Timeline for Course Approvals through the CCC

Advanced Integration Submission Procedure  

Submission Deadlines

For a course to be included on the agenda for an upcoming CCC meeting that course must be submitted via CIM and routed to the CCC Chair at least 2 weeks prior to each CCC meeting. A completed submission via CIM indicates the following actions have occurred:

Instructor has worked with the appropriate Core Area Representative (CAR) to align their course materials with the core. At a minimum, this includes:
  • core area learning outcomes are listed in the syllabus
  • a statement is included in the syllabus explaining which area of the core the course satisfies
  • students are provided with course experiences that introduce them to the content and allow them to practice meeting the learning outcomes (e.g., readings, activities, lectures)
  • an assignment prompts students to demonstrate their ability to meet the core area learning outcomes.
Examples are provided here (coming soon). The learning outcomes for each area of the core are located on the core website or in the original  Area Task Force (ATF) reports. Instructors submitting for Integration or DISJ are encouraged to work with either the CAR or a DISJ or Integration Fellow


Approval Process and Timing

The catalog is the official record of courses offered by USD and has an annual deadline of March 1 for curricular changes. Thus, curricular changes must be approved prior to the March 1 catalog deadline in order for those changes to go into effect in the following Fall semester. For Core courses, this impacts the timing of when a course can be offered with a new core attribute, for the first time.

The submission deadlines, CCC meeting times and approval timelines are:

Table containing CCC meeting dates and corresponding deadlines for course submission
Submission Deadline CCC meeting If approved, semester in which that course can be
taught with the new core attribute for the first time*
Friday, Aug 21, 2020   Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 Fall 2021
Friday, Sep 18, 2020   Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 Fall 2021
Friday, Oct 16, 2020   Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 Fall 2021
Friday, Jan 22, 2021

 Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

(extra meeting for catalog deadline)

Fall 2021
Friday, Feb 12, 2021  Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 Fall 2022
Friday, Mar 12, 2021  Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 Fall 2022
Friday, Apr 9, 2021  Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 Fall 2022

Every effort will be made to adhere to this approval timeline. However, please note that each Core Report (comprised of the minutes from each CCC meeting) must be accepted by the undergraduate faculty in SB, SMSE and the College, in order for curricular changes to be fully approved. These meetings occur at different dates after each CCC meeting. A course is considered approved and is routed through the workflow in CIM when acceptance of the Core Report from each undergraduate unit is confirmed by the Core Director.

*The only exception to this timeline is for Special Topics x94 courses. These Special Topics courses can be taught with the core attribute(s) in the semester immediately following approval. Submit a Special Topics x94 course for Core approval.