Graduate Course Changes


All graduate course introductions modifications and deletions require approval by Senate. The Faculty of Graduate Studies vets course change proposals through the Programs, Executive Committee and Faculty Council of Graduate Studies.


Graduate Calendar

The deadline for submission of graduate course change material (forms and supporting documentation) to Graduate Studies for inclusion in the 2018-2019 Calendar is September 18, 2017.

Offering a course (for September 2018)

The deadline for submission of graduate course introduction material form and supporting documentation) to Graduate Studies for courses to be offered in September 2018 is March 21, 2018. Please note, however, final approval for implementation rests with Senate. Normally, Senate approved courses will be uploaded to the online calendar up until July.

Required Information

Units intending to introduce, modify, or delete graduate courses are required to submit sufficient information to assist the Programs & Guidelines Committee in their review. These instructions and the accompanying templates are intended to facilitate the course approval process. The information required and recommended for course modifications, deletions, introductions, including the introduction of Special Topics courses is described.

Information required for all proposed graduate course changes:

  • Cover letter summarizing and justifying changes
  • Department, by whom submission prepared, date submission presented to unit’s Council
  • Title of course, course number, number of credit hours
  • Signatures of Approval by Department Head and Graduate Chair, Department or Faculty Graduate Committee, Home faculty Budget Dean

Please Note

Course introductions totalling more than 9 credit hours are to be approved by the Senate Planning and Priorities Committee (SPPC). If your introductions total more than 9 credit hours, please append a statement from the unit Head indicating how resources will be allocated to cover the increase in teaching load to deliver the courses.