L&S Curricular Deadlines for Course and Program Changes

Please consult the information below for deadlines to change courses, add courses or change program requirements.

Lumen Course proposal deadlines

New courses can be added at any time. However, if you follow the deadlines below, it will be available to use before the schedule is released.

Spring 2020 course change deadlines: deadlines have passed.
Summer 2020 course changes deadlines: by early October, 2019 (recommended); by 8 am, November 18 (final)  
Fall 2020 course change deadlines: by mid-December, 2020 (recommended); by 8 am February 3, 2020 (final)
Spring 2021 course change deadlines: by early March (recommended; UCC doesn't meet in the summer); final deadline TBD. Typically late August.
  • Note: Proposals will miss final deadlines if submitted with syllabus missing any required syllabus components or if any revisions are required before L&S CC review.
  • Note: Recommended deadlines build in time for revisions, including adding missing components to the syllabus.  They also include time for other required department or committee approvals (cross-listed department review, general education review, etc) or to address  questions. You will be notified if revisions to the syllabus or proposal are needed. The recommended deadlines assume you will address feedback within several days.
Departments must use Lumen Courses to submit course proposals, and must upload a syllabus with all syllabus components required by campus.

Lumen Programs deadlines proposals for changes to undergraduate programs

Spring 2020 program change deadlines (mid-cycle updates). Deadlines have passed.
Fall 2020 program change deadlines: November 29, 2020.
Departments must use Lumen Programs to submit program change proposals. Please consult Propose changes to L&S program requirements (Major, Named Option, Certificate, Graduate Minor) for more information.

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:
 (by 8 am, Mondays)
September 10, 2019 (orientation meeting)     Sept 2, 2019
"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Spring 2020. New courses can be approved after this deadline but see NOTES above. 
 September 24, 2019 Sept 16, 2019
 October 8, 2019Sept 29, 2019 

 October 22, 2019 Oct 14, 2019

 November 11, 2019 Nov 4, 2019

 November 26, 2019 Nov 18, 2019"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Summer 2020. 
 December 10, 2019 Dec 2, 2019We recommend you submit course proposals to be effective Fall 2020 by this date.
 January 21, 2020 Jan 13, 2020

 February 11, 2020 Feb 3, 2020"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Fall 2020. New courses can be approved after this deadline but see NOTES above.
 February 25, 2020 Feb 17, 2020The L&S Curriculum Committee will meet jointly with the CALS Curriculum Committee.

 March 11, 2020 Mar 3, 2020

 March 25, 2020 Mar 17, 2020 We recommend you submit course proposals to be effective Spring 2021 by this date.

 April 8, 2020  Mar 30, 2020  
April 22, 2020 April 14, 2020

May 13, 2020 May 5, 2020The University Curriculum Committee doesn't meet during the summer; courses approved during this meeting or later will reviewed by UCC in the fall.

Contact Information

Kimbrin Cornelius, at kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu

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Owner:Kimbrin C.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
Created:2011-08-26 08:50 CSTUpdated:2019-12-03 15:55 CST
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