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2019-20 Catalog Review Cycle

During the 2019-2020 catalog review cycle, the following types of proposals may be submitted:

  • Course Proposal
    • Deactivate a course
    • Add a new course
    • Edit a course
  • Program Proposal
    • Deactivate a program
    • Add a new minor, concentration, or specialization
    • Edit a program

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.

Spring 2017
Fall 2017
  • Departments review their courses, programs, and program learning objectives, submitting proposals for any revisions to the 2019-20 catalog.
  • All proposals for the catalog are due to colleges for review, based upon deadlines set and communicated by a department’s College Curriculum Committee and Dean’s Office.
Winter 2018
  • College Curriculum Committees and Deans' Offices review catalog proposals.
May 1, 2018
  • Deans’ Offices must approve proposals on or before this date for the proposals to be considered for the 2019-20 catalog.
May-June 2018
  • Office of the Registrar begins first-level review and follows up with departments as needed to prepare proposals for Academic Senate Curriculum Committee review.
  • Review must be completed before the end of the academic year, while faculty are available for questions and consultation.
summer 2018
  • Office of the Registrar notifies departments and colleges of courses that have not been offered for six or more years and will be inactivated with the 2019-20 catalog.  (Academic Senate resolution AS-776-14)
Fall 2018
  • Academic Senate Curriculum Committee and, as needed, the General Education Governance Board and/or U.S. Cultural Pluralism Subcommittee review 2019-20 catalog proposals and make recommendations to the Academic Senate.
  • Summaries of proposed changes and ASCC’s recommendations are placed on the Academic Senate consent agenda.
  • Academic Senate forwards recommendations to Provost or their designee for approval.
December 2018
  • Office of the Registrar updates courses in the student information system (PeopleSoft) with changes effective Summer 2019, so data is in place for building the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 class schedules.
Winter 2019
  • Departments plan Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 class schedules based upon approved course proposals for the 2019-20 catalog.
  • Office of the Registrar begins build of the degree audit, flowcharts, PolyPlanner roadmaps, and curriculum worksheets for new catalog.
  • Departments and colleges receive proof copy of the new catalog from the Office of the Registrar and update their respective college/department descriptions and faculty information.
  • Office of the Registrar makes the final edits and prepares the catalog for publication.
spring 2019
  • 2019-20 Catalog is published.
  • Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 class schedules are published, so students may plan for registration.
summer 2019
  • Office of the Registrar updates faculty information in the catalog per the University’s announcement of promotion and tenure awards.

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