Course Proposal Timeline for Interim 2016:
The Interim Term Committee (ITC) asks that academic departments meet this schedule:
By December 15, 2014 - 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 February 6, 2015 - 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 12, 2015 - All course proposals should be approved by host departments and submitted electronically to the ITC.
By March 12, 2015 - 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 12, 2015 - Instructors may begin promotion of approved off-campus courses.
March 30, 2015 - The Faculty Senate will consider the final slate of proposed off-campus course descriptions for final adoption.
April 15, 2015 - 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 16, 2015 - 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 2015 meeting.
April 27, 2015 - The Faculty Senate will consider the final slate of proposed on-campus course descriptions for final adoption.
By May 4, 2015 -The final Interim-2016 course schedule will be available to students via the web.
By May 14, 2015 - 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, 2015 - Student off-campus interim applications deadline
Between May 14 and Oct 15, 2015 - Instructors should submit final course rosters to the Off-Campus Programs office for registration.
November 3, 2015 - Registration begins for Interim 2016.
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.