CourseLeaf Submission Deadlines

  • New Program
  • New Minor
  • Occupational Endorsement
  • Program Change
  • Program Deletion
  • New Courses
  • Course Change
  • Course Compression
  • Course Drop




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 (Google Doc Version)

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 Committment Form [WORD]

Additional CourseLeaf Information:


Contact the Curriculum Management Team at with any other questions or concerns.


All courses are processed through CourseLeaf with the following exceptions:


  • Spring Courses: 2nd Friday in September
  • Fall Courses: 2nd Friday in February

Form: Trial Course Form

Note: Once a trial course is approved, the course may only be offered up to three times. 

Deadline: Two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. 

Form: Special Topics Course Form

The Special Topics electronic form is brand new! Below are directions on how to access the form using the link posted above:

Click on the green button "Propose New Miscellaneous". 

Select "Special Topics Course Proposal" in the request type drop down menu.

Begin filling out the proposal form for your Special Topics course.

 Note: Special Topics courses may only be taught once. 


 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.