Academic Catalog Changes
The Academic Catalog is the official listing of the university’s academic programs and policies that impact these programs. Maintained by the Office of the Registrar with oversight from the Office of the Provost, the Catalog is reviewed by designated academic unit contacts on an annual basis.
The catalog for the upcoming academic year is published prior to the Spring commencement of the preceding academic year. The deadline to submit requests for additions or changes to the catalog is set annually by the Registrar. The catalog is approved by the Office of the Provost, along with the Registrar, prior to publication.
The creation, elimination, or other modification of programs, courses, or degree requirements, or any other curricular changes approved through the established processes of the university curriculum committees prior to February will be included in the catalog for the upcoming academic year, provided any requirements under the SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy have been met.
Additions or modification to other information in the catalog are subject to the approval of the Provost, in conjunction with the Registrar, and may be requested at any time during the year. If submitted and approved prior to the Registrar’s deadline for publication, these will be incorporated to the catalog for the upcoming academic year.
Changes to the catalog are not permitted after the publication date, with the following exceptions:
- Correction of an obvious typographical error or error in graphics
- With approval of the Provost:
- Correction of an error, confirmed by documented approvals
- Change to department structure or faculty
- In exceptional circumstances and at the direct request of the Provost:
- Change to courses, degrees, or policy requirements
- Addition of a new program
- At the request of the Provost, changes required by law, regulation, or accreditation requirements
Faculty wishing to offer a new course between catalog cycles are encouraged to teach the subject matter under a Special Topics placeholder course until the new course is published in the next catalog.
Interim program adjustments may be handled by moving an affected student’s catalog year to the newer curriculum in the upcoming catalog per the Catalog Year Policy or by submitting course substitutions on the student’s behalf under the current catalog.
Each academic year’s catalog is archived when the next year’s catalog is published. The catalog archive is available via the Archived Catalogs website.