Petition for Temporary Core Designation
Having completed three years of reviews and beginning a fourth, the CCOC has now established a regular process for continual review of all courses holding core designations in the UA Core Curriculum. Every program offering core designated courses will have its core courses reviewed by the CCOC, minimally, every five years to retain their core designations. At the time of their reviews by the CCOC, programs are encouraged to submit applications for new core designations for any of their existing courses. Such applications for new designations will be reviewed by the CCOC, along with those core courses due for renewal.
The CCOC does not review new courses (i.e., a course not already approved through CourseLeaf and existing in the Banner inventory), nor does it handle petitions for temporary core designations. Temporary core designations are considered on an ad hoc basis for individual courses, at the request of department heads or deans, in order to resolve student or departmental scheduling problems that may only be resolved by the immediate granting of the designation. If approved, these petitions are only granted temporary status. Any course granted a temporary core designation that is not submitted for review by the CCOC in the next regular review cycle will have the core designation automatically removed. All petitions for temporary core designation are handled by the Office of Academic Affairs.
To petition the Office of Academic Affairs to consider a course for a temporary core designation, the appropriate administrative head must follow this procedure:
Upon receipt of the petition, the Office of Academic Affairs will follow this procedure: