Curriculum

The Curriculum Department within the Office of the Registrar (RO) 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

  • Spring/Summer 2024
    Description Date
    Classes available for update July 19, 2023
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) July 19, 2023
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan. 22, 2024
    Recommended date for initial class entry Feb. 12, 2024
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Feb. 12, 2024
    Deadline for course topics Feb. 16, 2024
    Availability of online PDF schedule of classes and Wolverine Access class search March 1, 2024
    Pre-registration backpack begins March 27, 2024
    Registration begins for selected units April 3, 2024
    Registration by appointment for undergraduates begins April 8, 2024
    Classes begin May 7, 2024
    Last day of classes for spring June 24, 2024
    Spring final exams June 26-27, 2024
    Summer classes begin June 28, 2024
    Last day of classes spring/summer and summer Aug. 13, 2024
    Final exams spring/summer and summer Aug. 15-16, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    Description Date
    Classes available for update Dec. 4, 2023
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) Dec. 4, 2023
    Deadline for enforced prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan. 22, 2024
    Initial class data entry cutoff (end of day) Feb. 5, 2024
    Deadline for scheduling key academic events Feb. 5, 2024
    Recommended due date for submitting meet-together class information Feb. 5, 2024
    Freeze: RO Curriculum runs mass classroom scheduling process; units refrain from making class and event changes Feb. 6-12, 2024
    Classes available for additional changes Feb. 13, 2024
    Clean-up: Units and RO Curriculum make additional scheduling changes Feb. 13-Jun 30, 2024
    Deadline for course topics Feb. 9, 2024
    Availability of online PDF schedule of classes and Wolverine Access class search March 1, 2024
    Pre-registration backpack begins March 27, 2024
    Registration begins for selected units April 3, 2024
    Registration by appointment for undergraduates begins April 8, 2024
    Units begin ad-hoc event scheduling (except during final exam period) July 1, 2024
    Classes begin Aug. 26, 2024
    Submit requests for additional and/or special final exam room requests Sept. 30, 2024
    Units begin scheduling non-class events during final exam period Oct. 7, 2024
    Last day of classes Dec. 9, 2023
    Final exams Dec. 11-15, 2024
    Final exams Dec. 16-18, 2024
  • Winter 2025
    Description Date
    Classes available for update May 9, 2024
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) May 9, 2024
    Deadline for enforced prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Sept. 9, 2024
    Initial class data entry cutoff (end of day) Sept. 30, 2024
    Deadline for scheduling key academic events Sept. 30, 2024
    Recommended due date for submitting meet-together class information Sept. 30, 2024
    Freeze: RO Curriculum runs mass classroom scheduling process; units refrain from making class and event changes Oct. 1-7, 2024
    Classes available for additional changes Oct. 7, 2024
    Clean-up: Units and RO Curriculum make additional scheduling changes Oct. 7-Nov. 17, 2024
    Deadline for course topics Oct. 7, 2024
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Oct. 18, 2024
    Pre-registration backpack begins Nov. 11, 2024
    Registration begins for selected units Nov. 18, 2024
    Units begin ad-hoc event scheduling (except during final exam period) Nov. 18, 2024
    Registration by appointment for undergraduates begins Nov. 21, 2024
    Classes begin Jan. 8, 2025
    Submit requests for additional and/or special final exam room requests Jan. 29, 2025
    Units begin scheduling non-class events during final exam period Feb. 17, 2025
    Last day of classes April 22, 2025
    Final exams April 24-25, 2025
    Final exams April 28-May 1, 2025

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 reflect the number of students who will be physically present. This is the default mode when a new section is added.

D - Distance - 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.

M - Hybrid (formerly referred to as Mixed) - 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 day.

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 take Class Creation Access Review (CUL301), which is offered regularly. 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 (Effective as of Winter 2013)
Space Planning
Policy

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