Curriculum Committee

Contact Info:

  • LAS Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr. Mark Hargrove
  • Send email correspondence to lasccadmin@iastate.edu; this email address will reach Chair Hargrove, Associate Dean Slagell, and Program Coordinator Stephanie Hamilton.
  • Send hardcopy correspondence and forms to LAS Curriculum Committee, c/o Stephanie Hamilton, 202 Catt Hall.

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee typically meets 7-8 times each semester; the Committee does not meet during the summer.

Curriculum Committee Meeting Schedule

Fall 2018
Aug. 24, 2018 (First meeting of Fall 2018) — Agenda, Minutes
Sept. 7 —  Agenda, Minutes
Sept. 28 — Agenda, Minutes
Oct. 5 — Agenda, Minutes
Oct. 19 — Agenda, Minutes
Nov. 2 — Agenda, Minutes
Nov. 30 — Agenda, Minutes
Dec. 7 (if needed) — Agenda, Minutes

Spring 2019
Jan. 25 — Agenda, Minutes
Feb. 15 — Agenda, Minutes
March 1 — Agenda, Minutes
March 8 — Agenda, Minutes
March 29 — Agenda, Minutes
April 12 — Agenda, Minutes
April 19 — Agenda, Minutes
May 3 (if needed) — Agenda, Minutes

Meeting Minutes from Prior Years

2017-20182016-2017, 2015-20162014-20152013-2014, 2012-2013

Catalog and Curricula

Each member of the LAS Curriculum Committee focuses catalog efforts on a cluster of disciplines: Listing of Cluster Area Responsibilities. These individuals can answer your specific curricular questions.

The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee webpage includes important information on the catalog editing process.

Handout for Department Chairs, Fall 2018

General Education

LASCC reviews courses for inclusion on the LAS General Education list. Programs should periodically review their general education offerings. Send requested changes for the 2019-20 Catalog to lasccadmin@iastate.edu by March 1, 2019. Requests should include justification for the specified general education area and a course syllabus. Additions can be made at any time; deletions will be timed as appropriate with the release of new catalogs and student course registration.

Experimental Course Proposals

Experimental Course Proposals must be submitted electronically using CIM-X. (Choose the green “Add New Experimental Course” button.)

For guaranteed review before registration period, Experimental Course Proposals should be ready for the LASCC by these dates:

Spring Course Offerings – September 30 (After September 30, proposals will be reviewed as time allows, in the order they are received.)

Summer and Fall Course Offerings – February 15  (After February 15, proposals will be reviewed as time allows, in the order they are received.)

Experimental Course Proposals received after the deadline will be reviewed in the order received.

To be placed on the LASCC agenda, an experimental course proposal should be at the stage of LAS Coordinator approval (this person acts on behalf of the LASCC) in the CIM-X system by 5PM on the Tuesday before a scheduled meeting. Proposals received after this time will be reviewed as time allows on the agenda.

To submit a proposal, visit the Registrar’s Catalog Editing Page, click on “Quick Links”, and then choose “Experimental course submittal system” in the list.  Anyone with a NetID can submit a new X course in this system. Fields for “Departmental Curriculum Chair” and “Department Chair” will automatically populate based on the LAS Departmental Curriculum Contacts  for catalog updates (pertinent curricular contacts and individuals responsible for various steps of catalog review and updating).

Catalog Updating and Approval Workflow

LAS Deadlines for 2019-20 Catalog

Editing Deadline for COURSES (e.g. numbers, titles, descriptions, adding or deleting, etc.):
Final LAS deadline for submitting course edits: April 15, 2018
All course-level edits are reviewed by LASCC Cluster Area Approvers and the LASCC Chair; the last scheduled LASCC meeting for Spring 2018 will be April 20, 2018.
Editing Access (Course Inventory Management): https://nextcatalog.registrar.iastate.edu/courseadmin/

Editing for NARRATIVE PORTIONS (e.g. mastheads, 4-year plans, program descriptions, etc.):
Final LAS deadline for submitting narrative edits: November 1, 2018
Access through CourseLeaf Next Catalog: https://nextcatalog.registrar.iastate.edu/

The Catalog Workflow document shows the standard editing and approval workflows for LAS (course-level catalog changes; narrative/masthead catalog changes; experimental course approvals).

**Fall 2018 LAS Curriculum Memo

LAS College-wide Communication Proficiency Foundation Grade Requirement