Curriculum Planning & Review

Curriculum Planning & Management

The following information has been created to help guide departments and programs through the process of curriculum planning, management and submission for review by the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP).

2024-2025 Curriculum Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

This includes:

  • New Course Proposals
  • Changes to Course Definitions
  • Changes to Catalog Content (Introduction, Majors, Minors)
  • Removing from the Catalog (inactivating) courses no longer being offered
  • Adding back to the Catalog (re-activating) courses that are once again being offered
  • Department / Program Summary of Curriculum Changes

On or before the deadline, all curriculum changes should be submitted to the Registrar to be prepared for review by CCAP. The resources linked below are designed to guide departments and programs through the curriculum submission process.

Documentation & Resources


If you need assistance with any aspect of this process please contact the Registrar’s Office at x2394 or e-mail

Curriculum Review Process

The Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) is responsible for reviewing the curriculum and academic policies at Wellesley College.

Each year the curriculum of every department and program is reviewed. Initially the curriculum and any changes proposed for the upcoming academic year, are reviewed by the department/program and a CCAP member designated as a liaison to the department/program. The CCAP liaison then presents the department/program's curriculum to the entire committe. CCAP discusses the department/program comprehensively, including all new course proposals. The CCAP approved curriculum is then presented by the committee to the Academic Council for motion and vote.