Curriculum Revision Processes

The UNC System has published new forms to be used to propose new major programs.

  • The first submission to the UNC System is the Request for Preliminary Authorization
  • The second submission is the Request to Establish.
  • The Financial Planning worksheet accompanies the Request to Establish.
These forms are to be used only for requesting new majors that are reviewed by the Board of Governors. If you are proposing a concentration within a major or a certificate, please submit your requests through the CIM system.

Forms can be found under the "Program Forms" link in the left menu, then click on "Proposing New Degree Programs."


Typically, online courses (courses with 'O' classification) complete the QM and C-RAC form in the Curriculum Inventory Management system (CIM).

If a department plans for a campus (G) course for Spring 2021 but moves the course to 'Online' because of circumstances beyond its control, the department will not be required to complete the QM and C-RAC form. If that same course will continue to be taught online after Spring 2021, the department will have to comply with C-RAC and QM requirements.

Steps to request Online Delivery in CIM

This brief video walks through the CIM system steps needed to request Online Delivery for a course. There is no audio on this video.

UNC Greensboro utilizes Courseleaf (CIM), an online platform for course and program approvals.

All curricular proposals must be submitted through the CIM system.

All new program and course proposals and changes to current requirements and listings must be approved internally by the:
  • Department/Program Curriculum Committee
  • Department/Program Chair/Head
  • Academic Unit Curriculum Committee
  • Dean or Associate Dean (programs only)
  • University-level Curriculum Committee
  1. All proposals, with all required supporting documents, must be completed and submitted prior to the Curriculum submission deadline
  2. Online Course Approval Deadlines
  3. Retroactive approvals will not be granted.
  4. The University-level curriculum committees will make every effort to promptly review and provide feedback on submissions that meet the submission requirements.
Experimental Courses
Beginning Spring 2020, experimental course shells will be available for departments. These shells will be available for scheduling on October 1. Please see the Experimental Course Shell Guidelines for appropriate use.

  1. New programs and program revisions requiring external review may not be advertised until external approvals are received. This includes program title changes and discontinuations. Please work with the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning to follow communication protocols.
  2. Program revisions cannot be publicized to current or prospective students until approved by the University-level curriculum committees.

To obtain access to CourseLeaf, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Wyrick at or 334-5425.