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CLA Curriculum Committee Continuous Curriculum Review

During the academic years 2019-2020, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 GE recertification will be taking place. As such, the university has moved to a one-year catalog cycle. Please pay close attention to information on https://registrar.calpoly.edu/2021-22-catalog-proposals. The information provided below gives the College of Liberal Arts' specific deadlines and instructions for submitting courses under university's continuous curriculum review process. 

What types of changes can be made via continuous review?

  • New courses
  • New G.E. courses 
  • New USCP courses 
  • Existing courses (modifications only; deletions/deactivations cannot be submitted) 
  • Selected Topics courses* 
  • Subtitle courses*

* Should be submitted at least one month prior to the start of registration using the Selected Topics Course Proposal form (DOC)
 

How can a new course be submitted?

Are there exceptions for submitting courses?

  • A course cannot affect another department, unless a consent memo accompanies the proposal at the time of the original submission.
  • A course cannot create a new requirement to students under the current or previous catalog, unless the course is a replacement or alternative course and it is the same unit count.
  • A course cannot result in an increase in units for students in required courses.
     

What are the dates for submitting materials to the CLA Curriculum Committee?

  • See the tables below for specific dates.
  • Please note that the dates indicated are hard deadlines. If you miss a date, your submissions will be reviewed for the next review cycle.
     

What forms must departments submit?

To whom and how many forms must be submitted?

  • Submit electronic copies (Word or PDF) to both the CLA associate dean and the CLA Curriculum Committee chair.
  • Once courses are approved, paper copies will be required for signatures.
     

What else must continuous review proposals include?

  • All courses must address resource issues. How will a new or modified course affect teaching loads and unit assignments?
  • All course modifications must include a specific rationale for the proposed changes.
  • Where there is overlap with courses taught in other departments, CLA or otherwise, an MOU form the other department must be included. 
     

What curriculum changes will need to be submitted through the regular curriculum review cycle?

  • New majors
  • New minors
  • New concentrations
  • Courses that affect other programs
  • Existing courses being proposed for G.E. and/or USCP
  • Courses that change unit requirements for one's majors
  • Significant changes to majors or minors 
  • Deactivated courses
     

Where can we get more information?

The Curriculum Handbook on the Registrar's website provides more information.


I. Time Table for Submitting NEW Courses

QUARTER TO BE IMPLEMENTED CLA CURRICULUM COMMITTEE –
ELECTRONIC FORM
ACADEMIC SENATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Spring 2021 September 9, 2020 September 25, 2020
Summer 2021 Deadline Passed Deadline passed
Fall 2021 Deadline passed Deadline passed
Winter 2022 March 4, 2021 April 1, 2021
Spring 2022 March 4, 2021 April 1, 2021


II. Time Table for Submitting MODIFIED Courses

QUARTER TO BE
IMPLEMENTED
CLA CURRICULUM COMMITTEE - 
ELECTRONIC form
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - 
Electronic form
Spring 2021 Deadline passed September 25, 2020
Summer 2021 Deadline passed Deadline passed
Fall 2021 Deadline passed Deadline passed
Winter 2022 Deadline passed Deadline passed


II. Time Table for Submitting SUBTITLE and SELECTED TOPICS Courses

QUARTER TO BE
IMPLEMENTED
CLA CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
(*USE Topics FORM)
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Winter 2021 September 28, 2020 October 5, 2020
Spring 2021 December 4, 2021 January 19, 2021
Summer 2021 February 22, 2021 March 26, 2021
Fall 2021 March 19, 2021 April 16, 2021
Winter 2022 September 10, 2021 October 1, 2021
Spring 2022 November 19, 2021 January 4, 2022

If a due date falls on the weekend or holiday, the next working day is acceptable. 
 

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