Request to offer an online or hybrid undergraduate course during the academic year; list of approved courses

Departments must request approval to schedule undergraduate course section in an online or hybrid format, the procedure is below.

Deadlines & Resources

Friday, January 7th, 2022: Deadline for L&S departments must submit requests to teach Fall 2022 undergraduate class sections as online or hybrid. Please note: no review is required to offer summer courses online, or to offer graduate courses online.

How to Submit a Request

To request permission to offer an undergraduate class section as online or hybrid during the fall/spring semester, departments must:

(1) Gather proposal materials:
(2) The chair/director must submit the materials and request, with their department's recommendation for the course to be taught online or hybrid, to L&S Teaching & Learning Administration, c/o Zach McLeod (

Special Notes:
  • Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) online courses shared with BTAA institutions will receive expedited review; contact Zach McLeod for additional information.
  • Given the variable nature of topics courses, they cannot be permanently approved to be offered online. However, departments may request permission to teach any individual topic title online through this process. Approval will be specific to the term and topic title.
  • Summer online courses and graduate online courses don't need approval, per the L&S Policy on Offering Undergraduate Class Sections with Online or Hybrid Modality.

Review of proposals

**UPDATE for Spring 2022 requests: Given the need for a very short review turnaround, L&S Curriculum Committee review will not be required. Requests will be administratively reviewed and approved by L&S Teaching & Learning.

As is practice for current course proposals, requests to offer courses online will be administratively reviewed before they are forwarded to the L&S Curriculum Committee. In this case, administrative review will include LSS staff and have the additional focus of:
  • Whether the student enrollments are likely to include first and second year students
  • If students are required to take the online version to complete a requirement
  • Review of the instructional design of the course, to ensure it is aligned with current practices in online education 
The L&S Curriculum Committee will review proposals as they would any other course change or new course proposal, with the additional consideration of the quality of the online instructional design, justification for offering an online version during the academic year, and potential impact on the freshman/sophomore student experience.

Generally speaking, an approval to offer a course online rolls forward automatically each semester. However, if a course’s content, design, enrollment or audience changes substantially, or if an issue is identified through regular L&S Admin monitoring, the L&S Curriculum Committee may require another review.

For additional questions, please contact Shirin Malekpour, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning (L&S) at

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Created:2019-10-15 15:41 CDTUpdated:2022-06-02 13:44 CDT
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