Dates and Deadlines

If you wish to:

1)      Start a new course,

2)      Request a course change (e.g., pre-reqs, title, description, credit hour, etc) or

3)      Request a program change that does not require SCHEV action (e.g., add a course, exchange a required course, etc)


and you want this change to be effective for the following semester:

It is strongly recommended that the initial submission to Curriculog be entered by the dates below: 

(The timing varies from College to College due to the schedules for C&I meetings, but the timeframe from initial submission through Dean level approval may take 1-3 months).

C&I approvals must be completed through the College Dean’s level by:

Fall semester 2021

November 1, 2020 at the latest

*December 15, 2020

Spring semester 2022

January 1, 2021 at the latest (Undergraduate proposals) 

February 1, 2021
(Graduate proposals)

*February 15, 2021
(Undergraduate proposals)

 March 15, 2021
(Graduate proposals)

Summer 2022

October 1, 2021 at the latest

*November 15, 2021

Critical date


The university C&I process is outlined in the JMU Faculty Handbook, and each college maintains specific procedures for their college. For more information on your college's C&I process, contact your College C&I Chair.

All curricular proposals originate from faculty members at the academic unit level and follow the same general review process. Depending on the type of proposal, additional levels of review may be needed. For example, a new course proposal is reviewed by the offering academic unit, the college in which that unit is housed, and by the university community. A new program proposal, such as a new major, would begin with a proposal preview. After this review is approved by the Office of the Provost, the proposal would complete the same steps in addition to review by the Committee on Academic Programs, the JMU Board of Visitors, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

C&I Approval Workflow

Curriculum Workflow

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