Course schedule development timeline, Summer & Fall 2020

    •   Oct 21- Nov-8: Department schedulers compile their respective department’s course offerings. This includes standard courses, practicum, directed studies, directed research, thesis, capstone, and doctoral capstones, and, if necessary, special topics. 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, are teaching loads being met, and are teaching faculty 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 11-15: Department schedulers, including PHLT and SOPH coordinators, 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 11-15: Department schedulers, including PHLT and SOPH coordinators, 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 27: Department schedulers submit Summer and Fall schedule worksheets to OAA.  

    • December 2: 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 2: OAA sends compiled schedule worksheet to Departments for review and signature.  

    • December 13: Departments return signed final schedules to OAA.  

    • Mid-December: SRS and Astra open for course scheduling  

    • January 6: 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 17: OAA submits Special Topics course requests to TAMU OGAPS (for grad courses) or Registrar (for undergrad courses).