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2019-2020 Catalog: Out-of-Cycle Proposals

In general, new courses, edits to existing courses, or new minors are proposed as part of the review cycle for a new catalog. Outside of a catalog review cycle, certain proposals may be submitted for consideration for the current catalog.

In the Curriculum Management system, proposals will have a default Start Term of Summer 2021. If a proposal may be applied to the 2019-2020 catalog, the Office of the Registrar will adjust the Start Term based upon when the proposal was received and the below quarterly deadlines.

Propose a New Course or Add Online Delivery

A new course may be proposed outside of the 2019-20 catalog review cycle, if it is not for General Education (GE) and does not create a new curriculum requirement for students on the current or prior catalogs. For example, the new course may be added to a list of electives.

In addition, a department can propose online delivery of a course that has traditionally been offered in-person. A course proposal is required only if more than 50% of the course's contact hours are being replaced with technology.

Quarterly deadlines are developed to allow the necessary time for GEGB and/or ASCC review and for proposals to go on the consent agenda for an Academic Senate meeting. The Academic Senate meets once or twice per month during the academic year.

For a new/online course to be offered in: GEGB or ASCC must receive proposal by: Department starts planning their class schedule: Class schedule published: Registration for classes starts:
Summer 2019 May 1, 2018* January 16, 2019 April 15, 2019 April 24, 2019
Fall 2019 May 1, 2018* January 23, 2019 May 10, 2019 May 17, 2019
Winter 2020 April 5, 2019 May 15, 2019 October 23, 2019 November 5, 2019
Spring 2020 September 27, 2019 August 26, 2019 February 6, 2020 February 20, 2020

* Submission timeline for 2019-20 catalog review cycle; catalog is effective Summer 2019.

Edit a Course

Outside of a catalog review cycle, the only edits that may be proposed for a course are:

  • making requisites less restrictive
  • adding a crosslisting

A proposal to edit a course must be approved by the department and/or college offering the course, before it can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar on behalf of the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee (ASCC). Refer to the following table for timelines that are structured to allow time for review and implementation prior to the class schedule being published for the term.

For an edit to  a course to first be effective: Office of the Registrar must receive proposal by: Department starts planning their class schedule: Class schedule published: Registration for classes starts:
Summer 2019 May 1, 2018* January 16, 2019 April 15, 2019 April 24, 2019
Fall 2019 May 1, 2018* January 23, 2019 May 10, 2019 May 17, 2019
Winter 2020 May 31, 2019 May 15, 2019 October 23, 2019 November 5, 2019
Spring 2020 December 6, 2019 August 26, 2019 February 6, 2020 February 20, 2020

* Submission timeline for 2019-20 catalog review cycle; catalog is effective Summer 2019.

Propose a New Minor

As time allows and on a case-by-case basis, the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee may review proposals for new minors outside of a catalog review cycle.

Proposal for a New Degree Program

Due to the extensive review process that includes approval by the CSU Chancellor’s Office, submission of a new degree program proposal is not restricted to a catalog review cycle. To propose a new degree program, contact the Academic Programs and Planning Office.

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