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Calendar for Curricular Change

2009-2010 Curriculum Schedule

Spring 10: Pilot Courses
Fall 10: Pilot Courses
Changes to Existing Courses
Pilot to Permanent Courses
Program Changes
New Curriculum Proposals


Summary of key deadlines
10/2/10 Pilot Courses for Spring '10 (including J-Session '10)
2/12/10 Pilot Courses for Summer 10
Pilot to Permanent Proposals (Fall '10)
Changes to Existing Courses (Fall '10)
Changes to Program Requirements (Fall '10)
3/5/10 Pilot Courses for Fall '10

 

Pilot Courses for Spring '10
(including J-Session '10)

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 '10, including J-Session

10/2 (or earlier) Spring '10 and J-Session pilot courses proposed by Departmental Curriculum Committees to Associate Dean and School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 10/2

10/2 - 10/16 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean with recommendations.

10/16-26 Deans decide. Associate Deans review for overlap. Deans’ Semester Curricular Review.

11/2 Schedule posted for students for Spring '10, including J-Session. Departments may make final adjustments to schedule until 11/8.

11/9 Registration open for Spring '10, including J-Session

11/13 School curriculum committee reviews new curriculum (see schedule below).


Pilot Courses for Summer '10 and Fall '10

Spring Semester Activities -for courses offered in Spring '10, including J-Session

2/12 (or earlier) Summer '10 pilot courses proposed by Departmental Curriculum Committees deliver to Associate Dean and to members of School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 2/12. Note that this is also the deadline for Pilot-to-Permanent (see below).

2/12-26 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean with recommendations.

2/26-3/5 Deans decide. Associate Deans review for overlap.

3/8 Schedule posted for students for Spring '10, including J-Session. Departments may make final adjustments to schedule until 3/12.

3/15 Registration open for Summer '10

3/5 (or earlier) Fall '10 pilot courses proposed by Departmental Curriculum Committees deliver to Associate Dean and to members of School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 3/5.

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

3/15-29 Deans decide. Associate Deans review for overlap. Deans’ Semester Curricular Review

3/29 Schedule posted for students for Fall '10. Departments may make final adjustments to schedule until 4/2.

4/5 Registration open for Fall '10.


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, learning/performance outcomes, course number, credits – and
Changes to Program Requirements – majors, minors, concentrations.

2/12 (or earlier) Departmental Curriculum Committees submits proposals to Associate Dean and to members of School Curriculum Committee for progressive review. Deadline is 2/12.

2/12-26 School Curriculum Committee reviews and requests changes if appropriate from departments; delivers proposals under review to Dean with recommendations.

2/22-3/29 Associate Deans review for overlap. School Dean approves for permanent status.

4/1/annually Program Requirements delivered for sub-audit.

4/15/annually Reported to Academic Affairs as Point of Information.


New Curriculum

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

10/15 (or earlier) Departmental Curriculum Committee prepares academic program proposal with budget. Associate Dean facilitates development of proposal packet materials. Deadline is Oct. 15.

11/15 School Curriculum Committee reviews for overlap and recommends academic proposal with budget.

12/1-12/8 Proposal sent to early December meetings of Academic Affairs and Budget and Priorities for review. Both committees recommend to College Council as soon as possible and prudent.

Feb/March College Council reviews and recommends, with Provost's approval.

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