Undergraduate Curriculum Review

Minor modifications are vital to maintaining the currency of our existing programs and course offerings and informing the development of future academic initiatives. To facilitate this, regular curriculum assessment and renewal is essential.

Under the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) framework, minor modifications to existing offerings are managed by the Office of the Dean and go to the UTM Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) for final approval.

While minor modifications to existing undergraduate courses and programs come in many forms, they all require governance before they can be implemented.

Examples of Minor Modifications include:

  • Adding New Courses
  • Deleting Courses
  • Renaming Courses
  • Renumbering Courses
  • Reweighting Courses
  • Course Description Changes
  • Delivery/ Contact Hour Changes
  • Pre-requisite/ Co-Requisite/ Exclusion Changes

At UTM, these minor modifications are brought forward by the relevant Departmental Curriculum Committees for review by the appropriate Divisional Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences), and receive final approval by the UTM Academic Affairs Committee.



Each of the three Divisional Undergraduate Curriculum Committees (UG CC) will meet a minimum of three times per academic year. These meetings are typically held in February, May, and late-October/ early-November. Changes that have been recommended for approval from these meetings will proceed to the UTM Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) for final approval. Approved changes can be implemented beginning September of the next calendar year and will be reflected in the accompanying Academic Calendar (i.e. approved changes presented in February, May, and November 2021 can take effect beginning September 2022 and will appear in the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar).

Unit-level curriculum committees should meet as needed and appropriate for the requirements of their unit and programs, keeping in my mind divisional dates and deadlines.



Divisional Undergraduate Curriculum Committees are advisory committees of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean. The function of each committee is threefold:

  1. To receive and REVIEW proposals for minor modifications to existing undergraduate academic programs and courses under UTM authority;
  2. To ADVISE the Divisional Curriculum Committees Chair and Vice-Principal Academic & Dean on the content, quality, and feasibility of proposed curricular changes, ensuring consistency with UTM’s mission, policies, and educational goals; and
  3. To RECOMMEND proposed changes move forward for approval by the UTM Academic Affairs Committee (AAC), as appropriate.

Each Divisional Curriculum Committee meets a minimum of three times over the academic year (once per term).


Upcoming Meetings:

NOTE: The Agenda and Curriculum Proposal Report will be posted online with notice circulated electronically to all committee members a minimum of 2 days prior to the meeting date. It is recommended that Committee members download a copy of the report on the day of the meeting to ensure they have the most current version of the report.

Humanities Curriculum Committee

October 25, 2021, 10:00-1:00PM

View Agenda    

View Curriculum Proposal Report

Sciences Curriculum Committee

October 27, 2021, 1:00-4:00PM

View Agenda    

View Curriculum Proposal Report

Social Sciences Curriculum Committee

November 1, 2021, 1:00-4:00PM

View Agenda    

View Curriculum Proposal Report

View Past Meeting Dates & Documentation





For questions about the curriculum review process at UTM, contact:

Lori Innes

Program & Curriculum Assistant



Yen Du

Program & Curriculum Officer