Curriculum

The Curriculum Department within the Office of the Registrar is responsible for the maintenance of course information as well as the scheduling of centrally scheduled classrooms for classes and other events.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall 2020
    Description Date
    Classes available for update Dec 4, 2019
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) Dec 4, 2019
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan 29, 2020
    Initial class data entry cut-off (end of day) Feb 3, 2020
    Deadline for scheduling key academic events.  Feb 3, 2020
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Feb 3, 2020
    Freeze: RO Curriculum runs mass classroom scheduling process; units refrain from making class and event changes Feb 4-10, 2020
    Classes available for additional changes Feb 11, 2020
    Clean-up: Units and RO Curriculum make additional scheduling changes. Feb 11-Jun 30, 2020
    Deadline for Course Topics Feb 14, 2020
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Mar 2, 2020
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Mar 25, 2020
    Registration begins for selected units Apr 1, 2020
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Apr 6, 2020
    Units begin ad-hoc event scheduling (Except during Final Exam Period) Jul 1, 2020
    Classes begin Aug 31, 2020
    Submit requests for additional and/or special Final Exam room requests Sep 28, 2020
    Units begin scheduling non-class events during Final Exam Period Oct 5, 2020
    Last day of in person classes Nov 20, 2020
    Last day of classes Dec 8, 2020
    Final Exams Dec 10-11, 2020
    Final Exams Dec 14-18, 2020
  • Winter 2021
    Description Date
    Classes available for update Mar 27, 2020
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) Mar 27, 2020
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Sep 14, 2020
    Initial class data entry cut-off (end of day) Oct 5, 2020
    Deadline for scheduling key academic events.  Oct 5, 2020
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Oct 5, 2020
    Freeze: RO Curriculum runs mass classroom scheduling process; units refrain from making class and event changes Oct 6-12, 2020
    Classes available for additional changes Oct 13, 2020
    Clean-up: Units and RO Curriculum make additional scheduling changes. Oct 13-Nov 15, 2020
    Deadline for Course Topics Oct 9, 2020
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Oct 16, 2020
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Nov 9, 2020
    Registration begins for selected units Nov 16, 2020
    Units begin ad-hoc event scheduling (Except during Final Exam Period) Nov 16, 2019
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Nov 19, 2020
    Classes begin Jan 19, 2021
    Submit requests for additional and/or special Final Exam room requests Feb 10, 2021
    Units begin scheduling non-class events during Final Exam Period Feb 24, 2021
    Last day of classes Apr 21, 2021
    Final Exams Apr 23, 2021
    Final Exams Apr 26-30, 2021
  • Spring/Summer 2021
    Description Date
    Classes available for update May 8, 2020
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) May 8, 2020
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan 27, 2021
    Recommended date for initial class entry Feb 8, 2021
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Feb 8, 2021
    Deadline for Course Topics Feb 12, 2021
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Mar 1, 2021
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Mar 24, 2021
    Registration begins for selected units Mar 29, 2021
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Apr 1, 2021
    Classes begin May 4, 2021
    Last day of classes Spring Jun 21, 2021
    Final Exams Spring Jun 24-25, 2021
    Classes begin Summer Jun 30, 2021
    Last day of classes Spr-Sum & Summer Aug 17, 2021
    Final Exams Spr-Sum & Summer Aug 19-20, 2021

Instruction Mode

Instruction Mode describes the type of instructional contact between students and instructors. It is defined at the section level, meaning that the Lecture and Lab sections for the same course may have different instruction modes. The field is updated in Wolverine Access under Maintain Schedule of Classes > Basic Data panel.

P - In Person - Instructors and students meet in a physical location for all scheduled class time. Requested Room Capacity for In Person sections should in reflect the number of students who will be physically present. This is the default mode when a new section is added.

DC - Distance Due to COVID - Students receive instruction remotely, using video conferencing technology for synchronous (real time) classes or asynchronous (recorded) classes. Students and instructors are never in the same physical location. Apply this mode to sections being taught remotely because of COVID-19.

D - Distance - The definition is the same as DC (above) but is intended for classes that would have met remotely pre-COVID-19.

MC - Hybrid Due to COVID - All students in the section will attend some class meetings in person and all students will participate in some class meetings remotely. Requested Room Cap for a Hybrid section should reflect in person attendance on any given. Apply this mode to sections being taught in hybrid format because of COVID-19.

M - Hybrid (formerly referred to as Mixed) - The definition is the same as MC (above) but is intended for classes that would have had a Hybrid format pre-COVID-19.

Some examples of Hybrid meetings include:

  • Class meets in person on Mondays and remotely on Wednesdays.
  • Half of the students meet in person on Tuesdays and remotely on Thursdays. The other half of the students meet remotely on Tuesday and in person on Thursdays.
  • Class meets in person once a month and all other class meetings are remote. This is still considered hybrid.

Remember, if some students in a section are participating in the class exclusively remotely, a separate distance section should be created for these students.

Department Services

Curriculum Training

Class Creation - To gain access to update classes in M-Pathways, Class Maintainers must take the following sequence of eLearning classes via My LINC:
CUE101
CUE201A
CUE201B
CUE201C

Class Maintainers must also attend Class Creation Access Review (CUL301), which is offered biweekly. Register for CUL301 via My LINC.

Other My LINC classes that are valuable for many Class Maintainers:
Event Scheduling (SAE115)
Independent Study and Permissions (SRE105)

Registrar’s Office Curriculum staff are available to provide detailed discussion or explanation of topics such as Reserve Capacities, Class Associations and Instructor Data.

Classroom Scheduling

Classroom Information provides specific room characteristics and technical support information for the centrally scheduled classrooms.

Student Groups contact Student Organization Account Services (SOAS) to schedule a classroom.

Classroom scheduling information for groups outside the university community:
Conference Services
University Unions

Class and Classroom Scheduling Policy (takes effect for the Winter 2013 term)
Overview
Policy
Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Links
Course Maintenance
Room Scheduling
Schedule of Classes
Engineering (North Campus) Classroom Scheduling
Teaching Evaluations