Curriculum

The Curriculum Department within the Office of the Registrar is responsible for the maintenance of course information as well as the scheduling of centrally scheduled classrooms for classes and other events.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Spring/Summer 2022
    Description Date
    Classes available for update Oct 14, 2021
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) Oct 14, 2021
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan 24, 2022
    Initial class data entry cut-off (end of day) Feb 7, 2022
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Feb 7, 2022
    Classes available for additional changes Feb 8, 2022
    Deadline for Course Topics Feb 11, 2022
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Mar 1, 2022
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Mar 21, 2022
    Registration begins for selected units Mar 28, 2022
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Mar 31, 2022
    Classes begin May 3, 2022
    Last day of classes Spring Jun 20, 2022
    Final Exams Spring Jun 23-24, 2022
    Classes begin Summer Jun 29, 2022
    Last day of classes Spr-Sum & Summer Aug 16, 2022
    Final Exams Spr-Sum & Summer Aug 18-19, 2022
  • Fall 2022
    Description Date
    Classes available for update Nov 30, 2021
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) Nov 30, 2021
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan 24, 2022
    Initial class data entry cut-off (end of day) Jan 31, 2022
    Deadline for scheduling key academic events.  Jan 31, 2022
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Jan 31, 2022
    Freeze: RO Curriculum runs mass classroom scheduling process; units refrain from making class and event changes Feb 1-7, 2022
    Classes available for additional changes Feb 8, 2022
    Clean-up: Units and RO Curriculum make additional scheduling changes. Feb 8-Jun 30, 2022
    Deadline for Course Topics Feb 11, 2022
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Mar 1, 2022
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Mar 21, 2022
    Registration begins for selected units Mar 28, 2022
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Mar 31, 2022
    Units begin ad-hoc event scheduling (Except during Final Exam Period) Jul 1, 2022
    Classes begin Aug 29, 2022
    Submit requests for additional and/or special Final Exam room requests Oct 3, 2022
    Units begin scheduling non-class events during Final Exam Period Oct 10, 2022
    Last day of classes Dec 9, 2022
    Final Exams Dec 12-16, 2022
    Final Exams Dec 19, 2022
  • Winter 2023
    Description Date
    Classes available for update May 6, 2022
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) May 6, 2022
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Sep 12, 2022
    Initial class data entry cut-off (end of day) Sep 26, 2022
    Deadline for scheduling key academic events.  Sept 26, 2022
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Sept 26, 2022
    Freeze: RO Curriculum runs mass classroom scheduling process; units refrain from making class and event changes Sept 27-Oct 3, 2022
    Classes available for additional changes Oct 4, 2022
    Clean-up: Units and RO Curriculum make additional scheduling changes. Oct 4-Nov 15, 2022
    Deadline for Course Topics Oct 7, 2022
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Oct 17, 2022
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Nov 7, 2022
    Registration begins for selected units Nov 14, 2022
    Units begin ad-hoc event scheduling (Except during Final Exam Period) Nov 16, 2022
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Nov 17, 2022
    Classes begin Jan 4, 2023
    Submit requests for additional and/or special Final Exam room requests Jan 25, 2023
    Units begin scheduling non-class events during Final Exam Period Feb 13, 2023
    Last day of classes Apr 18, 2023
    Final Exams Apr 20-21, 2023
    Final Exams Apr 24-27, 2023
  • Spring/Summer 2023
    Description Date
    Classes available for update Jul 20, 2022
    Units begin scheduling recurring key academic events (e.g., study groups, speaker series, department meetings) Jul 20, 2022
    Deadline for Enforced Prerequisites per Course Approval Request Form (CARF) Jan 18, 2023
    Recommended date for initial class entry Feb 6, 2023
    Recommended due date for submitting Meet-together class information Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline for Course Topics Feb 10, 2023
    Availability of online PDF Schedule of Classes and Wolverine Access Class Search Mar 1, 2023
    Pre-Registration Backpack begins Mar 15, 2023
    Registration begins for selected units Mar 22, 2023
    Registration by appointment for Undergraduates begins Mar 27, 2023
    Classes begin May 1, 2023
    Last day of classes for Spring Jun 19, 2023
    Final Exams Spring Jun 22-23, 2023
    Classes begin Summer Jun 28, 2023
    Last day of classes Spr-Sum & Summer Aug 15, 2023
    Final Exams Spr-Sum & Summer Aug 17-18, 2023

Instruction Mode

Instruction Mode describes the type of instructional contact between students and instructors. It is defined at the section level, meaning that the Lecture and Lab sections for the same course may have different instruction modes. The field is updated in Wolverine Access under Maintain Schedule of Classes > Basic Data panel.

P - In Person - Instructors and students meet in a physical location for all scheduled class time. Requested Room Capacity for In Person sections should in reflect the number of students who will be physically present. This is the default mode when a new section is added.

DC - Distance Due to COVID - Students receive instruction remotely, using video conferencing technology for synchronous (real time) classes or asynchronous (recorded) classes. Students and instructors are never in the same physical location. Apply this mode to sections being taught remotely because of COVID-19.

D - Distance - The definition is the same as DC (above) but is intended for classes that would have met remotely pre-COVID-19.

MC - Hybrid Due to COVID - All students in the section will attend some class meetings in person and all students will participate in some class meetings remotely. Requested Room Cap for a Hybrid section should reflect in person attendance on any given. Apply this mode to sections being taught in hybrid format because of COVID-19.

M - Hybrid (formerly referred to as Mixed) - The definition is the same as MC (above) but is intended for classes that would have had a Hybrid format pre-COVID-19.

Some examples of Hybrid meetings include:

  • Class meets in person on Mondays and remotely on Wednesdays.
  • Half of the students meet in person on Tuesdays and remotely on Thursdays. The other half of the students meet remotely on Tuesday and in person on Thursdays.
  • Class meets in person once a month and all other class meetings are remote. This is still considered hybrid.

Remember, if some students in a section are participating in the class exclusively remotely, a separate distance section should be created for these students.

Department Services

Curriculum Training

Class Creation - To gain access to update classes in M-Pathways, Class Maintainers must take the following sequence of eLearning classes via My LINC:
CUE101
CUE201A
CUE201B
CUE201C

Class Maintainers must also attend Class Creation Access Review (CUL301), which is offered biweekly. Register for CUL301 via My LINC.

Other My LINC classes that are valuable for many Class Maintainers:
Event Scheduling (SAE115)
Independent Study and Permissions (SRE105)

Registrar’s Office Curriculum staff are available to provide detailed discussion or explanation of topics such as Reserve Capacities, Class Associations and Instructor Data.

Classroom Scheduling

Classroom Information provides specific room characteristics and technical support information for the centrally scheduled classrooms.

Student Groups contact Student Organization Account Services (SOAS) to schedule a classroom.

Classroom scheduling information for groups outside the university community:
Conference Services
University Unions

Class and Classroom Scheduling Policy (takes effect for the Winter 2013 term)
Overview
Policy
Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Links
Course Maintenance
Room Scheduling
Schedule of Classes
Engineering (North Campus) Classroom Scheduling
Teaching Evaluations