Please use this form to petition the Curriculum Committee to count an otherwise ineligible transfer course towards fulfillment of a Distribution Requirement. Per the Academic Bulletin, “FS courses (FS 101, FS 102, and FS 201), Junior Seminars, and Senior Projects may not be used to fulfill the Distribution Requirements” and “the Curriculum Committee has the final authority to determine the eligibility of these courses for fulfillment of the College Distribution Requirements.” The decisions of the Curriculum Committee in this area are individual and are not considered as establishing precedent. Please e-mail email@example.com if you have questions.
Curriculum Committee Deadlines for 2023-2024
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Spring 2024 FS 102, FS 200, and FS 201
Spring 2024 EXL 100
Spring 2024 New and Repeat Special Topics
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Academic Bulletin Changes for 2024-2025
Curriculum Proposals (New Programs, Revised Programs)
Program Name Changes
New Courses (to be included in the 2024-2025 Academic Bulletin and taught that academic year)
Course Revisions (renumbered, redescribed, etc.)
New or Revised Co-op Programs, Agreements, etc.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
FYI Courses for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025
AY 2024/25 SWS 105
AY 2024/25 SWS 200
AY 2024/25 SWS 205
AY 2024/25 New and Repeat Special Topics Courses
AY 2024/25 EXL 100 courses
Please see here for a list of Curriculum Committee actions.
Please see here for information on the ways in which the Curriculum Committee evaluates and offers feedback on course and program proposals
Programs (Majors and Minors): proposals due October 5, 2023, for changes to take effect 2024-2025
To make changes to an existing major or minor, or to add a new program to the curriculum, please complete the appropriate form below.
- Proposal for a new program (major or minor)
- Proposal for a revised program (major or minor)
Department Name Change
To propose a change of name for your department or program, please complete the form below.
Use the forms below to submit changes to course offerings that are not part of a larger revision to the major or minor. Please keep in mind that only permanent courses (i.e., not FS or Special Topics courses) may count for the new Distribution Requirement that will go into effect in Fall 2016. In addition, the Distribution Requirement tags on a course cannot be changed once they have been approved. Please only assign tags that you expect to continue to apply through future iterations of the course.
FS 101. Please use this form to let the Curriculum Committee know the topic of an FS 101 that you are scheduled to teach. If you are simply repeating an FS*101 that you have taught in the past, please so indicate on the form. If this is a new FS 101, you will be asked to enter the course description; please consult the guidelines for FS descriptions when designing your course.
FS 102. Please use this form to let the Curriculum Committee know the topic of an FS 102 that you are scheduled to teach. If you are simply repeating an FS*102 that you have taught in the past, please so indicate on the form. If this is a new FS 102, you will be asked to enter the course description; please consult the guidelines for FS descriptions when designing your course. The deadline for submitting FS 102 information for Spring 2024 is Thursday, September 7, 2023.
FS 201. Please use this form to let the Curriculum Committee know the topic of an FS 201 that you are scheduled to teach. If you are simply repeating an FS 201 that you have taught in the past, please so indicate on the form. If this is a new FS 201, you will be asked to enter the course description. Note that FS 201’s with specific descriptions that are published in the Academic Bulletin and do not vary between instructors (e.g., FSBIO) do not need to be re-submitted every year. However, for programs in which different instructors teach different FS 201’s, please submit the form for each FS 201 course to be offered. The deadline to submit an FS 201 description for Spring 2024 is Thursday, September 7, 2023.
EXL 100. Please use this form to let the Curriculum Committee know the topic of an EXL 100 you are scheduled to teach. If you are simply repeating an EXL 100 that has been offered in the past, please indicate on the form. If this is a new EXL 100, you will be asked to ender the course description; please consult the guidelines for writing course descriptions. EXL 100 descriptions are to be submitted on the same schedule as Special Topics. The deadline to submit course descriptions for Spring 2024 is Thursday, September 2023 and AY 2024/25 is Thursday, November 30, 2023.
New Course. These are permanent additions to the curriculum that will be published in the next Academic Bulletin if approved. When submitting a new course, please keep the general guidelines for writing course descriptions in mind. Please also consider the following when deciding what Distribution Requirements “tags” to assign to a course:
- Learning Outcomes for the Distribution Requirements
- Additional Curriculum Committee guidance on tagging courses for the Distribution Requirements
Please keep in mind that, once assigned, the Distribution Requirements assigned to a course cannot be changed. If different instructors or sections of the course are likely to emphasize different material or methodologies, please assign tags that apply to all sections of the course.
Please use this form to submit new course descriptions to the Curriculum Committee. The deadline to submit new courses for the 2024-2025 academic year is Thursday, November 5, 2023.
Short Course. These are courses of less than seven week’s duration. They are typically offered to take advantage of a one- or two-week campus residence by a visiting scholar. When preparing a proposal for a short course, please review the guidelines for short courses, then use this form to submit the proposal. The Curriculum Committee needs at least three weeks notice prior to the start of the short course to be able to consider the proposal.
Special Topics Course (190’s, 290’s, 390’s, and 490’s). These are courses that will be offered only once or twice. Typical uses for Special Topics courses are courses under development and courses taught by visiting faculty in their areas of expertise. In November 2013, the faculty voted the following procedure for approval of these classes: that “faculty be able to teach any approved special topics course a second time within a three-year period on the current, FYI basis. Only if a course is to be repeated for a third time, or to be repeated outside the three-year window, would a Faculty vote be requested.”
Please consult the guidelines for course descriptions when preparing the course for submission.
- If this is the FIRST time you have proposed this course, please use this form to send the Special Topics course description to the Curriculum Committee.
- If this course will be a REPEAT of a previous Special Topics course, please use this form to send the course description to the Curriculum Committee.
The deadline to submit a Special Topics course description for Spring 2024 is Thursday, September 7, 202 and AY 2024/25, is Thursday, November 30, 2023. Please note that Special Topics cannot be used to satisfy the college Distribution Requirements for students who matriculate in Fall 2016 or later.
Course Revision. Please use this form to apply to retitle, re-describe, and or re/number an existing course. This form is needed only for courses published annually in the Academic Bulletin (i.e., to revise an FS*101 or FS*102, just use the form for that course). The deadline to revise a course for the 2024-25 academic year is Thursday, November 3, 2022. Please keep in mind that the Distribution Requirement “tags” cannot be changed for an existing course. If a course has changed to the extent that it no longer satisfies the Learning Outcomes for its current Distribution Requirements, the course should be deleted and a new course created.
Course Deletion. Please use this form to remove a course that is listed in the current Academic Bulletin. It is not necessary go through the drop process for Special Topics, FS 101, or FS 102 courses, as these are not added to the permanent curriculum in the first place. The deadline to remove a course for the 2024-2025 academic year is Thursday, October 5, 2023.