Academic Affairs

Course Proposal Deadlines

Permanent and one-time course proposals can be found on the Policies & Forms page online at:

See New Course Proposal section.

**Please always use the current online form, as forms are subject to change.

Permanent Course Proposal General Due Dates

A proposal for a new course should be submitted for approval to the Office of the Dean of Academic Depts. and Programs, Olin 210, by the end of the *second* week, two terms prior to its first offering.

This means:

To offer a new course fall term, you should submit the proposal by the end of the second week winter term of the preceding year.

To offer a new course winter term, you should submit the proposal by the end of the second week, spring term of the preceding year.

To offer a new course spring term, you should submit the proposal by the end of the second week, fall term of the same academic year.

The Sub-council on Courses and Programs will meet to consider courses each term. They will then bring the courses to a meeting of the AAC for final approval. Once approved, the Registrar, department chair, and the professor who submitted the proposal will be notified of approved courses in a timely manner.

Only permanently approved courses will be listed in the Academic Register.

One-time Course Proposals

One-time course proposals are considered when received in the Dean’s office. Turn-around approval time is usually a few days. Once approved, the Registrar, department chair, and the professor who submitted the proposal will be notified of approved courses in a timely manner.

The registrar’s office will need a course approved before they can list it in the pre-registration materials containing course offerings.