More detailed guides:

Guides from the curriculum committees:

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Additional materials: UWL's curriculum policies can be found on the first two tabs of the Curriculum Change Process & Policies webpage.

Deadline to make the next meeting: Proposals must be at the Registrar's step in workflow (received dean's office approval) by the noon on Wednesday of the week before the UCC or GCC meeting. 

Saving a draft: To save without submitting to workflow,  select the yellow "Save as DRAFT" button. Once you select the green "Save and Start Workflow" button, you can no longer make edits. If you do this too soon, contact the next person in workflow to roll the form back. 

Stale proposals: Proposed new courses and edits not submitted into workflow or sitting at the same step in workflow after 6 months or more are subject to review. The Records office will verify with the department if the proposal is still moving forward. If course changes will no longer be happening, please contact Records to shred the proposal.

General Education Courses:

The General Education Committee reviews all curriculum changes to courses in the General Education Program, including new courses being added, courses being deleted, and any type of change to a current course in the program. The general education portion of the CIM Course Form will need to be completed for all general education courses, even if nothing in that section is being changed.


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Umbrella Course & Topic Forms

An umbrella course is a generic course that allows departments to test out specific topics. If there is enough interest, these test topics are expected to become independent courses with their own number. Each test topic can only be offered under the umbrella course number a limited number of times (maximum of three times within an unlimited number of years or an unlimited number of times within three calendar years). An Umbrella Topic Form must be completed before the topic can be scheduled EVERY TIME. 

Review the official Umbrella Course Policy or use the Umbrella Topic Form link at the top of this page to get started.

If Adding a New Umbrella Topic:

If Re-Using an Umbrella Topic:

  • Search for the parent umbrella course number using an asterisk (*) at the end (i.e. WGS 330*)
  • Scroll through the previously offered topics displayed to find the topic
  • Select topic and hit green Edit Topic
  • Complete the form & submit to workflow when ready
  • Creating a new or re-using an existing topic

If Creating a New Umbrella "Parent" Course:

  • Hit the green Propose New Course
  • Be sure to select "Yes" for "is this an umbrella course?"
  • Complete the form & submit to workflow when ready

Umbrella topics are different from topics for a course offered on a regular basis (such as current events courses). The topics for this latter type of course do not become separate courses and can be offered an indefinite number of times. Contact your college's Scheduling Coordinator if a new topic is to be scheduled for a normal non-umbrella course.

Questions? Want training?

Contact the UWL Curriculum Team at