Course Proposal - Roles (Proposer, Approver, Watcher)
There are three roles:
- Proposer: Initiates the course proposal. Proposers are encouraged to attend training to learn details of proposing a course.
- Approver: Has the authority to approve a course proposal on behalf of the faculty in the department, program, school or college. Approvers are listed in the course proposal directory.
- The department chair or program director is the primary approver for the respective department or program in keeping with the duties of the chair as outlined in Faculty Policies and Procedures 5.31.
- The dean is the primary approver for the school or college.
- Department chairs, program directors and deans have also designated a small number of trusted colleagues who can approve courses on their behalf.
- Watcher: Departments, programs, schools and colleges can designate an individual to edit a course proposal; this person is known as a watcher. Watchers have the same access to proposals as approvers, but they do not have approval authority.
Note that watcher status can be granted at the subject or school/college level only; watchers cannot be added for only a particular course. Thus, the watcher has the ability to edit any proposal for that subject (or school/college), although it is expected that watchers will only edit the proposals that relate to them. Also, watchers will receive email messages related to all course proposals for that subject (or school/college).To change or add approvers or watchers, fill out a change request form.