (ARN) for Course and Curriculum Processes describe the procedures that must be followed for all matters relating to modifications in courses, academic plans, and degree programs. 

  • This includes adding and discontinuing courses and degree programs as well as discusses the process for each type of proposal.  
  • Proposals are submitted via Curriculog, the automated course and curriculum software used by K-State.
Effective for Fall 2020
Decision tree - Word DocxThis document helps a person decide which process to use for a course or curriculum change.August 2020



Be sure to save your completed form for use throughout the approval process. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate person in your college's dean's office for instruction on the submission of the forms.

Document  DescriptionLast Update
Interdisciplinary Program Concept Paper TemplatePDFWord DocThis form must be used in preparing a new interdisciplinary program concept paper for presentation to the dean's council.January 2017
New Degree Program Proposal FormWord Doc

This form must be used when proposing a new degree program. 

Refer to the KBOR New Program Approval Website for additional information

June 2019
Guidance for Completing the KBOR New Program Proposal - PDFPDFWord DocThis word document provides guidance to assist departments and colleges on how to prepare the KBOR proposal for a new program.September 2020