TRUCK Instructions
TRUCK Letter of Intent Form

Dear Colleagues:

The University Senate Curricula and Courses Committee approved an expedited process for numerous similar, small course revisions in support of a unit’s curricular changes. The process involves using a form, Temporary Relief for Untying Curricular Knots: Bulk Minor Curricular Action Request Form (TRUCK), that is meant to provide temporary relief to the CAR system for bulk changes to a curriculum. Please note that:

  • The TRUCK cannot be used to propose new courses, only course revisions.
  • “Numerous” is defined here as 5 or more. If you are revising fewer than 5 courses, use the Curricular Action Request form for each course.
  • “Similar” is defined here as following a pattern that makes it clear the slate of changes are conceptually connected.  (Examples: The same prerequisite is added to multiple courses, or a minor word swap is made in the course title or description, such as swapping the word “global” for “international.”)
  • “Small” is defined here as largely editorial or cosmetic changes that do NOT significantly change a course’s name, content, level, number of credits, or general education components. (See acceptable examples in the previous bullet.) Any changes that fundamentally alter any of these five components of a course must use the traditional Curricular Action Request form.
  • The committee that reviews these requests has the final say in whether or not the proposed changes are sufficiently “similar” and “small” to warrant the use of a TRUCK.
  • This is “temporary” since CourseLeaf, a new curricular management system, will be implemented within the next two years by the registrar’s office. TRUCK will sunset when Courseleaf is officially fully implemented.

The TRUCK form has been developed with consultation from several bodies in the curricular process, and we have been in close consultation with the Registrar’s Office about potential unintended consequences of using this process. Above are the TRUCK Instructions document that provides further information, a letter of intent form, and the actual TRUCK form.

Please note that the approval to use the TRUCK form is also dependent on curriculum committee and Registrar’s Office capacity. Changes requested via this method may not be implemented right away, so please plan accordingly.

We will keep a close eye on how this process works, and will be revising the forms or instructions based on any lessons learned. Please do not hesitate to contact Karen McDermott ( with any questions or concerns you might have.