When does the L&S Curriculum Committee meet? What are the deadlines? Whom do I contact about agenda items?
The L&S Curriculum Committee generally meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month during Fall and Spring terms. Most meetings are held from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., in the Dean's Conference Room (101 South Hall). Occasionally, the L&S Curriculum Committee will meet jointly with the CALS Curriculum Committee to review proposals or issues related to programs jointly administered by the two colleges.
Meeting times, deadlines, and contacts for the L&S Curriculum Committee
Meeting Dates & Deadlines for the L&S Curriculum Committee in the 2016-2017 Academic YearDeadlines: The deadline for curricular proposals (and for all the necessary related department approvals) is eight days prior to the L&S Curriculum Committee meeting. If your proposal requires other departments' approvals, submit it several weeks prior to the deadline. This will ensure those departments have enough time to review proposals using their approved governance process, and are able to indicate their approval prior to the deadline.
Special Note about Course Proposal Deadlines: After L&S approval, course proposals must be reviewed by the University Curriculum Committee, and potentially other bodies (other schools and colleges, or the general education committee). The online course proposal system will automatically forward the proposal to the necessarily committees. The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research posts posts their deadlines here.
Course changes are only implemented prior to the release of the class schedule. The deadlines for course change deadlines are set by the University Curriculum Committee, and are incorporated into the table below. If a course change proposal misses a deadline, it will be implemented for the next possible semester. New courses can be added at any time. However, submitting new course proposals by the course change deadline is recommended if you would like the course available for scheduling prior to the schedule publication.
L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines are below:
(at Noon, Mondays)
|September 12, 2017 (orientation meeting)||---||Orientation meeting, no proposals reviewed|
| September 26, 2017|| Sept 18, 2017||Please note: This is the last meeting for which changes may be approved effective Spring 2018 . New courses may be added at any time.|
|October 11, 2017||Oct 2, 2017|| |
|October 24, 2017|| Oct 16, 2017|
|November 14, 2017|| Nov 6, 2017||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 28, 2017|| Nov 20, 2017|| |
|December 12, 2017|| Dec 4, 2017|
|January 22, 2018|| Jan 14, 2018|
|February 13, 2018|| Feb 5, 2018||This is the last meeting for which course change proposals may be approved effective Fall 2018. However, if Fall implementation is important, we recommend proposals be submitted in time for an earlier meeting (it will give proposers/departments time to address potential issues that may arise in the review process.) New courses can be added at any time.|
|February 27, 2018|| Feb 19, 2018|
|March 13, 2018|| Mar 5, 2018||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.|
|April 10, 2018|| April 2, 2018|
|April 24, 2018|| April 16, 2018
|May 8, 2018||April 30, 2018||Typical course proposals will be reviewed during the summer using the L&S Curriculum Committee summer procedures.|
Agenda Meeting notices and agendas are posted in South Hall, outside 101 South Hall.
ContactProfessor Mike Wagner (School Journalism and Mass Communication) chairs the committee in 2017-2018. Kimbrin Cornelius and Joni Brown work with the chair to develop meeting agendas and review course proposals. In most cases, Kimbrin is the appropriate contact. After course proposals have been submitted online, and the department chair has indicated departmental approval, the proposal will automatically be sent to the L&S Curriculum Committee contacts. Questions about proposals can be sent to the general Curriculum Committee email account, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Changes to Program Requirements (Major, Option, or Certificate)
- Proposing New Courses & Changing Existing Courses
- Curricular Changes in the College of Letters & Science
- Curriculum Committee Consultation on Curricular and Policy Matters
- How Do We Change the Name of Our Academic Program or Department?
- What does the L&S Curriculum Committee do?
- Who serves on the L&S Curriculum Committee?