Course schedule development timeline, Summer and Fall 2019
Oct 26- Nov-9: Department schedulers compile their respective department’s course offerings. This includes standard courses, special topics, practicum, directed studies, directed research, thesis, capstone, and doctoral capstones. Faculty decisions at this time include:
Does the course already exist in the course inventory? If not, do we need to propose a special topics course?
Who will be teaching the course, and are they fully hired and credentialed?
Where will the course be offered, and by what teaching modes?
Will any courses need approval for nontraditional delivery? Documentation must reach Curriculum Committee no later than December 1.
Which students will be let into the course (eg, grad, undergrad, majors only, other HSC colleges, other A&M colleges, anyone)?
Should there be instructor approval for enrollment?
Am I paying attention to grade mode as allowed under Student Rule 10?
Are the catalog prerequisites accurate? (If not, this requires a course change request thru the A&M approval process and will be effective for future semesters).Will there be fees attached? (NOTE: See John O’Neill.)
November 12-16: Department schedulers meet to ensure proposed courses meet needs of degree plans, per agreements, in College Station, McAllen, Houston and Internet Distance Education programs (including certificate students).
November 12-16: Department schedulers meet to plan room scheduling.
Remember that grad classes’ MW block from 11:30 – 12:20 will be held open for presentations and meetings.
November 26: Department schedulers submit Summer and Fall schedule worksheets to OAA.
December 1: Last day for documentation for approval of courses for nontraditional delivery to reach Curriculum Committee (in CARS for existing courses, on paper to OAA for Special Topics).
December 3: OAA sends compiled schedule worksheet to Departments for review and signature.
December 14: Departments return signed final schedules to OAA.
Mid-December: SRS and Astra open for course scheduling.
January 5: Last day for Departments to submit Summer and Fall Special Topics (for traditional delivery) forms and syllabi to OAA, ready for SPH Curriculum Committee and Dean’s approval.
January 14: OAA submits Special Topics course requests to TAMU OGAPS (for grad courses) or Registrar (for undergrad courses).