L&S Curricular Deadlines for Course and Program Changes

Please consult the information below for deadlines to change courses, add courses or change program requirements.

COURSES: Lumen course proposal deadlines (by course proposal type)

Departments must use Lumen Courses to submit course proposals, and must upload a syllabus with all syllabus components required by campus.

Typically course proposals receive final approval and are imported into SIS 5-8 weeks after the L&S Curriculum Committee approvals a proposal. Cross-college cross-listings and courses with General Education designations may take longer.

Term  Course change
 New course
Fall 2022  N/A. Fall 2022 course change deadline has passed. Recommended1:  mid-December, 2021
Final deadline2:  March 11, 2022
Spring 2023Recommended1: early March, 2022
Final deadline2: TBD, expected early Sept 2022.
Recommended1: early March 2022;
  • Final deadline2: TDB, expected early October, 2022.
  • Summer 2023
    Recommended1: is early October, 2022
    F
    inal deadline2 is early November, 2022.
    Recommended1: early October, 2022
    Final deadline2  is early December, 2022.
    1Recommended date builds in time for revisions (including adding missing components to the syllabus), other required department or committee approvals, and to address questions. You will be notified if revisions to the proposal are needed. These recommended deadlines assume you will address feedback within several days.

    2final deadlines: All cross-listed departments must approve the proposal by the date listed. Proposals will miss final deadlines if the syllabus submitted is missing any required syllabus components or if any revisions are required before L&S CC review. (This deadline does not build in time for those things)

    PROGRAM CHANGES: Lumen program proposal and Guide editing deadlines

    Undergraduate program change deadlines:
    • Fall cycle changes: 
      • December 3, 2021 is the deadline for Fall 2022 effective dated changes.
      • Our publication cycle is primarily an annual cycle. Please submit all changes and course additions that are needed for the full 2022-2023 academic year by the deadline.
    • Mid-cycle (Spring) minor updates: 
      • Friday, September 18, 2021 is the deadline for Spring 2022 effective dated changes.
      • Mid-cycle changes are limited to correction of errors or clarifications that will have a substantial effect on students’ abilities to complete requirements. For example: Reinserting a course that was accidentally removed from the list of required courses. You may also remove discontinued (red-boxed) courses. We will not approve other types of changes for mid-cycle publication.
    The deadlines above are for both governed and non-governed content. Departments will use Lumen Programs to submit changes to "governed content" (see Propose changes to L&S program requirements (Major, Named Option, Certificate, Graduate Minor) for more information). "Non-governed" tabs (Overview, Advising and Careers, People, and Resources and Scholarships) can be edited directly in Guide.

    Graduate program or capstone certificate change deadlines:
    • Fall cycle changes
      • March 1 is the deadline for Fall 2022 effective dated changes. Substantial changes should be submitted earlier (recommended by end of January) so they have enough time to be reviewed by governance committees. 
      • Our publication cycle is primarily an annual cycle. Please submit all changes and course additions that are needed for the full 2022-2023 academic year by the deadline.
    • Mid-cycle Spring minor updates
      • Friday, September 18, 2021 is the deadline for Spring 2022 effective dated changes.
      • Mid-cycle changes are limited to admission updates and correction of errors or clarifications that will have a substantial effect on students’ abilities to complete requirements. For example: Reinserting a course that was accidentally removed from the list of required courses. You may also remove discontinued (red-boxed) courses. We will not approve other types of changes for mid-cycle publication.

    L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

    L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

     Meetings
     (Tuesdays)
     Deadline
     (by 5pm Friday)
     Notes
    September 14, 2021 (orientation meeting)     Sept. 3, 2021

     
     September 28, 2021 Sept 17, 2021"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Spring 2022 
     October 122021 Oct 1, 2021

     October 262021 Oct 15, 2021"Absolute deadline" for new courses effective Spring 2022.  
     November 92021 Oct. 29, 2021

     November 232021 Nov 12, 2021"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Summer 2022
     December 142021 Dec. 3, 2021"Absolute deadline" for new courses effective Summer 2022 

     January 252022 Jan 14, 2022


     February 82022 Jan 28, 2022"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Fall 2022.
     February 222022 Feb 11, 2022

     March 82022 Feb 25, 2022

     March 22, 2022 Mar 11, 2022"Absolute deadline" for new courses effective Fall 2022.
     April 122022 Apr 1, 2022 
    April 26, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

    May 10, 2022 Apr 29, 2021 The University Curriculum Committee doesn't meet during the summer; courses approved during this meeting or later will reviewed by UCC in the fall.

    Contact Information

    Kimbrin Cornelius, at kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu

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