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

Below are course change deadlines. New courses can be added at any time; use the course change deadlines for guidance if you wish it to be available before the schedule is released.

Fall 2020: deadlines have passed (see note above about new courses).
Spring 2021: recommended deadline* is early March 2020; final deadline** is before Sept 14, 2020.
Summer 2021:  recommended deadline* is early October, 2020; final deadline** is November 16, 2020
Fall 2021: recommended deadline* is mid-December, 2020; final deadline** is February 12, 2021

* Recommended deadlines build 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.

**final 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)

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

PROGRAM CHANGES: Lumen program proposal and Guide editing deadlines

Undergraduate program change deadlines:
  • Spring 2021 (minor updates only) deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Fall 2021 program change deadlines: Friday, December 4, 2020
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 2020 program change deadlines: deadlines have passed.
  • Spring 2021 (minor updates only) deadline: September 28, 2020
  • Fall 2021 program change deadlines: Recommended deadline, early February. This ensures enough time for college/campus governance review. Minor changes (addition to course lists, further explanation of requirements, etc) can be submitted up to March 30.

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

L&S Curriculum Committee meeting dates and deadlines:

 (by 8 am, Mondays)
September 8, 2020 (orientation meeting)     Aug 31, 2020

 September 22, 2020 Sept 14, 2020 "Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Spring 2021.  
 October 132020 Oct 5, 2020 We recommend you submit course proposals to be effective Summer 2021 by this date. 
 October 272020 Oct 19, 2020

 November 102020 Nov 2, 2020

 November 242020 Nov 16, 2020 "Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Summer 2021. 
 December 82020 Nov 30, 2020 We recommend you submit course proposals to be effective Fall 2021 by this date.
 January 262021 Jan 18, 2021

 February 92021 Feb 1, 2021

 February 232021 Feb 15, 2021 "Absolute deadline" for course changes effective Fall 2021. 
he L&S Curriculum Committee will meet jointly with the CALS Curriculum Committee

 March 92021 Mar 1, 2021

 March 23, 2021 Mar 15, 2021 

 April 132021 Apr 5, 2021 
April 27, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

May 11, 2021 May 3, 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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