Important Dates and Deadlines

Research Opportunity Program Dates and Deadlines

Curriculum Dates

If you are looking to create a new experiential learning opportunity or build an experiential learning component into an existing course there are a few steps you need to do before you can present it for curriculum approval.  Start by having a discussion with your Chair early and before the curriculum season begins.  You can also speak with us here in the EEU if you are considering integrating experiential learning courses/activities into your curriculum.

Should you and your Chair wish to proceed with the new or modified opportunity there are steps within the curriculum process that will need to be met.  You can speak with the Program and Curriculum Officer in the Office of the Dean about the curriculum process and how your course changes fit into the curriculum model but in a nutshell, here are the general timelines and processes that occur at UTM each year:

January/ February; April; August/ September: Departmental/Institute Committees Meet – this is where you discuss your proposed changes with your colleagues

February; April/ May; October: Divisional Curriculum Subcommittee Meet – this is where departmental/Institute changes are discussed with the divisional representatives at UTM

January/ February; April; August/ September: Online Calendar Database Opens – this is where a representative from your department/institute enters the changes that were discussed by your department/institute at the subcommittees

March; May; November: Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) Meets – this is where all the calendar/course changes which were entered into the calendar database are presented to the AAC for approval

NOTE: the Curriculum Review Timetable and all relevant information pertaining to the annual curriculum process will be distributed by the Program and Curriculum Officer in the Office of the Dean.  All questions related to this particular process are to be directed to the Program and Curriculum Officer.

Following the approval from the AAC the changes will then form the UTM Academic Calendar for the following academic year.  In addition to having the formal course changes approved there may be additional procedures you need to follow in order to get your course up and running (i.e. Academic Internships, CESL courses, Field Courses, etc.).  Please contact the EEU for details pertaining to this as we can provide you with the necessary information about how to proceed from here.