Sample Calendar Entries: Governance vs. Editorial Changes

Below are sample calendar entries highlighting which sections require governance approval.

These sections of the introduction are approved through governance:

  1. Faculty affiliation
  2. Degree programs including fields, emphases and concentrations
  3. Collaborative specializations in which degree programs participate

Editorial changes to be updated by the graduate unit (i.e., without governance approval):

  1. Overview
  2. Contact and address

These sections of a master’s program are approved through governance:

  1. Program description
  2. Minimum admission requirements
    • However, graduate units may update application deadlines or procedures as editorial changes
  3. Program requirements
    • However, graduate units may update coursework timing or residency periods as editorial changes
  4. Program length including typical registration sequence
  5. Time limit

Program options are also approved through governance:

  • Advanced standing
  • Direct entry
  • Extended full-time
  • Flexible-time
  • Part-time

These sections of a program option must receive governance approval:

  1. Minimum admission requirements
  2. Program requirements
  3. Program length
  4. Time limit

These sections of a doctoral program are approved through governance:

  1. Program description
  2. Minimum admission requirements
  3. Program requirements
  4. Program length
  5. Time limit

Within the program requirements, graduate units may update without governance:

  • exam procedures and timing
  • residency periods

Courses and their prerequisites are approved through governance.

Note: in the 2021-22 SGS Calendar, all active courses will be included regardless of whether they will be offered for the upcoming academic year.

This is because the SGS Calendar is meant to provide a comprehensive record of programs and courses approved through governance, as opposed to a course timetable.

Related

Overview on graduate minor modifications and templates;
Academic change processes;
Reference guide on minor modifications vs. editorial changes.

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