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Calendar for Curricular Change

2008-2009 Curriculum Schedule

Spring 09: Pilot Courses
Fall 09: Pilot Courses
Changes to Existing Courses
Pilot to Permanent Courses
Program Changes
New Curriculum Proposals


Summary of key deadlines
10/3/08 Pilot Courses for Spring 09 (including J-Session 09)
2/13/09 Pilot Courses for Summer 09
Pilot to Permanent Proposals (Fall 09)
Changes to Existing Courses (Fall 09)
Changes to Program Requirements (Fall 09)
3/6/09 Pilot Courses for Fall 09

 

Pilot Courses for Spring 09 (including J-Session 09)

Elective pilot courses may be submitted for Spring or Fall terms; courses that are part of new curriculum or program changes may be submitted only in Spring for offering in Fall. (form)
Fall Semester Activities - for courses offered in Spring 09, including J-Session

10/3 (or earlier) Spring 09 and J-Session pilot courses proposed by Departmental Curriculum Committees to Associate Dean and School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 10/3

10/3 - 10/17 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean with recommendations.

10/17-27 Deans decide. Associate Deans review for overlap. Deans’ Semester Curricular Review.

10/20 Scheduling pauses for Spring 09. Departments make no changes to schedule for one week. (Week affords a full ten days for Deans’ deliberations).

10/27 Schedule posted for students for Spring 09, including J-Session. Departments may make final adjustments to schedule until 11/3.

11/3 Registration open for Spring 09, including J-Session

11/14 School curriculum committee reviews new curriculum (see schedule below).


Pilot Courses for Summer 09
and Fall 09

Spring Semester Activities -for courses offered in Spring 09, including J-Session

2/13 (or earlier) Summer 09 pilot courses proposed by Departmental Curriculum Committees deliver to Associate Dean and to members of School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 2/13. Note that this is also the deadline for Pilot-to-Permanent (see below).

2/13-27 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean with recommendations.

2/27-3/6 Deans decide. Associate Deans review for overlap.

3/2-4 Scheduling pauses for Summer 09. Departments make no changes to schedule for three days.

3/9 Schedule posted for students for Spring 09, including J-Session. Departments may make final adjustments to schedule until 3/13.

3/16 Registration open for Summer 09

3/6 (or earlier) Fall 09 pilot courses proposed by Departmental Curriculum Committees deliver to Associate Dean and to members of School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 3/6.

3/6-20 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean.

3/20-30 Deans decide. Associate Deans review for overlap. Deans’ Semester Curricular Review

3/23 Scheduling pauses for Fall 09. Departments make no changes to schedule for one week. (note: Spring Break begins 3/23: faculty away but staff available.)

3/30 Schedule posted for students for Fall 09. Departments may make final adjustments to schedule until 4/3.

4/6 Registration open for Fall 09.


Pilot to Permanent and Changes to Existing Courses

Pilot Courses are eligible for conversion to permanent status after two semesters of classroom experience, and must be reviewed for permanent status within three years of the original pilot proposal approval. These may be submitted only in Spring for offering in Fall.
Changes to existing (non-pilot courses) – titles, pre-reqs, descriptions, course number, credits – and

Changes to Program Requirements – majors, minors, concentrations.

2/13 (or earlier) Departmental Curriculum Committees submits proposals to Associate Dean and to members of School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 2/13.

2/13-27 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean with recommendations.

2/23-3/30 Associate Deans review for overlap. School Dean approves for permanent status.

4/1 Program Requirements delivered for sub-audit.

no later than 4/15 Reported to Academic Affairs as Point of Information.


New Curriculum

Majors, Minors, Certificate and Degree Programs are considered in the Fall Semester, to begin their “Year Zero” in the following academic year.

10/20 (or earlier) Departmental Curriculum Committee prepares academic program proposal with budget. Associate Dean facilitates development of proposal packet materials. Deadline is Oct. 20.

11/12 School Curriculum Committee reviews for overlap and recommends academic proposal with budget.

12/5 Proposal sent to Academic Affairs and Budget and Priorities for review. Both committees recommend to College Council as soon as possible and prudent.

a.s.a.p. College Council reviews and recommends, with Provost's approval.

a.s.a.p President approves or rejects.