L&S Curricular Change deadlines

Campus deadlines are set each year for curricular changes. These deadlines ensure that necessary implementation work by different units has is in place well before the term's information about course schedule is published, and before the next version of Guide is published.

If a deadline is missed for course proposals, the changes will still be reviewed and approved, but the effective date of changes will be delayed to the next term.

Special note about Course Proposal Deadlines:
All required department approvals must be indicated prior to the deadline (only at that point does the system forward the proposal to the L&S Curriuclum Committee). Some proposals need revisions before they can be placed on an L&S Curriculum Committee agenda, or need review by additional committees (e.g. approval for a general education designation). For these reasons, we recommend submitting proposals well ahead of time to ensure course approvals meet the deadline.

New proposals can be added at any time. However, following the deadline for course change proposals is recommended, as that will ensure the course is available to be scheduled prior to the release of the schedule and student registration.

Special note about Program Change Deadlines:
Please consult Changes to Program Requirements (Major, Option, or Certificate) with information about program changes, and to determine whether the program changes you are submitting are considered 'substantial.'  Substantial program changes are typically only approved for Fall semesters, to align with the beginning of the academic year. Spring and Summer changes are limited to adding courses and corrections.

Important curricular deadlines are below, as well as L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines. In all cases, submission of proposals well ahead of the deadline is recommended:

 Type of Proposal
Deadline:
Spring 2019 
Effective Date
Deadline:
Summer 2019
Effective Date
 Deadline:
Fall 2019
Effective Date
Course Changes 
Sept 17, 2018. All required department approvals must be indicated by this date. Proposals that include a syllabus missing required components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines. Courses requesting a general education designation should be submitted substantially earlier than this deadline. Nov 19, 2018. All department approvals must be indicated by this date. Proposals that include a syllabus missing required components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines. Courses requesting a general education designation should be submitted substantially earlier than this deadline. Early Sept, 2019 TBD. However, submitting the proposal prior to May 6 is strongly recommended. Proposals that include a syllabus missing required components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines. Courses requesting a general education designation should be submitted substantially earlier than this deadline.
New Courses
New courses can be added at any time, but following the deadline for course changes is recommended. New courses can be added at any time, but following the deadline for course changes is recommended. All department approvals must be indicated by this date. Proposals that include a syllabus missing required components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines. New courses can be added at any time, but following the deadline for course changes is recommended.
Minor program change or correction
Sept 24-October 5, 2018: Lumen Programs is open for proposals
TBD Dec. 3, 2018. Lumen programs will open for program proposals mid October
Substantial program change
Substantial program changes nearly always have Fall implementation dates. Contact Kimbrin Cornelius (kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu) for further discussion.
Substantial program changes nearly always have Fall implementation dates. Contact Kimbrin Cornelius (kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu) for further discussion.Dec. 3, 2018 . Lumen programs will open for program proposals mid October

 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 that include a syllabus missing syllabus components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines.
 
 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 Summer 2019. Proposals that include a syllabus missing required components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines.

 December 11, 2018 Dec 3, 2018
Deadline for program changes effective Fall 2019. 

 January 22, 2019 Jan 14, 2019


 February 12, 2019 Feb 4, 2019


 February 26, 2019 Feb 18, 2019


 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. Recommend departments submit course changes with effective date Fall 2020 by this meeting. Proposals that include a syllabus missing syllabus components here are considered incomplete and may not meet deadlines.


Agenda Meeting notices and agendas are posted in South Hall, outside 101 South Hall. 

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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