Curriculum Approval Process and Important Dates

Approval Process

All courses submitted for inclusion in the Liberal Arts Core must first be approved by the respective college's curriculum committee. Once approved, the packets should be submitted to Abby Pekar, LAC administrative specialist, for distribution to the LAC and the Core Curriculum Committees at least two weeks prior to the next LAC meeting (please see schedule of meetings for a list of dates).

Below you will find documents, information, and deadlines to help you with preparing your course curriculum packet for the LAC and State Guaranteed Pathways (gtP).


November 10, 2016: Deadline for courses to be submitted to LAC for review. Contact Abby Pekar with any LAC related questions.

December 31, 2016: Deadline for curriculum to be submitted to the Depository. All required approval signatures must be included (Chair/Director, Curriculum Committee Chair, & College Dean; if applicable, LAC Chair and/or PEC Chair). Check with your College Dean's office for college-specific deadlines.

Please visit our Curriculum page for additional information on submission dates and requirements.

Guaranteed Pathways (gtP)

Courses bearing the gtP designation have been approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) for inclusion in the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Program. These courses will automatically transfer to any Colorado public institution and continue to count toward general education or other graduation requirements for any liberal arts or science associate or bachelor's degree program, if the student receives a grade of "C-" or better. Statewide articulation agreements prescribe specific general education and degree requirements in the following professional degree programs; business, early childhood, elementary education, engineering, and nursing. Most of the other courses, not approved for the gtP designation, will also be accepted in transfer by other institutions, but they may not fulfill general education requirements.

For more information about ftP, please visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education

gtPathways Course Nomination Flow Chart

gtPathways Course Nomination Form