Requested Approval Type and Term
(page 1 of course request)
*A requested type of approval and effective date must be entered for all course requests.
A new course may be proposed for either permanent or temporary approval. A changed course must be proposed for permanent approval.
A temporary new course receives approval for one term only. Temporary approval should only be used when final approval of a permanent course is pending or for courses offered on an experimental basis.
If a unit wishes to propose that a temporary course be approved permanently, the unit should change the approved temporary course to propose the course permanently.
The requested effective date needs to be considered within the context of the relationship of the course to academic programs, in relation to other courses, and in relation to the target student audience. The requested effective term should coincide with the date of the next unpublished Schedule. Course approval deadline dates for new permanent, new temporary, and course changes/drops are available by clicking on Important Dates.
Keep in mind that a course may not be dropped retroactively; it will be dropped for the term of the next unpublished Schedule. If a new course is approved for a specific semester, it does not mean that a unit is obligated to offer it that semester. Rather, it is available to be offered by the unit beginning that semester.
The approved effective date is assigned by the Office of Academic Programs. The approved effective date can differ from the proposed effective date requested. The approved effective date is determined by the date of college approval, the date of Senate approval (should this be required), the requested effective date that was entered here, and the term of the next unpublished Schedule.
EXAMPLE: A unit submits a course outline in late May, 2006. The fall 2006 Schedule has already been distributed and the call for the spring 2007 Schedule is over two months away. The proposed effective date should be spring 2007. The Office of Academic Programs approves the course in late June, 2006. The approved effective term will be spring 2007.
EXAMPLE: A unit submits a course outline in October, 2006. The spring 2007 Schedule has already been distributed and the campus is beginning preparation for the summer 2007 Schedule. The proposed effective date should be summer 2007. The Office of Academic Programs approves the course in November, 2006. The approved effective term will be summer 2007.