• Statement of Intent for 2022-2023

    Phoenix Union Colleagues, 

    The Statement of Intent (SOI) process is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. The SOI process is used to propose course additions/changes to the PXU course catalog. 

    • Please note: the 2022-2023 submission deadline is September 2nd, 2022.   


    Please note the SOI application opens on August 1st, 2022 and the submission deadline is September 2nd, 2022.    


    Statement of Intent Committee

    The Statement of Intent (SOI) application is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. The SOI process is used to propose course additions/changes to the PXU course catalog. The Statement of Intent Committee will meet this fall to review new course submissions, revisions, name changes, or deletions.  Criteria for evaluation will include how the proposed additions, changes, and/or deletions will:  

    • Affect current courses/programs already approved in the course catalog
    • Crosswalk to the Student-Teacher Course Connection interface required by ADE
    • Align to state standards
    • Create opportunities for college enrollment
    • Meet approval or acceptance guidelines by the Arizona Board of Regents  

    Updates in the Process

    The Teaching and Learning Division is pleased to announce the new procedures for the statement of intent process.  The SOI application window will be open from August 1st to September 2nd, 2022. In addition to extended time, the Student Learning Department will offer layered supports by including a pre-recorded webinar on the application process, coaching by a content specialist and post submission feedback. 

    Campus Committee

    When a course request is initiated at a campus, the initiator of the course will need to work directly with the campus administration, CTA Unit Chair and Campus Committee to present the course and have a review at the campus level.  Please reference Proc. 2-5 for information on the SOI process. It is also highly recommended that you inform your campus principal that you are interested in submitting a proposal and learn about your campus procedures for SOI review and the completion of the verification form. To be considered a complete proposal, the initiator must complete the Proposal and Verification Form. The signed Verification Form will be scanned and shared using a OneDrive link and is required for all submissions.  


    Verification Form

    To be considered a complete proposal, the initiator must complete the Microsoft o365 Proposal Form and Verification Form. The signed Verification Form will be uploaded as an attachment as part of the application and is required for all submissions. Please find all necessary documents and links below. 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the SOI process, please reach out to your school leadership or the Office of Student Learning at 602-764-1324.

    Professional Language, Proc. 2-5


    1. Prior to implementation of a new course or course title change, a written proposal shall be submitted to the Statements of Intent Committee as part of the curriculum development process and shall include the following information:
      1. Purpose.
      2. Goals and Indicators.
      3. Delineation of the staff needed to include:
        • The number of teachers needed
        • The department from which each teacher shall be assigned
    2. Any additional qualifications/certification required.
      1. The number of released periods, if any, requested for the Program Manager or others within the program and why the release periods are needed.
      2. Suggestions made by the Campus Committee regarding approval of, or modifications to be the written proposal, if the proposal is initiated at the campus level.
      3. The analysis of new courses shall include the impact of such courses on facilities, personnel, equipment, budget, and existing programs before such courses are approved.
    3. When a new course is contemplated for implantation on a campus or campuses, consideration shall be given to its impact on each campus as outlined in B. The curriculum and methods of course evaluation shall be detailed, with the course subject to approval by the appropriate District personnel.
    4. Courses which have been approved through the Statements of Intent process and adopted by the Governing Board shall be evaluated following their initial year of implementation and a report submitted to the Statements of Intent Committee. The committee will recommend continuation, modification, elimination, or adoption as part of the regular program of study to the the Chief Achievement Officer. 


    SOI Verification Form

    PXU Statement of Intent Proposal 2023-2024 Form  

    Honors Guidelines


    SOI Process and Application Overview Video 

    Please click the link below to watch a video for helpful information about the SOI application process and tips for a successful submission. 

    SOI  Process and Application Overview Video