Course Changes

If you need to add, eliminate, or update a course or courses, follow the instructions below to enable the change to happen in a timely manner.

 

Approval Process for New Courses

  • Fill out a Catalog Change Form (PDF) and submit it to Student Academic Services during Autumn Quarter for the upcoming academic year.
  • The SPU registrar submits new courses to the Curriculum Committee.
  • The department is notified of the decisions/actions of the Curriculum Committee.
  • Student Academic Services will add new courses to Banner once they are approved.

 

Changing or Inactivating a Course

  • Fill out a Catalog Change Form (PDF), have it signed by your department chair and dean, and then submit it to Student Academic Services during Autumn Quarter for the upcoming academic year.
  • Additions and updates can happen only during Autumn Quarter.

 

Remember the impact this change might have on students already admitted to your major(s) or on other departments who may also rely on a specific course for their major requirements. If a course has been inactivated, you can no longer offer a section of it.

 

Course Restrictions

A student may not be able to register for a specific course for a variety of reasons, including specific major or level restrictions or prerequisite requirements. Because restrictions and prerequisites are placed on classes at the request of the school or department, students must request an exception from either the instructor or the department. Find out more about restrictions.

 

Permissions

Courses may be set up for which students must obtain faculty or department permission prior to registering for a course. You or an administrative assistant can enter the permission override into Banner, allowing a student to register online. Find out more about permissions.

 

Schedule Types

A schedule type is a three-character code:

  • The first character is a unique code denotes the class’ delivery type such as lecture or lab.
  • The second character determines whether the class is considered “Regular (organized) class (R)” or “Individual instruction (I).”
  • The third character indicates whether the section is counted toward “Faculty load” (L), or does not count toward faculty load” (N).
  • Choose the schedule type(s), and indicate the primary type if there is more than one. The Office of Information and Data Management uses this information for University reporting.
  • Schedule Type Chart. (Excel file)

 

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