Undergraduate Curriculum Revisions, including course requests numbered below 700
- For undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences there is an annual October 15 deadline for curriculum changes and all requests to add, revise, or inactivate courses. Program changes, including revisions to course lists that satisfy requirements for majors and minors, should be submitted in the form of a letter signed by the chair and addressed to the Administrative Boards of the College of Arts and Sciences and the General College. Attached to the letter should be a draft of the text that would appear, if approved, in the next edition of the University Catalog. For additional information contact Nick Siedentop. Undergraduate programs housed in professional schools are not required to submit curriculum changes to the Administrative Boards of the General College and College of Arts and Sciences.
- The annual October 15 deadline for course changes assures that they will be included in the next year’s edition of the University Catalog. Course requests can be submitted after October 15 and will be reviewed as efficiently as possible. However, they may not be posted to the ConnectCarolina course catalog in time to be scheduled for an upcoming semester and may not be included in the Bulletin until the following year. Please see the CIM Deadline Calendar for firm deadlines on course changes.
- The October 15 deadline for course changes also applies to those units in schools other than the College of Arts and Sciences that list courses in the University Catalog.
- Effective dates are important. New course requests can only be submitted for a future, not a current or past, term. Requests to establish new courses that are submitted by October 15 can show an effective term for the following spring, summer, or fall semester.
- Requests to revise or inactivate an existing course must show an effective date for the following fall term. Requests to revise courses that won’t be taught until spring should also show an effective date representing the fall term prior to that spring. Revisions cannot become effective in mid-year for two reasons. First, we want to keep our publications in sync with ConnectCarolina. Second, we want to avoid having students encounter different requirements for the same course in the same academic year. The only exceptions to changing course requirements in mid-year are for changes mandated by accreditation or licensure agencies.
- Any submissions that include requests to add, revise, or delete General Education designations must be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee of the Administrative Boards of the General College and College of Arts and Sciences. These requests also must meet the October 15 submission deadline to ensure appropriate review before Curriculum Committee meetings end in April.