General Information

Meetings take place on Fridays. Petitions and course proposals must be received by the Friday before the monthly meeting.

Course Proposals – New course proposals must be submitted in the Course Management System (CMS) to the Academic Senate by the Friday before the AMCULT meeting. Within the CMS proposal be sure to attach the required cover letter and course syllabus. For more information on the submission requirements for new AC courses see: Creating & Submitting a New AC Course.

Instructor changes and changes to syllabi for courses already approved for the AC breadth requirement do not need to be submitted in CMS. Instead, proposals may be submitted to the Academic Senate either via campus mail to 320 Stephens Hall #5842 or emailed to AMCULT Senate Analyst Sumali Tuchrello. Frequently, instructors will work with the American Cultures Center to develop or refine a syllabus. In this case the AC Center may submit the proposal on behalf of the instructor to the Senate. For more information on the submission requirements for instructor changes, see: Modifying an AC Approved Course and Instructor Changes.

Student Petitions – Students seeking to substitute a non-AC course to fulfill their AC breadth requirement may do so by petitioning the Subcommittee. Along with the petition form, students must also submit a cover letter describing how the course meets the requirement and a copy of the course syllabus from the semester the student completed the course. For more information on fulfilling the AC requirement see: Fulfilling the AC Graduation Requirement.

The review schedule for petitions and course proposals is as follows:

Summer 2017 Review

The American Cultures Subcommittee does not meet over the summer. Any course proposals or petitions during this period may be submitted to the Academic Senate (via campus mail: 320 Stephens Hall M/C #5842 or via email: Sumali Tuchrello). Submissions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Subcommittee Chair.

2017/18 Review Schedule

Petition / Course Proposal Submission to the Academic Senate (Friday)

Reviewed at AMCULT meeting (Friday)

If required, reviewed by COCI (Friday)

09/15

09/22

09/29

09/29

10/06

10/13

10/27

11/03

11/17

11/22 (Administrative holiday, Wednesday deadline)

12/01

12/08

01/12

01/19

01/26

01/26

02/02

02/09

02/23

03/02

03/09

03/29 (Administrative holiday, Thursday deadline)

04/06

04/13

04/27

05/04

05/11

** The American Cultures Subcommittee does not meet during the summer.