CAPC Deadlines and Guidelines for Faculty
1) All routine items – new course proposals, revisions of existing courses, language in
context petitions, minor revisions of major or minor requirements etc. – must be
submitted by Monday at noon for consideration at the Thursday meeting. Proposals
received after that time will be held until the next week’s meeting. Proposals should be
submitted to the Associate Dean for Curriculum in the CLA Dean’s Office. Please do not
send materials to other committee members.
2) Proposals for new majors or minors or for significant revisions of existing majors must
be submitted four weeks before the faculty meeting at which the department/program
wishes to have the proposal considered. This time frame allows for ample discussion and
Proposals for consideration at: Must Be Received by:
October Meeting (Oct 17) September 15
November Meeting (Nov 14) October 13
December Meeting (Dec 12) November 10
3) Forms for most submissions are provided on the CLA Dean’s web site. Please be sure
to address all relevant questions and to provide all information requested, so that your
proposals are not delayed because CAPC has to request additional information.
4) All course proposals for new courses to be offered in the spring semester must be
submitted to CAPC ideally by no later than the Monday three weeks before the October
faculty meeting; for new fall semester course proposals must be submitted no later than
the Monday three weeks before the March faculty meeting, so that they can be reviewed
and approved for inclusion in the faculty meeting materials.
Submission dates for 2009-2010 Must be Received by:
Courses for spring 2009 Monday, September 29
Courses for fall 2010 Monday, February 16
5) All materials should be submitted to the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty
Development in the CLA Dean’s Office. Please submit all documents electronically (as
e-mail attachments in MS Word) with the exception of forms that require a signature.
6) Advisers of students proposing special majors and minors should refer students to the
guidelines on the CLA Dean’s web site. Proposals must be accompanied by a letter of
support from the adviser. Special majors must be proposed by the end of the sophomore
year; special minors by the end of the junior year.