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Approval Process

Members of the Faculty Senate guide and approve any online courses through an established review. Throughout the step-by-step process, you may need to modify your academic proposal based on insight from committee reviewers. 

After your course proposal is developed, it'll be evaluated by faculty reviewers. This process, which can take anywhere for 30 days to several months based on complexity, is managed through the Office of the Provost using the Academic Proposals Program System (APPS). This secure, web-based submission and approval system facilitates the review process for adding or changing any University of South Carolina academic course.

Throughout the evaluation, your proposal may need to be adjusted or modified to secure committee or reviewer approval. We'll be there to assist you at every stage and help you move your plans forward toward a Faculty Senate vote.


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