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
The Associate Dean of Arts: Research and Curriculum chairs the Curriculum Committee and is the point person for the internal Arts process. Committee members this year include: Alison Blay-Palmer, Anne Brydon, Michel Desjardins (Chair), Maria DiCenzo, Karljurgen Feuerherm, Ashwani Peetush 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 2014-2015 Academic Year
Faculty contact: Michel Desjardins (Associate Dean).
Submission deadlines (email attachments), sent to Michel Desjardins, due:
September 26, 2014 October 10 Curriculum Committee meeting November 26 Senate
November 14, 2014 December 5 Curriculum Committee meeting February 4 Senate
January 16, 2015 January 30 Curriculum Committee meeting April 15 Senate
March 20, 2015 April 10 Curriculum Committee meeting May 28 Senate
1 – If you are planning changes that affect first-year offerings, we advise you to aim for the September 26 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 20) 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 Michel Desjardins 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.