Program Proposal: Four-Year Plans

This document provides instructions on how to make a Four-Year Plan. Updated: 8 December 2021

Overview and Guidance

As part of the university’s concerted effort to help all students progress toward a timely degree, sample four-year plans are required for all undergraduate degree programs featured in Guide. Programs have discretion to structure the four-year plans as appropriate to the program of study, but following is some general guidance for consideration:

Creating the Four-Year Plan in Lumen

To add a four-year plan, navigate to Lumen Programs either through the Lumen widget in MyUW or through this url. You will need to authenticate to enter into the system. If you need access, fill out this form. Search for the program you need to edit either by SIS code or Title. Note: Asterisks are your friend and will pull anything before and after ex: "*Art*" will pull Art History, Art Education, Business: Arts Administration, etc.

Note: Four-Year Plans are the most complicated part of the software and are not easy to bulk change them.

  1. Select the “Insert/Edit Formatted Table.”

insert table

  1. Select “Plan of Study Grid” from the drop down menu.  Click “OK.”

  1. Pick the “Year” and “Term.” A single four year plan can be done without navigating out of this table. Simply select a new term for Spring or Summer. NOTE: You will toggle through the year and term for the entire four-year plan. The plan will calculate the credits automatically. Consider the longevity of the terminology used as this cannot be changed easily. If one would like to change using 'fall' instead of 'semester', the four-year plan needs to be rebuilt completely.

  1. Either select the school/college and department from the dropdown and then use the arrows to move items to your list, or use the “Quick Add” to populate the recommended courses.

  1. Click “OK” and “OK” to save changes.

  2. End result: