Curriculum Change Information
All Faculty of Arts curriculum changes must go through a series of steps:
1 – Submission to the Dean’s office
2 – Discussion and approval by the Arts Curriculum Committee
3 – Discussion and approval by Arts Divisional Council
4 – Discussion and approval by the Senate Academic Planning Committee
5 – Discussion and approval by Senate
Committee members this year include: Abderrahman Beggar, Jing Jing Chang, Karljurgen Feuerherm, Andrew Herman, Dana Sawchuk and Alicia Sliwinski.
Curriculum submissions must be presented on standardized university templates, which are provided by Laurier’s Quality Assurance Office. These templates and corresponding information can be found here: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=12695&p=19467.
The 2015-2016 Academic Year
Faculty contact: Cathy Mahler (Administrative Assistant to the Dean)
Submission deadlines (email attachments), sent to email@example.com, due:
September 25, 2015 October 9 Curriculum Committee meeting January 11 Senate
November 13, 2015 November 27 Curriculum Committee meeting March 3 Senate
January 15, 2016 January 29 Curriculum Committee meeting April 13 Senate
March 18, 2016 April 1 Curriculum Committee meeting May 26 Senate
1 – If you are planning changes that affect first-year offerings, we advise you to aim for the September 25 deadline. Senate approval in January will allow for those changes to be included in the information disseminated to high school applicants.
2 – The last submission deadline (March 18) does not guarantee that the changes will be made to the calendar in time to reach students registering in June. The Registrar’s Office staff are typically very busy in early June, managing Convocation, so the process of inputting Senate-approved curriculum changes to the online calendar could take until the end of June.
3 – You are strongly advised to consult with Richard Nemesvari as soon as possible on any significant curriculum changes you are thinking of making. The earlier you consult, the more likely your changes will meet with the Curriculum Committee’s approval.