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2020-2021 Catalog Proposals

2020-21 Catalog Review Cycle

The objective of the 2020-21 catalog review cycle is implementation of a revised General Education (GE) template to meet the requirements of Executive Order 1100-R. As a result, program changes will be restricted to revisions made to the GE template and any adjustments needed to major curricula as a result of the new GE template. Click here to view an email from Academic Programs and Planning concerning the revised GE template and the catalog review cycle.

During this time frame, program proposals will be managed as follows in the Curriculum Management system:

  • Departments will be unable to edit a program’s curriculum, description, or learning objectives in the Curriculum Management system, until after the GE template revisions are completed and the 2020-21 catalog is published in April 2020.
  • Departments will still be able to submit proposals to add or deactivate a concentration, specialization, or minor in the Curriculum Management system, although those proposals will have to be considered for the following catalog. Consequently, proposals will have a default Start Term of Summer 2021 in the system.

Propose a New Course or Add Online Delivery

A new course may be proposed for the 2020-21 catalog, if it does not create a new curriculum requirement for students. For example, the new course may be added to a list of electives. In support of the Template for General Education 2020, a new GE course may be proposed once the new criteria and educational objectives for the respective GE area have been approved and added to the Curriculum Management system.

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.

In the Curriculum Management system, course proposals will have a default Start Term of Summer 2021. The Office of the Registrar will adjust the Start Term based upon when the proposal was received per the following quarterly deadlines. Note that the 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 2020 November 1, 2019 January 2020 April 2020 April 2020
Fall 2020 November 1, 2019 January 2020 May 2020 May 2020
Winter 2021 April 3, 2020 May 2020 October 2020 November 2020
Spring 2021 September 25, 2020 August 2020 February 2021 February 2021

* Exact dates still to be determined. 

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

In the Curriculum Management system, course proposals will have a default Start Term of Summer 2021. The Office of the Registrar will adjust the Start Term based upon when the proposal was received per the following quarterly deadlines. Note that the deadlines are developed to allow necessary 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 2020 December 6, 2019 January 2020 April 2020 April 2020
Fall 2020 December 6, 2019 January 2020 May 2020 May 2020
Winter 2021 April 3, 2020 May 2020 October 2020 November 2020
Spring 2021 September 25, 2020 August 2020 February 2021 February 2021

* Exact dates still to be determined. 

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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