There are two types of changes to existing graduate courses: Minor revisions, which do not require submission of an updated syllabus, and major revisions, which do require submission of an updated syllabus.
Minor course changes typically include:
Any change to the time, date, place of a class (also known as a
section) or other class-level changes are handled within the
department and do not require approval by the Graduate School
If you would like to make a minor revision to your course at the catalog level, please contact your department scheduler to discuss acceptable change options that do not require you to go through the new course approval process.
Major course changes typically include:
If you would like to make major revisions to your course, please
submit your request, along with an updated syllabus, to your
Once you have submitted your material to the department
scheduler, your request will be reviewed and approved first by the
department chairperson and then by the Graduate School. When
making significant changes to your syllabus, consider using the Graduate School's syllabus template to ensure
that the course meets the university syllabus requirements.