CAPS Manual
Curriculum Approval Procedures Manual

Courses and Programs
Indiana State University

The Curriculum Approval Procedures (CAPS) Manual describes policies and procedures to develop or modify academic programs and courses.


Proposals must be submitted in hard copy and electronically as email attachment. The electronic version must be formatted in:


·      Word with pages with signatures scanned and inserted as a picture OR

·      PDF saved as text and image. (Do NOT send PDF just saved as an image, as this makes is impossible to copy and paste.)




·      Curriculum forms are also used to create Academic Notes and the undergraduate and graduate catalogs

·      Information must able to be copied and pasted into other documents

·      Paper copy is used for records and for signatures 


Course Proposal Packet
Program Proposal Packet
Routine Editorial Course Changes Form

Table1: Program Approval Process
Table 2: Sample Timeline for Program Proposals
Table 3: Course Approval Process
Table 4: Sample Timeline for Course Proposals

CAPS Revised 2013 Manual
PDF version of the entire document

For assistance with curriculum proposals, please contact your appropriate associate dean.