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
NOTE: Due to the current situation and the logistics of the Permanent Course approval process, we will not be processing permanent course proposals this term. If you wish to submit a proposal for a new course, please use the One-Time Form. If the course has already been taught as a one-time, please use the One-time Reapproval Form. Please submit a .pdf of the form along with a syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of signatures, you may include email approvals from chairs and/or directors. If you are applying for Common Curriculum credits, please submit a copy to email@example.com also. One-time course proposals will be approved on a rolling basis.
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.
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.