Curriculum Committee

Contact Info:

  • LAS Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr.  Charles Kerton
  • Send email correspondence to; this email address will reach Chair Kerton, Associate Dean Slagell, and Stephanie Hamilton.
  • Send hardcopy correspondence and forms to LAS Curriculum Committee, c/o Stephanie Hamilton, 202 Catt Hall.

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee typically meets 7-8 times each semester; the Committee does not meet during the summer.

Curriculum Committee Meeting Schedule

Fall 2023
Aug. 25 Minutes
Sept. 8 Minutes
Sept. 29 -Did not meet
Oct. 6 – Did not meet
Oct. 20 Agenda
Oct. 27 – Did not meet
Nov. 10 – Did not meet
Dec. 1 – Agenda

Spring 2024
Jan. 19
Feb. 2
Feb. 16
Mar. 1
Mar. 22
Apr. 5
Apr. 19
May 3

Meeting Minutes from Prior Years

2022-23, 2021-222020-212019-202018-19, 2017-20182016-2017, 2015-20162014-20152013-2014, 2012-2013

Catalog and Curricula

Given the catalog freeze for the transition to Workday Student, most of the timelines below do not currently apply. You may review related memos about the freeze here.

Each member of the LAS Curriculum Committee focuses catalog efforts on a cluster of disciplines: Listing of Cluster Area Responsibilities. These individuals can answer your specific curricular questions.

The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee webpage and the Registrar’s Catalog Editing webpage include important information on the catalog editing process.

Handout for Department Chairs, Fall 2018

General Education

LASCC reviews courses for inclusion on the LAS General Education list. Programs should periodically review their general education offerings. Send requested changes for the 2022-23 Catalog to by March 1, 2022. Requests should include justification for the specified general education area and a course syllabus. Additions can be made at any time; deletions will be timed as appropriate with the release of new catalogs and student course registration.

Experimental Course Proposals

Experimental Course Proposals must be submitted electronically using CIM-X. (Choose the green “Add New Experimental Course” button.)

Please note: Given the catalog freeze, all new experimental courses for offering through Summer 2025 must have been approved and fully processed by February 1, 2023 Therefore, the standard dates below do not apply at present. 

For guaranteed review before registration period, Experimental Course Proposals should be ready for the LASCC by these dates:

Spring Course Offerings – September 30 (After September 30, proposals will be reviewed as time allows, in the order they are received.)

Summer and Fall Course Offerings – February 15  (After February 15, proposals will be reviewed as time allows, in the order they are received.)

Experimental Course Proposals received after the deadline will be reviewed in the order received.

To be placed on the LASCC agenda, an experimental course proposal should be at the stage of LAS Coordinator approval (this person acts on behalf of the LASCC) in the CIM-X system by 5PM on the Tuesday before a scheduled meeting. Proposals received after this time will be reviewed as time allows on the agenda.

To submit a proposal, visit the Registrar’s Catalog Editing Page, click on “Quick Links”, and then choose “Experimental course submittal system” in the list.  Anyone with a NetID can submit a new X course in this system. Fields for “Departmental Curriculum Chair” and “Department Chair” will automatically populate based on the LAS Departmental Curriculum Contacts  for catalog updates (pertinent curricular contacts and individuals responsible for various steps of catalog review and updating). Proposals for dual-listed (undergraduate/graduate) courses require the Graduate College’s dual-list form.

Catalog Updating and Approval Workflow

LAS Deadlines for 2024-25 Catalog

Editing Deadline for COURSES (See March 6 memo from the Registrar regarding allowed course edits for the 2024 Catalog.):
Final LAS deadline for submitting course edits: April 15, 2023
All course-level edits are reviewed by LASCC Cluster Area Approvers and the LASCC Chair; the last scheduled LASCC meeting for Spring 2023 will be April 21, 2023.
Editing Access (Course Inventory Management):

Registar’s webpage on Catalog and Course Editing:—course-editing–yearly-

Please note: If your department/program wants to include minimum grade requirements for a pre-requisite, specific course, or set of courses, approval is needed from LAS Academic Standards and Admissions Committee and Faculty Senate Academic Standards Committee. (Contact Stephanie Hamilton,, for guidance on the process.)

Editing for NARRATIVE PORTIONS (e.g. mastheads, 4-year plans, program descriptions, etc.):
Final LAS deadline for submitting narrative edits: The deadline is typically November 1; however, we have a catalog freeze for 2024.
Access through CourseLeaf Next Catalog:

Also, please note minimum grade requirements above.

The Catalog Workflow document shows the standard editing and approval workflows for LAS (course-level catalog changes; narrative/masthead catalog changes; experimental course approvals).

Fall 2023 LAS Curriculum Memo

LAS College-wide Communication Proficiency Foundation Grade Requirement