Course Approval Process

1. All proposals for the middle 12 hours for the Minor in ACT must be submitted to the ACT Steering Committee electronically. Please email materials to the Noel Studio at

2. Proposals must include the following:

  • A completed and correct curriculum change form for the course
  • A sample syllabus for the course that clearly reflects the minor's SLOs
  • A cover letter of no more than one page providing a rationale for aligning this course with the minor and explanation of how the domain-specific nature of ACT will be explored.

3. Please follow the rubric below for proposing courses for the middle block (non-CRE) courses.


Rubric Checklist for Middle Block (non-CRE) Courses

OVERVIEW:  All courses submitted for approval in the middle block should be sent to  Proposals may be re-imaginations of current courses or completely new courses. Please indicate in the proposal whether the course is new, a re-imagining, or a one-time special topics course.  All courses must be submitted with the necessary approvals (e.g., sub-discipline, department, college) already secured. If you would like help in preparing your course, please contact Russell Carpenter.

Rubric Checklist(to be used by both submitter and the Minor in ACT Advisory Committee)

_____  course proposal demonstrates intentional instruction in Applied Creative Thinking through the use of ACT vocabulary, concepts, and strategies throughout the semester

_____  course proposal demonstrates ample opportunities for metacognition on the students’ part (as opposed to something merely added on a single point in the semester)

_____ course proposal incorporates at least one Student Learning Outcome (SLO) from ACT SLOs

_____ course proposal specifies a project in which students demonstrate the ability to meld domain-general concepts and strategies with the proposed course’s specific domain in order to create something (e.g., a product, a process) that is both novel and useful

_____ course proposal includes a CAA-accepted Curriculum Change Form (

_____ course proposal includes a course syllabus.