College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences

Course Approval Process:

Submit all materials a minimum of three weeks prior to the first class. Full-time faculty at Winthrop University review all courses submitted as WPDC offerings. It is important to allow sufficient time for this review. All syllabi must meet the guidelines for Professional Development Courses established by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and SACS. In some cases, syllabi may be returned for clarification. Instructors must have a minimum of a master's degree. If the instructor does not have a terminal degree (PhD, EdD, MFA), additional information will be needed on the instructor's qualifications. Paperwork is not started until all requirements are met and the course has been approved. Approval will not be given for courses that do not follow this process. Course approval cannot be given for paperwork submitted after a class has already started.

The following items must be submitted for course approval:

  • Course syllabi
  • A current vita (resume) for the course instructor
  • Official transcript for highest degree of course instructor (This applies if we do not have an official transcript on file.)
  • Completed Instructor Information Form, Parts I, II, and III

All of the above information should be sent to:

Lisa Harris
Richard W. Riley College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences
111 Withers Bldg.
Rock Hill, SC 29733