Academic Programs Committee (APC)

The Academic Programs Committee has jurisdiction over the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the AYSPS, including program policy, curricular modifications, and academic standards. It serves as the planning and research arm of the School with respect to matters pertaining to academic programs. See more at the School Bylaws.

Committee Members:

Cynthia Searcy – Chair (Dean’s Office/Public Management and Policy)
Angela Overton (Criminal Justice and Criminology)
Rusty Tchernis (Economics)
Janelle Kerlin (Public Management and Policy)
Robin Marie Hartinger-Saunders (School of Social Work)

Below are guidelines of the course/program modification process.

The process for submitting course adds, changes, and deactivating courses in the Andrew Young School are as follows:

  1. Courses to be added, changed, deactivated must be voted on and approved by the department before submission for approval to the AYS Academic Programs Committee (APC).
  2. Course changes that affect other departments or colleges should be approved and discussed with the Department Chair and the affected department or college must be notified prior to department approval.
  3. Designated department representative submits course modification on this form: https://aysps.wufoo.com/forms/course-revision-submission-form/
  4. The submission will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Assistance and forwarded to the APC for approval.
  5. Once approved by the APC, the submission will be presented for approval by the full faculty at the last faculty meetings held during the fall and spring semesters.
  6. Once approved by the AYS faculty, the submission will be implemented by OAA staff.

NOTE: Changes submitted this fall will not be effective until the next fall.

The process for submitting program changes must follow the requirements of the AYS and comply with university and Board of Regents regulations.The process to change program requirements is as follows:

  1. Program changes can only be submitted during the fall semester to ensure implementation for the subsequent catalog.
  2. Program change must be voted on and approved by the department before submission for approval to the AYS Academic Programs Committee (APC).
  3. Program changes that affect other departments or colleges should be approved and discussed with the Department Chair and the affected department or college must be notified prior to department approval.
  4. Designated department representative submits program modification on this form: https://aysps.wufoo.com/forms/program-change-submission/
  5. The submission must be in catalog copy format using Track Changes so the committee can clearly see what is being changed.
  6. The submission will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Assistance and forwarded to the APC for approval.
  7. Once approved by the APC, the submission will be presented for approval by the full faculty at the last faculty meetings held during the fall and spring semesters.
  8. Once approved by the AYS faculty, the submission will be implemented by OAA staff.

NOTE: Changes submitted this fall will not be effective until the next fall.

Adding or deactivating a new program, major, concentration or minor requires department, college, university (CAP) and Board of Regents approval. For comprehensive information, visit the Academic Program Guide website for comprehensive information http://senate.gsu.edu/ap-guide/. The process to add or deactivate a program, major, concentration or minor is as follows:

  1. Program additions/deactivations can only be submitted during the fall semester to ensure implementation or removal for the subsequent catalog.
  2. Program additions/deactivations must be voted on and approved by the department before submission for approval to the AYS Academic Programs Committee (APC).
  3. Program additions/deactivations that effect other departments or colleges should be approved and discussed with the Department Chair and the affected department or college must be notified prior to department approval.
  4. Designated department representative submits course modification on this form: https://aysps.wufoo.com/forms/program-change-submission/
  5. The attachment must be in the format required by the Committee on Academic Programs (CAP) and in catalog copy format using Track Changes so the committee can clearly see what is being changed and it is format ready for CAP and the BOR.  See process list website for instructions and formatting guidelines http://senate.gsu.edu/ap-guide/review-process-list/ 
  6. The submission will be reviewed by the Office of Academic Assistance and forwarded to the APC for approval.
  7. Once approved by the APC, the submission will be presented for approval by the full faculty at the last faculty meetings held during the fall and spring semesters.
  8. Once approved by the AYS faculty, the submission will sent, by the Dean’s Office, to the CAP committee for review and approval.
  9. Once approved by CAP, the submission will be sent to the Vice Provost of Academic Programs to be sent to the BOR for approval.be implemented by OAA staff.
  10. Once acknowledgement/approval has been made by the BOR, the Office of Academic Assistance will implement the submission.

NOTE: Changes submitted this fall will not be effective until the next fall.

Submission Dates:

  Fall – August 24-October 30
  Spring – January 11-April 1

For assistance, contact:

Matt Arp
Director, Office of Academic Assistance
marp1@gsu.edu
404-413-0024