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Course Approval Process

The University is using the new Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM).  The Reviews of Graduate Level Courses chart outlines the GFS process for course approvals. See the link below for the CIM system. Graduate-level courses must be taught by a member of the Graduate Faculty (University of Missouri Graduate Faculty and Board of Curators 1921).
CourseLeaf Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) System

Use this link to access the new Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system where you can submit “Propose New Course” or “Edit Course”. When you click on the link above, you will be directed to log in using your MU username and password. If you have questions contact .  More details are provided on the Registrar’s website.

For a deleted or modified course, the GFS will also be using the Curriculum Inventory System (CIM) referred to above.  These types of changes do not require approval of the entire senate.

Topics Courses

Topics courses (only) may be submitted to the Registrar’s office without prior approval by the Graduate Faculty Senate.  The Senate urges that programs and departments teach courses only up to five times prior to seeking permanent course status.

For topics courses at the graduate level, please email  to submit specific topic title. If the course is cross-leveled (4000-level/7000-level) you will still need to complete an Undergraduate Proposed Topics Form for the undergraduate portion.

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At its February 2011 meeting, the Graduate Faculty Senate reviewed the university’s existing policies on Topics courses at the graduate level. Debated were both the theory and practice of requiring specific topics course proposals and attempting to monitor their offerings so that they could only be offered twice before being put forward for permanent course status. The senate decided no longer to exercise formal control over the topics courses that graduate programs propose. Topics courses may be submitted to the Registrar’s office without prior approval by the Graduate Faculty Senate. The Senate urges that programs and departments teach courses only up to five times prior to seeking permanent course status.