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New or Revised Course Proposals

New Courses

Any new courses must first be approved by the department or program offering the course. The course proposal form should submitted to the Associate Dean that oversees enrollment management (Kathrin Bower) by the deadlines listed below.

 

New Course Proposal Approval Timeline for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

August 26: Classes begin

September 5: New course proposals due in Dean’s Office

September 17: Deadline for Academic Council approval of new courses to be offered in spring 2020.

September 27: Deadline for A & S Faculty approval of new courses to be offered in spring 2020.

October 14: Spring 2020 course schedule available to students

October 21: Advising begins

October 29: Registration begins


Spring 2020

January 9: New course proposals due in Dean’s Office

January 13: Classes begin

January 21: Deadline for Academic Council approval of new coursesto be offered in fall 2020.

February 21: Deadline for A & S Faculty approval of new courses to be offered in the fall 2020 semester.

March 23: Fall 2020 course schedule available to students

March 30: Advising begins

April 6: Registration begins

Note: Information on proposing General Education courses can be found here

Changes to departmental or program curricula, or new major/minor proposals must be approved by the A&S faculty by February 21, 2020 in order to go into effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Revised Courses

Any change in subject, number, title, and credit hours constitutes a revised course because these four items appear on a student’s transcript. (A reminder about course numbering: every effort is made not to re-use course numbers for at least five years. The Registrar's Office can serve as a resource for numbering taxonomy). The revised course proposal for such changes does not require sign-offs, but does need Academic Council approval. These forms can be submitted using the link above. Changes in title or number do not require sign-offs, but they do require submission to Academic Council and can also use the link above.

Because it is assumed that course descriptions naturally change over time to reflect changes in the field, it is not necessary to submit a revised course proposal to Academic Council. Nor is it necessary to submit a change in prerequisites for a course. Changes in course description and prerequisites can be sent directly to the Registrar for entry in the system and the catalog.

Revised Course Submission Form

Name of faculty member proposing course:

Department/Program course will be offered in:

Course Code (e.g., ARTH; PLSC):

Course title:

Proposed or existing course number:

Course credits (i.e., units):

Justification for proposed unit value (e.g., "Students will attend lecture and lab for 6 hours each week with 5 hours of assigned work outside of class")

Effective Term:

Approved by department? Yes No

Updated course description (for catalogue):