Programs & Curriculum

Approval of proposed new programs and the review of existing programs at the University of Toronto is governed by the Policy for Approval and Review of Academic Programs and Units. The University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) outlines the protocols for the assessment and approval of new programs, review of existing programs, modifications to existing programs, and closures of programs. The UTQAP was ratified by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (known as the Quality Council) on March 31, 2011. A revised version was approved in September 2012.

Tips and Guidelines

Call for Curriculum

2019-20 Curriculum Cycle Deadlines

Proposal Type Deadline

Undergraduate Major Modifications and Associated New Course Proposals

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Note: Major modification proposals must be submitted on the appropriate proposal template, in MS Word format, to the VP Dean's Office.

Undergraduate Minor Modifications, including:

  • Minor program changes;
  • New courses not associated with new programs and major modifications;
  • Course changes;
  • Course retirements/deletions.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Note: Undergraduate minor modifications must be submitted through the Curriculum Manager (CM) system.

Graduate Minor Modifications, including:

  • Minor modifications to existing programs;
  • New courses;
  • Changes to existing courses;
  • Course retirements/deletions.

Monday, January 7, 2019


  1. Graduate minor program modifications must be submitted on the appropriate template, in MS Word format, to the VP Dean's Office.
  2. All graduate course proposals (new, changes to existing, retirements) must be submitted through the Curriculum Manager (CM) system.


2019-20 Curriculum Change Proposal Templates

Proposal Templates (hyperlinked)

Minor modifications to an existing undergraduate program

Proposing a new undergraduate course

Proposing changes to an existing undergraduate course

Proposing the retirement/deletion of an undergraduate course

Proposing minor modifications to an existing graduate program

Proposing a new graduate course, or changes to an existing graduate course

For templates for all other types of proposal must be requested from the Academic Programs Officer - Annette Knott at or 416-208-4820, including the following:

  • Brand new programs - undergraduate or graduate, program closure - undergraduate or graduate, all types of major modifications (e.g., introducing a Freestanding Minor; introducing a new Major or Specialist where there is an existing Major or Specialist; adding or closing a formal stream in an existing program; major modifications to an existing program - undergraduate or graduate; introducing a new combined degree program; or introducing a new collaborative specialization), and introducing a new Minor where there is an existing Major or Specialist.