Curricular Deadlines

Senate Curriculum Report Schedule
Academic Year 2018-2019

All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

PROPOSAL DUE DATEREPORT PUBLICATION DATESCCA MEETING DATEAPPROVED COURSE
PROPOSAL EFFECTIVE
SEMESTER
August 10, 2018August 28, 2018September 18, 2018ADD = Spring 2019
CHANGE/DROP
Spring 2020
September 21, 2018October 9, 2018October 23, 2018ADD = Spring 2019
CHANGE/DROP
Spring 2020
October 26, 2018November 13, 2018December 4, 2018ADD = Spring 2019
CHANGE/DROP
Spring 2020
December 14, 2018January 15, 2019January 29, 2019ADD = Summer 2019
CHANGE/DROP
Spring 2020
February 1, 2019February 19, 2019March 12, 2019ADD = Summer 2019
CHANGE/DROP
Spring 2020
March 22, 2019April 9, 2019April 23, 2019ADD = Fall 2019
CHANGE/DROP
Summer 2020
June 14, 2019June 25, 2019TBD if summer
meeting is held

Following the approval of a report (30 days after the report is published), new courses become effective the next semester not yet begun. Changes in existing course offerings and courses being dropped will become effective the first semester that has not yet rolled in LionPath from the previous year, unless written objection is received at the Senate Office and an exception is granted.

*Please note that the following information is subject to change due to LionPath*

Common Course Numbers (for which special titles may be given–as a one-semester offering–*

  • 294/394/494/594/894 – Research Topics
  • 295/395/495/595/898 – Internships
  • 296/396/496/596/896 – Independent Studies
  • 097/197/297/397/497/597/897 – Special Topics
    • Special topics Inter-domain and Linked courses use following letter suffixes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K
  • 098/198/298/398/498/598/898 – Special Topics
  • 099/199/299/399/499/599/899 – Foreign Studies

All requests for special topics (one-semester titles) should be submitted to the Senate Office, e-mail univfs@psu.edu, four (4) weeks prior to registration.

All requests for Inter-domain or Linked one-semester offerings should be submitted to the Senate Office, e-mail univfs@psu.edu, six (6) weeks prior to registration.

One-Semester request forms: http://senate.psu.edu/curriculum/forms-for-curricular-changes/


*The following alpha letters have been reserved for identifying special types of courses:

A-G,I-K – special topics courses
H – honors courses or sections
M – honors and writing intensive courses
N – inter-domain courses
Q – inter-domain and honors courses
S – First-Year Seminar courses
T – honors and first-year seminar courses
U – United States cultures and/or international cultures and honors courses
V – linked and honors courses
W – writing intensive courses
X – First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y – United States cultures and/or international cultures and writing courses
Z – Linked courses

*Please note not all courses falling into the above categories carry the suffix on the course.