The Faculty Senate reviews all matters pertaining to academic affairs at UMass Amherst. Below, you can find more information on various proposal types and workflows, as well as information on rules, requirements, and regulations that you may need to know about before submitting a proposal.


All proposals are now processed through UMass Amherst’s online Course and Curriculum Management System (CCMS). Login to submit materials to the Faculty Senate for approval or to review proposals assigned to you.

What Needs Approval through the Faculty Senate?

All new versions or revisions of the following entities must be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Senate before being implemented:

  • courses (whether permanent or experimental)
  • academic degree programs (majors)
  • organizational units
  • policies and recommendations
  • certificates
  • concentrations
  • minors
  • accelerated master’s programs
  • joint academic degree programs
  • dual master’s programs
  • international programs 

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