Under the University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, University Council is responsible for overseeing and directing the university's academic affairs. This includes prescribing curricula, programs of instruction, and courses of study offered by the colleges and schools.
University Council has developed several mechanisms for the approval of new and revised courses and programs, student admission requirements, course and program deletions, prerequisites, and other types of curricular changes. While retaining approval authority for significant curricular changes, University Council has delegated authority for a number of curricular changes to college deans, the provost, University Course Challenge and the Academic Programs Committee (APC).
Highlighted below are procedures for some commonly-proposed curricular changes. For a comprehensive list of curricular changes and the necessary approval procedures, please reivew the Academic and Curricular Changes Authority Chart and contact Amanda Storey in the Office of the University Secretary.
Creating a New Program
New Courses and Course Changes
including new courses; course deletions; changes to prerequisites and corequisites; course title changes; course fee changes
including minor editorial changes; changes to required and elective courses in existing programs; program terminations; and tuition changes
Please review the important dates and deadlines in the Year at a Glance Memo and the following academic policies:
For assistance with submitting curricular changes and Course and Program Catalogue publication, email Seanine Warrington; for questions related to academic governance processes and committees of University Council, email Amanda Storey; and for information on tuition and fees, visit the Institutional Planning & Assessment Office website.