Courses Not Regularly Offered Policy

Policy number04-15
Responsible officeRegistrar
Enforcement officialOffice of the Registrar
ClassificationBoard of Trustees-delegated Policy
Category04. Academic Programs and Requirements

Statement of policy

This policy articulates that graduate courses must be offered at least once every five years and undergraduate courses once every three years. Those courses not offered in that time frame will be deleted from the catalog unless an exception is approved by the college dean.

Full Policy Details

The policy for courses not regularly offered will be a two stop process:

Step One

Each year during the spring semester the Registrar’s Office will provide to departments a list of undergraduate courses that have not been offered in the last three consecutive years and graduate courses that have not been offered in the last five consecutive years for review. If the department recommends that a course remain active, the dean’s approval is required. Courses that do not receive dean approval are deleted and can only be reinstated by going through the curriculum process.

Step Two

Any undergraduate course that has not been offered in the last five consecutive years and any graduate course that has not been offered in the last eight consecutive years will automatically be deleted and removed from future catalogs. A list of courses deleted as a result of this process will be shared with the Provost and the deans. Once deleted; a course can only be reinstated by going through the curriculum process.

History

Effective date of current versionSeptember 24, 2015
Date first adopted
Proposed date of next reviewJune 1, 2021