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 & Collaborative Learning workshops

Teaching Tools and Additional Resources

Important Campus Policies

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination:

Important Deadlines

Academic Senate Course Proposal Deadline

Course proposals are always due 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 Spring 2019 DeCal is Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. The deadline for proposing a Fall 2019 course is Tuesday, July 16th, 2019Note: Sponsoring departments may have separate deadlines, so be sure to check with yours. 

Click here to visit the Academic Senate website for additional information on student-faciliated courses.

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 & Collaborative Learning Workshops to fulfill this requirement is the same 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. UCFTR currently does not offer training during the summer.

Add/Drop Deadline

The Registrar's deadline to drop non-EDD (Early Drop Deadline) courses and add all classes is always 11:59pm (Pacific time) on Wednesday of week four of the semester. For Spring 2019, this deadline falls on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019.