The majority of course changes are approved through the University Course Challenge process: an approval procedure through which colleges can propose curricular changes to the campus community on a monthly basis. Straightforward changes, including those which may affect students and programs in other colleges, are posted on the University Course Challenge website for a period of two weeks. If unchallenged, these proposals are automatically approved. Any challenges should be forwarded to both Seanine Warrington in Registrarial Services and Amanda Storey in the Office of the University Secretary.

Submitting a Proposal

All new programs and curricular changes require college approval before university approval can occur. Since approval processes and timelines vary at the college level, the first step in any curricular change proposal should involve your college. Please contact your college office to assist you through the necessary governance processes:

College of Agriculture & Bioresources Amie Shirkie
College of Arts & Science Alexis Dahl
College of Dentistry Kelly Mulligan
College of Education Arvelle Van Dyck
Edwards School of Business Noreen Mahoney
College of Engineering Christopher Martin
School of Environment & Sustainability Andrea Eccleston
College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Kelly Clement
College of Kinesiology Keeran Wagner
College of Law Pam Kimber
College of Medicine Sherry Pederson
College of Nursing Donna Ludwar
College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Diane Favreau
St. Thomas More College Jacquie Berg
Teaching & Learning Centre David Parkinson
Western College of Veterinary Medicine Paige Links

Proposals should be submitted by your college through the Catalogue Office.

New Courses

Final Approval: University Course Challenge, through college faculty council (or delegated committee)

Submission: Course and Program Catalogue entry, including rationale for change proposal; Course Creation Form; New Course Proposal Form; Fee Review Committee Submission Form if supplemental course fees are being proposed; record and date of college approval

*Note: A new course that is part of a new program proposal must be submitted with the proposal itself, rather than as an individual course proposal.

Course Deletions

Final Approval: University Course Challenge, through college faculty council (or delegated committee)

Submission: Course and Program Catalogue entry, including rationale for change proposal; record and date of college approval

Deadline: final approval by the end of January to be removed from the March publication of the Course and Program Catalogue and to be effective for the upcoming Spring or Fall Term

Major Course Changes

These changes involve courses from colleges outside of the sponsoring college, such as prerequisite and corequisite changes.

Final Approval: University Course Challenge, through college faculty council (or delegated committee)

Submission: Course and Program Catalogue entry with changes in red; including rationale for change proposal; record and date of college approval

Deadline: final approval by the end of May to be implemented for June registration

Minor Course Changes

These changes do not affect colleges outside of the sponsoring unit; examples are course title and description changes.

Final Approval: college faculty council (or delegated committee)

Submission: Course and Program Catalogue entry with changes in red; record and date of college approval

Deadline: final approval by the end of May to be implemented for June registration

Changes to Course Tuition

Examples include: the change from one existing tuition code to another, and the addition of a non-standard tuition amount to a new or existing course.

Final Approval: The Board of Governors through the college dean, the Institutional Planning & Assessment Office, the registrar, and the Provost's Committee on Integrated Planning (PCIP); college faculty council must be notified for information.

Submission: Consultation with the Registrar Form (to be completed at the consultation with the registrar meeting)

Deadline: final approval by December to be implemented for June registration

Changes to Course Fees

These include the following: the addition, deletion, or revision of all materials, excursion, and supplemental course fees.

Final Approval: Provost's Committee on Integrated Planning (PCIP) through the College Dean, and the Fee Review Committee; college faculty council must be notified for information.

SubmissionFee Review Committee Submission Form

Deadline: final approval by December to be implemented for June registration

Questions?

Registrarial Services

Email catalogue@usask.ca for assistance with submitting curricular changes.


Office of the University Secretary

For questions related to the governance process and committees of Council.


Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

For support and assistance with program design and pedagogical support.