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College of Liberal Arts

Curriculum Management

These pages contain important information regarding the undergraduate curriculum for the College of Liberal Arts. They are designed, in particular, to help department administrators, faculty, and staff by providing information about proposing new courses, scheduling, Liberal Education, and other curricular matters and procedures. Additional news, information, guidelines, and policies from CLA's Office of Undergraduate Programs will be posted here on an ongoing basis.

News & Deadlines

CLA-Specific Graduate-Professional Award Nomination Form (DOC)
See the Academic Affairs and Provost website for guidelines and additional information.

CLA-Specific Morse-Alumni Award Nomination Form (DOC)
See the Academic Affairs and Provost website for guidelines and additional information.

CLA-Specific Tate Award Nomination Form (DOC)
See the Academic Affairs and Provost website for guidelines and additional information.

Arthur “Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award

Freshman Seminars
Information about CLA's Freshman Seminar Program.

Making Changes to the Curriculum

Changes to Existing CLA Majors and Minors (DOC)

Proposing a New CLA Major or Minor (DOC)

New courses
Guidelines and form for proposing new courses.

Liberal Education
How to propose courses for LE designation, with links to additional information concerning liberal education.

Summer Session (PDF)
CCE Administrative Guide for Summer Session.

Curricular-Related Information & Policies

Institutional Research Reports
CLA Course enrollment history and semester data profiles.

Undergraduate minors
CLA policy governing undergraduate minors.

Course numbering
CLA and university policies governing course numbers.

Semester Conversion Standards
Senate policies on credits and contact hours.

Classroom, grading, and exam policies
CLA handbook for faculty members and instructors that provides information about a variety of policies and procedures related to instruction.

Standard Undergraduate Academic Policies
Common academic policies for colleges on the Twin Cities campus. Issues covered include admissions, registration and course entry, grades and grading, student performance, and degree requirements and graduation.

Workload Principles & Guidelines for Regular Faculty
College policy on faculty courseload, leaves, and course releases.