Do you need to create a new course or update key information about a course? You’ll need to write a course proposal, including an official syllabus, and submit it through Lumen.
New course proposals are proposals to create a new course number. This can be for a completely new course or for a course that was previously taught under a Special Topics listing.
Course change proposals are adjustments to an existing course. This could include updating the title, course number, requisites, learning outcomes, number of credits, course description, components (e.g. adding a discussion section or lab), attributes (e.g. Quantitative reasoning, LAS credit, graduate attribute), or cross-listings.
Tip: If you have only course learning outcomes for a course that does not already have them, there’s a shorter process for that. Learn about the Course Learning Outcomes Initiative.
Course Proposal Steps (New or Changes)
- Check with your department to confirm that they will support your proposal.
- Determine the deadline for submitting your proposal. Begin as early as possible. Please note that course change proposals and new course proposals have different deadlines. Cross-listed courses and courses with attributes have additional approval steps and take more time.
- Contact your Engineering Academic Planner, Sara Hagen, for assistance with the remaining steps.
- Using the template provided by Sara (or the InterPro template), create and format your syllabus. Ask Sara to review your syllabus.
- Work with Sara to draft the proposal in Lumen and upload a PDF of the syllabus.
- The proposal will go through departmental approval (processes vary), College approval (by the APCRC), and University approval (by the UCC).