Catalog Revisions

The University Catalog undergoes a review process each academic year prior to publication.  Deadlines for catalog revisions are set every summer.

The next edition of the catalog available for modifications is the 2018-2019 University Catalog, to be published on April 5th, 2018. Editions prior to this year may not be modified.

General Information

Colleges have from mid-summer to the first week of March to update their content. The Office of the University Registrar then reviews all changes, deletions, and additions for policy compliance.  The catalog is published each year in the first week of April.

All proposals must be fully-approved in CIM by each year’s catalog revision deadline in order to qualify for inclusion in the following academic year’s catalog.

Courses

Adding, modifying, or inactivating courses may be requested in CIM year-round. If the proposal is fully approved after after the catalog revision deadline, it will not be published until the following academic year’s catalog.

Programs

If the program is fully approved in CIM after the catalog revision deadline, it will not be published until the following academic year’s catalog.

The University Catalog consists of many components which are updated in a variety of ways. The following table outlines each component and approval deadlines for inclusion in the next edition of the catalog.

Note:

  • Deadlines are approximate. See the current production calendar (linked above) for specific dates.
  • Some items may only be edited by your college catalog contact.
Page TypeTab NameEditing LocationApproval Deadlines for Catalog InclusionWho can edit this item?
Coursesn/aCIM CoursesMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
ProgramsOverviewCATFirst Friday in MarchYour college catalog POC
ProgramsAdmissions & PoliciesCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
ProgramsRequirementsCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
ProgramsHonorsCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
ProgramsAccelerated OptionsCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
ProgramsRelated ProgramsNone: this tab auto-updates to include all applicable programs within the same department each catalog cycle.n/an/a
CollegeOverviewCATFirst Friday in MarchYour college catalog POC
CollegeFacultyCATFirst Friday in MarchYour college catalog POC
CollegeRequirements & PoliciesCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
CollegeAcademic UnitsNone: this tab auto-updates to include all applicable units each catalog cycle.n/an/a
CollegeProgramsNone: this tab auto-updates to include all applicable programs each catalog cycle.n/an/a
CollegeCoursesNone: this tab auto-updates to include all applicable courses each catalog cycle.n/an/a
DepartmentOverviewCATFirst Friday in MarchYour college catalog POC
DepartmentFacultyCATFirst Friday in MarchYour college catalog POC
DepartmentRequirements & PoliciesCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
DepartmentProgramsNone: this tab auto-updates to include all applicable programs each catalog cycle.n/an/a
DepartmentCoursesNone: this tab auto-updates to include all applicable courses each catalog cycle.n/an/a
Academic PoliciesallCATFirst Friday in MarchProvost's Office
AdmissionsallCATFirst Friday in MarchProvost's Office/Admissions
INTO-MasonallCIM ProgramsMust be fully-approved in CIM by the end of February.Anyone with CIM access
Other Contentn/aCATFirst Friday in MarchYour college catalog POC