DeCal Approval Process

Requirements (as of Spring 2018):

Here's what you'll need to have in order for your course to be considered for approval. Please see the Academic Senate's website for a full explanation of each element. 

  • Course Proposal Form (CPF) packet
  • A fully developed syllabus
  • Unit Value Worksheet (included in CPF packet)
  • Faculty Sponsor Letter of Support (instructions included in CPF packet)
  • For first-time facilitators: training through one of UCFTR's facilitation and collaborative learning workshops

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Important Deadlines

Academic Senate Course Proposal Deadline

Course proposals are always due to the Academic Senate one month before the last day of instruction in the preceding semester (or summer). The deadline to submit your Course Proposal Form to facilitate a Fall 2024 DeCal will be mid-July 2024. Learn more about Student-Facilitated Courses by visiting the Academic Senate website

Note: Sponsoring departments may have earlier deadlines, so be sure to check with yours. Visit our Department Contact page for information on department-specific deadlines and resources.

Deadline to Complete Training with UCFTR

Starting in Spring 2018, all students seeking to facilitate a student-initiated course for the first time must complete training as required by the Academic Senate. The deadline to attend one of our facilitation and collaborative learning workshops to fulfill this requirement is the same day as the Course Proposal Form deadline. If you plan to propose a Fall semester DeCal by the Senate's summer deadline, we strongly recommend completing training before the preceding Spring semester ends, as summer offerings are often limited.

Add/Drop Deadline

For Spring 2024, the Registrar's deadline to drop non-EDD (Early Drop Deadline) courses was February 7, 2024.