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Curriculum Timelines

Timelines for Curriculum Committee, Degree and Certificate Committee and Catalog Publishing for 2019-2020

For specific meeting and deadline dates, please visit the Curriculum Committee or Degree and Certificate Committee sites.

Degrees, Certificates and Elective Lists
2019-2020 Timeline for Approvals and Catalog Inclusion
Available to Award with substitution* Available to Award Available in Catalog
SAC Admin Liaison Recommendation Deadline Month Passed in Curriculum and/or DAC Committee (and Meeting Date) Revised Degrees, Certificates or Elective Lists New Degrees, Certificates or Elective Lists New Degrees, Certificates or Elective Lists
September 20, 2019 October 2019
(Oct. 9, 2019)
Spring 2020 Summer 2020 2020-2021
October 25, 2019 November 2019
(Nov. 13, 2019)
Summer 2020 Fall 2020 2020-2021
November 2019 is the last date for new AAS degrees, new degree options of existing AAS degrees, new certificates and elective lists to be submitted for inclusion in the 2020-2021 catalog.
November 22, 2019 December 2019
(Dec. 9, 2019)
Fall 2020 Fall 2020 2020-2021: Revisions only
2021-2022: New
December 27, 2019 January 2020
(Jan. 15, 2020)
Fall 2020 Fall 2020 2020-2021: Revisions only
2021-2022: New
January 24, 2020 February 2020
(Feb. 12, 2020)
Fall 2020 Fall 2020 2020-2021: Revisions only
2021-2022: New
February 2020 is the last date for new/revised courses and revised degrees, certificates or elective lists to be submitted for inclusion in the 2020-2021 catalog.
February 21, 2020 March 2020
(Mar. 11, 2020)
Winter 2021 Winter 2021 2021-2022
March 20, 2020 April 2020
(Apr.8, 2020)
Winter 2021 Winter 2021 2021-2022
April 17 2020 May 2020
(May 13, 2020)
Winter 2021 Winter 2021 2021-2022
May 15, 2020 June 2020
(Jun. 8, 2020)
Winter 2021 Winter 2021 2021-2022
July-Sept 2020
No meetings
* Departments may allow eligible students to graduate under the requirements of a revised degree/certificate after the revision is approved, but before the revision is published in the catalog. In such cases the department may submit a single substitution form for all impacted students for each term affected, until the catalog including the revision is published.
CTE and LDC Courses
2019-2020 Timeline for Approvals and Catalog Inclusion
Earliest Implementation:* Available in Catalog:
SAC Admin Liaison Recommendation Deadline Month Passed in Curriculum and/or DAC Committee (and Meeting Date) Revised CTE/LDC New CTE courses New LDC New and revised
September 13, 2019 October 2019
(October 2, 2019)
Spring 2020 All CTE courses must be attached to a degree, certificate, or elective list. The first term a new CTE course can be taught will be determined by the approval of the new or revised degree/ certificate/ elective list it is attached to, and the timeline for that approval. Spring 2020 2020-2021
October 18, 2019 November 2019
(Nov. 6, 2019)
Spring 2020 Summer 2020 2020-2021
To clarify what term a new CTE course can be taught, determine if the course is attached to a revised or new degree, certificate, or elective list, and check the appropriate timeline.
November 2019 is the last date for new AAS degrees, new degree options of existing AAS degrees and new certificates to be submitted for inclusion in the 2020-2021 catalog.
November 15, 2019 December 2019
(Dec. 4, 2019)
Summer 2020 Summer 2020 2020-2021
December 20, 2019 January 2020
(Jan. 8, 2020)
Summer 2020 Summer 2020 2020-2021
January 17, 2020 February 2020
(Feb. 5, 2020)
Summer 2020 Fall 2020 2020-2021
February 2020 is the last date for new/revised courses, updates to gen ed list and revised degrees to be submitted for inclusion in the 2020-2021 catalog.
February 14, 2020 March 2020
(March 4, 2020)
Fall 2020 Fall 2020 2021-2022
March 13, 2020 April 2020
(Apr. 1, 2020)
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 2021-2022
April 10, 2020 May 2020
(May 6, 2020)
Winter 2021 Winter 2021 2021-2022
May 8, 2020 June 2020
(Jun. 3, 2020)
Winter 2021 Winter 2021 2021-2022
July-Sept 2020
No meetings
* Changes which impact a degree or certificate, e.g. like a credit change, may take longer.
Catalog Timeline
Month Timeline for Catalog Publishing*
October 15 Draft of next academic year’s catalog opened to users.
May 30 Catalog is closed for all reviews and edits. All changes must be in workflow.
June 1-30 Open for proofing only. No edits allowed.
July 1-25 Final revision and editing of Catalog
August 1 Catalog Published online.
August 1 – August 14 Courseleaf and Catalog is closed to all users.
August 15 Courseleaf is re-opened for users for the academic year.
October 15 Draft of next academic year’s catalog opened to users.
*This timeline is an approximation. Dates are subject to change due to other factors.