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.

Changes to Courses, Adding New Courses

Departments must use Lumen Courses to submit course changes and new course proposals, and deadline information is below. All course proposals must be accompanied by a syllabus that includes all syllabus components required by campus.

NOTE:
 DEADLINES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Recommended. Submit course proposals by...

Fall 2019 effective date. We are past deadlines for course changes. New courses may be still be proposed (see NOTE above).

Spring 2020: Submit course proposal by mid-April, 2019 (committees don’t meet in the summer)

Summer 2020: By early October, 2019.

Fall 2020: By the of end winter break, 2020.
The recommended deadlines builds in time for:
  • you to address requests for revisions, including revisions to the syllabus if it does not include all the required components (see syllabus requirements). You will be notified if revisions to the syllabus or proposal are needed. The recommended guidelines assume you will  address feedback within several days.
  • other department or committees review (cross-listed courses or courses with general education designations, for example).

  • you to address any questions asked by the L&S Curriculum Committee during their review.


Final Deadlines:

Fall 2019 effective date: N/A. We are past change deadlines. New courses may be still be proposed after this date. (see NOTE above).


Spring 2019 effective date. Noon, September 16, 2019. New courses may be still be proposed after this date  (see NOTE above).

Summer 2019 effective date. Early November, 2019, TBD. New courses may be still be proposed after this deadline (see NOTE above).

Fall 2020 effective date: mid-February, TBD.  New courses may still be proposed after this deadline (see NOTE above).



Final deadlines to the left do not build in time to address common delays.
  • They do not include time to address small revisions that may be required, included missing required syllabus components. All issues must be resolved by the deadline to the left.
  • They do not include time for cross-listing department review/approval (all departments must have approved by deadlines).
  • They do not include time for additional committee review your course may need (e.g. if the course needs to be reviewed for a requested General Education designation.)
  • They do not include time to respond to L&S and University Curriculum Committees questions, if they have any. (If either committee requests more information and defers approval, the course may miss deadlines)
To summarize: please submit course proposals well prior to the deadlines to ensure the effective date you want.




Program Changes:

Changes to L&S academic programs must be reviewed and approved by L&S. Please consult How to Propose Changes to L&S Program Requirements (Major, Named Option, Certificate, Graduate Minor) for more information.
Departments must use Lumen Programs to submit program change proposals.

Deadline for Changes to be effective Fall 2019: Deadline: we are past deadlines. Substantial program changes only have fall effective dates.Contact Kimbrin Cornelius for further discussion.(kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu)

Deadline for Changes to be effective Spring 2020. Proposals must be submitted by late October, TBD. Only minor changes are approved to have Spring effective dates (additions to course lists, correction of errors, clarifications, etc.) Contact Kimbrin Cornelius for further discussion.

Deadline Changes to be effective Fall 2020: Early December, TBD. Substantial program changes may only have fall effective dates.Contact Kimbrin Cornelius for further discussion.(kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu)

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:
 Meetings
 (Tuesdays)
 Deadline
 (at Noon, Mondays)
 Notes
September 11, 2018 (orientation meeting)     ---Orientation meeting, no proposals reviewed 
 September 25, 2018
 Sept 17, 2018
"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Spring 2019. New courses can be approved after this deadline but see NOTES above.
 
 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.

 November 27, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Summer 2019. New courses can be approved after this deadline but see NOTES above.
 December 11, 2018 Dec 3, 2018


 January 22, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
We recommend you submit course proposals to be effective Fall 2019 by this date.

 February 12, 2019 Feb 4, 2019


 February 26, 2019 Feb 18, 2019
"Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Fall 2019. New courses can be approved after this deadline but see NOTES above.

 March 12, 2019 Mar 4, 2019
The L&S Curriculum Committee will meet jointly with the CALS Curriculum Committee.
 March 26, 2019Mar 18, 2019 
 April 9, 2019  April 1, 2019
 
April 23, 2019April 15, 2019 We recommend you submit course changes effective Spring 2020 by this date.



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.

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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