CourseLeaf Submission Deadlines

  • New Program
  • New Minor
  • Program Change
  • Program Deactivation
  • New Course
  • Trial Course
  • Course Change
  • Course Deactivation
  • Special Topics (courses ending in - 93)
    • Due two weeks prior to the first day of instruction
  • Trial Course (courses ending in - 94)
    • Due the 1st Friday in November




Requirements for Major Course Changes and New Program Changes

When proposing a major course change in CourseLeaf, the syllabus checklist is required: 

Syllabus Checklist (Fillable PDF Version)

*NEW*: Syllabus Addendum webpage

Syllabus Addendum (updated 09/13/2023)

When proposing a new program in CourseLeaf, the following additional forms are required:
  1. Program Action Request Form (See the Academic Council Program Action Requests webpage for updates)
  2. NWCCU Prospectus Template
    1. NWCCU Prospectus Instructions
    2. Sample Prospectus
  3. Resource Commitment Form [WORD]

Additional CourseLeaf Information:


Contact the Curriculum Management Team at to request guidance on the following course types: 
  • Non-Thesis Research (-98)
  • Thesis/Dissertation (-99)
  • Seminar (-92) 
Contact the Curriculum Management Team at with any other questions or concerns.



 Frequently Asked Questions:

Minor Changes - no syllabus required

  • Changing the frequency of offering
  • Minor editorial changes or corrections
  • Adding options to the prerequisites
  • Cross-listing courses (starting with an already existing course)
  • Uncross-listing current courses (will automatically deactivate course to be uncross-listed)
  • Course number changes that DO NOT affect upper or lower division status
  • Changing Course Classification (approved by the Curriculum Council Chair)

Major Changes - course syllabus required

  • New Course Proposal
  • Changing the number of credits
  • Changing the credit distribution of the course
  • Changing from upper to lower division status or vice versa
  • Stacking courses
  • Adding required prerequisites
  • Removing prerequisites
  • Changing the mode of delivery (i.e. adding or removing a lab, practicum, or internship)
  • Deactivating a course (this permanently deletes the course)
  • Changing repeatability for credit

 Major Changes

  • Changing a program name
  • Changing program requirements
  • Changing course credit requirement
  • Changing admissions requirements

Minor Changes

  • Changing or correcting program descriptions (Minor editorial changes can be made on catalog proofs)
  • Adding course options to course lists under program requirements.
CRCD: Robyn Henry
CTC: Galen Johnson
SOE: Diane Kardash
CNSM: Pat Doak
SOM: Kim McGinnis
CLA: Brian Hemphill
CEM: Santanu Khataniar
CFOS: Peter Westley

General Education Requirement Guidelines 

UAF may grant credit for courses co-sponsored by certain organizations. This policy is intended to insure that such courses meet UAF academic standards, that accurate student records are maintained, and that UAF’s administrative expenses are covered.

For more information, go to:

Need to calculate credit hours for your course? Use our credit hour calculator!

 If you are proposing a course that has a Math prerequisite, find the MATH courses that can be counted as equivalents in the back coding of Banner.  It is up to each department to determine if those "or" classes will actually cover the information they are looking for.