Faculty Handbook

26. Course Offerings

Course Offerings

The appropriate School or Division determines course offerings. It is the responsibility of the Dean or Division Chair, with the assistance of faculty, to periodically review course offerings. The Academic Affairs Council and the Vice President for Academic Affairs must approve proposed changes in course offerings. For all new courses being proposed, a syllabus must be presented to the Academic Affairs Council for review prior to approval. All new courses must be approved by the Academic Affairs Council and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.Changes to course offerings and new courses will begin at the start of the next academic term unless a delay, for a legitimate academic reason, is requested by the School, Division or the Vice President for Academic Affairs. It is the responsibility of Deans or Division Chairs to assure that all course offerings listed in the catalog are accurate and current.

Course by Special Arrangement

Faculty may occasionally offer courses by special arrangement. The Dean or Division Chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs must approve courses taught by special arrangement.

Course by Directed Study 

In consultation with an advisor or sponsor, students are invited to propose directed study in subject areas not included in the catalog or in the regular curriculum. This opportunity is available as an accommodation to students where special need, strong interest, and a lack of appropriate alternatives exist. Approval of directed study is by the student’s advisor, the applicable division chair/dean, the Registrar, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs