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L&S Curricular Deadlines for Course and Program Changes

Submitting proposals
Program Changes:
Please consult Changes to L&S Program Requirements (Major, Named Option, Certificate, Graduate Minor) to determine whether the program changes you are submitting are considered 'substantial.'  Substantial program must be approved by the L&S Curriculum Committee. Substantial changes are typically approved for Fall semesters only, to align with the beginning of the academic year. Spring and Summer changes are typically limited to adding courses and corrections.

Deadlines:

 Type
Spring 2019 Effective Date
 Summer 2019 Effective Date
Fall 2018 Effective Date
Course proposals
Sept 17, 2018 Deadline
  • All department approvals must be indicated by the deadline
  • Proposals with incomplete syllabus (see syllabus policy) may not meet the deadline
  • Submit proposals 2-3 weeks earlier if you are requesting general education designation
  • New courses can be added at any time. Use the course change deadline to ensure it can be scheduled before registration.
Nov 19, 2018 Deadline
  • All department approvals must be indicated by the deadline
  • Proposals with incomplete syllabus (see syllabus policy) may not meet the deadline
  • Submit proposals 2-3 weeks earlier if you are requesting general education designation
  • New courses can be added at any time. Use the course change deadline to ensure it can be scheduled before registration.
Feb 18, 2018         
  • All department approvals must be indicated by the deadline
  • Proposals with incomplete syllabus (see syllabus policy) may not meet the deadline
  • Submit proposals 2-3 weeks earlier if you are requesting general education designation
  • New courses can be added at any time. Use the course change deadline to ensure it can be scheduled before registration.
Program change: Minor updates and corrections
Sept 24-October 5, 2018: Updates must be submitted and approved by departments during this window. Summer changes are rarely approved by L&S. Contact Kimbrin Cornelius for further discussion.(kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu)  December 3: Departments must approve update in Lumen by this date.                                         
Program change: "Substantial"
Substantial program changes nearly always have Fall implementation dates. Contact Kimbrin Cornelius for further discussion.(kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu) Substantial program changes nearly always have Fall implementation dates. Contact Kimbrin Cornelius for further discussion.(kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu)   
December 3: Departments must approve update in Lumen by this date.                                

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

 Meetings
 (Tuesdays)
 Deadline
 (at Noon, Mondays)
 Notes
September 11, 2018 (orientation meeting)     ---Orientation meeting, no proposals reviewed 
 September 25, 2018
 Sept 17, 2018
Last meeting to approve course proposals with effective date Spring 2019. Proposals with incomplete syllabus (see syllabus policy) require revisions and may not meet the deadline. 
 October 9, 2018Oct 1, 2018 

 October 23, 2018 Oct 15, 2018


 November 13, 2018 Nov 5, 2018
The L&S Curriculum Committee will meet jointly with the CALS Curriculum Committee, to review any proposals or issues related to programs jointly administered by the two colleges.

 November 27, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Last meeting to approve course proposals with effective date Spring 2019. Proposals with incomplete syllabus (see syllabus policy) require revisions and may not meet the deadline.
 December 11, 2018 Dec 3, 2018


 January 22, 2019 Jan 14, 2019


 February 12, 2019 Feb 4, 2019


 February 26, 2019 Feb 18, 2019
Last meeting to approve course proposals with effective date Fall 2019. Proposals with incomplete syllabus (see syllabus policy) require revisions and may not meet the deadline.
 March 12, 2019 Mar 4, 2019
The L&S Curriculum Committee will meet jointly with the CALS Curriculum Committee to review any proposals or issues related to programs that are jointly administered by the two colleges.
 March 26, 2019Mar 18, 2019 
 April 9, 2019  April 1, 2019
 
April 23, 2019April 15, 2019



May 14, 2019
May 6, 2019
The University Curriculum Committee doesn't meet during the summer; any courses approved during this meeting or later will not receive UCC action until Fall 2019.

Contact Information

Kimbrin Cornelius (kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu) staffs the committee and is the best person to contact for guidance about curricular policy, preparing proposals, questions about where proposals are in the review process, or general questions about L&S Curriculum Committee process.

Professor Seth Blair 
(Integrative Biology) is the chair of the committee for 2018-2019.

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Keywords:curriculum, governance, meeting times, curriculum committee, deadlines, course, proposal, requirements, change, deadline, major,   Doc ID:19996
Owner:Kimbrin C.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2011-08-26 08:50 CSTUpdated:2018-12-06 10:51 CST
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