This process begins by submitting a Graduate Microcredential Create proposal through Curriculog. The following documents should be uploaded to the proposal within Curriculog:
- Two (2) letters of support that verify the appropriate faculty approvals, need for the program, and existence of necessary resources:
- Chair/Director of the academic unit that will offer the microcredential
- Academic Dean
Once a Graduate Microcredential Create proposal is received, the Graduate College will complete a technical review of the documents to ensure that it conforms to all relevant policies and guidelines (for example, a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 11 graduate credits). The proposal will then automatically route to the appropriate department/school and college for sequential approval.
When the new microcredential has been approved by the department and college as specified by the unit bylaws, the proposal will be added to the upcoming GPC agenda. The contact person for the new microcredential program will be notified when the agenda is available. The person proposing the new microcredential or his/her proxy must attend the meeting to answer questions. If approved, it is recommended to the Graduate College Dean and the Provost's Office for final review and implementation. No Board of Regents review or approval is necessary for programs under 30 credit hours.
All microcredential must appear in the UNLV Degrees Directory. Microcredential must have a minimum of 2 current, representative syllabi. A handbook is not required. To submit information for an approved program, please visit the update form of the Degrees Directory.
To submit information for an approved program, please visit the update form of the Degrees Directory or email GradCurriculum@unlv.edu.
Changes to Microcredential Programs
Once a program change proposal is received, the Graduate College will complete a technical review of the request to ensure that it conforms to all relevant policies and guidelines. The program change proposal will then automatically route to the appropriate department and unit for approval.
Once the catalog and microcredential changes have been approved by the department as specified by the unit bylaws, the proposal will be added to the next GPC agenda. The contact person for the proposed change will be notified when the agenda is available. The person proposing the change or his/her proxy must attend the GPC meeting to answer committee questions.
Changes must be approved by the Graduate Programs Committee (GPC) no later than the April meeting to be included in the new Graduate Catalog published each summer. Please note that the Graduate Catalog is the document of record for all UNLV graduate credit-bearing microcredentials. Any changes to a microcredentials, including admission requirements, program requirements, and mode of delivery are required to be submitted as program change proposals in Curriculog.