When a faculty member or instructional program decides to offer a new course, or make changes to or delete an existing one, appropriate course approvals must be obtained.
The Academic Senate's Course Review system, as well as submission deadlines, tutorials, and other information are available at the Academic Senate Web site.
All new courses and major edits to existing courses must be approved by the program director or chair of department/division, the school curriculum committee, and dean of school. Upon final approval by the Academic Senate's Committee on Courses of Instruction the course catalog will be updated.
The Course Catalog is available online and is maintained by the Office of the Registrar.
Minor course changes do not need to go through the full approval queue; they are reviewed for clarity by the Office of the Registrar and published immediately. Minor changes are:
- Instructor changes
- The quarter in which a course is offered
- Location changes
- Title or numbering changes
Contact Lily Fine in the Academic Senate at 415-514-2696 for questions.
To ensure that courses appear in the Course Catalog in a timely way, deadlines have been adopted to accommodate review by the Committee on Courses of Instruction, and the process of catalog updating.
If a course form submission is late, there is no guarantee that the information will appear in the catalog, or be available for the Study List Filing period.