Departmental Deadlines for Course Proposals
Course proposals for the next academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) should be submitted to email@example.com by October 1 the previous year. For example courses offered in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020 were submitted by October 1, 2018.
If your course is a new course, you will need to submit a course proposal form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details re: online submission.
Proposal should include:
- tentative syllabus,
- reading list,
- sample assignments
- grading rubric.
- Total participation points should not be more than 15% of the class grade.
- Classes showing films should schedule a separate screening time in addition to the three hours per week that class meets.
If you plan to cross-list your course with another department, you will also need to submit the Proposal for Cross-Listing Courses in Arts & Sciences. Cross-Listing Form
If the course is considered as a requirement for your program’s major or minor, it can be considered for a new General Education Distribution Area(s). To do so, follow the General Education process for new Arts & Sciences courses and fill out the appropriate form (under Distribution Requirement). File along with the Course Proposal.
If your course is a current course that is being revised, you will need to submit a course revision form. Contact Casey and she will send you form for specified course.
In the case of a new or existing course, forms to nomination a course toward a Gen Ed Diversity component can be found at General Education process for new Arts & Sciences courses, (under Diversity Requirement). These can be filed separately, and are review on a rolling basis by the college Curriculum Committee.
Course submissions will require approval by a department committee and the chair, then the dean.
It generally takes a minimum of 5 months for course additions and updates to be processed in the system.
Courses need to be finalized before students have access to their shopping carts to view course options for the upcoming semester.
The summer bulletin is distributed in January, so any courses that will be offered in summer need to be approved and on the schedule by early December.
Students have access to view their shopping cart for fall courses in mid-March, and start registering for fall classes in late March/early April. Courses that will be offered in fall need to be approved and on the schedule by late February/early March.
Students have access to view their shopping cart for spring courses in mid-October and start to register in late October, so any courses that will be offered in spring need to be approved and on the schedule by early October.