Course Proposal Timeline for Interim 2014:
The Interim Term Committee (ITC) asks that academic departments meet this schedule:
By December 3, 2012 - All course proposal forms will be available to faculty online. Departments should have reviewed DCM and other course assignments by this date or shortly thereafter.
By January 14, 2013 - Department chairpersons should submit a tentative list of Interim 2014 teaching assignments, together with a list of faculty released from Interim teaching due to sabbaticals, CRFs, semester overloads, reduced loads, and other assignments. Please email this list to email@example.com.
By February 4, 2013 - Department faculty should submit course proposals, including those for off-campus courses, to department curriculum committees and chairpersons for review of course offerings and content; the department may suggest either revisions to proposed courses or development of additional or alternative courses to meet college and departmental needs.
By February 18, 2013 - All course proposals should be approved by host departments and submitted electronically to the ITC.
By March 27, 2013 - The ITC will review and finalize the list of of approved off-campus course descriptions, notify instructors regarding decisions, and request final adoption from the Faculty Senate at its April meeting. The course descriptions will be posted on the Off-Campus Programs website.
March 27, 2013 - Instructors may begin promotion of approved off-campus courses.
April 8, 2013 - The Faculty Senate will consider the final slate of proposed off-campus course descriptions for final adoption.
April 15, 2013 - Off-campus Instructors may begin collecting student applications and deposits. Student applications for off-campus Interim courses should be submitted to the registrar's office for preliminary approval by the registrar and Student Life.
By April 24, 2013 - The ITC will review and finalize the list of of approved on-campus course descriptions, notify instructors, and request final adoption from the Faculty Senate at its May 2013 meeting.
May 6, 2013 - The Faculty Senate will consider the final slate of proposed on-campus course descriptions for final adoption.
By May 9, 2013 -The final Interim-2014 course schedule will be available to students via the web.
By May 13, 2013 - Off-campus instructors are encouraged to make final student selections for "high demand" (fixed-enrollment) courses, so that unselected students have time to research alternatives.
October 1, 2013 - Student off-campus interim applications deadline
Between May 13 and Oct 14, 2013 - Instructors should submit final course rosters to the Off-Campus Programs office for registration.
October 28, 2013 - Registration begins for Interim 2014.
The Interim Term Committee is charged by the faculty with review both of the content of specific courses and of the overall distribution of Interim course offerings. Questions that arise will be discussed with instructors and department chairs, usually by the ITC member who has been assigned as liaison with several departments. Courses will be approved provisionally when the committee's questions have been answered; formal committee approval is normally given to all proposed courses as a group to be sure that issues of balance and level have been appropriately resolved.