General Information and Review Schedule

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 Rachel Marias Dezendorf. 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.

Submission Deadlines (Effective Fall 2022) – American Cultures Proposals (New Courses and Instructor Changes) must be submitted by the Friday prior to the Subcommittee meeting in November for the Spring Semester, March for Summer Sessions, and April for the Fall Semester.  

The review schedule for new course proposals, instructor changes, and student petitions is as follows:

2021/22 Review Schedule

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

Reviewed at AMCULT meeting (Friday)

If required, reviewed by COCI (Friday)

09/03

09/10

09/17

10/01

10/08

10/15

10/29

11/05

11/12

11/26

12/03

12/10

01/14

01/21

01/28

02/11

02/18

02/25

02/25

03/04

03/11

03/25

04/01

04/08

04/22

04/29

05/06

Summer 2022 Review 07/15

Summer 2022 Review 07/20

Summer 2022 Review 07/22

Summer 2022 Review

The American Cultures Subcommittee does not meet during the summer. Please contact the Senate analyst if you have a proposal or petition that needs summer review (via email: Rachel Marias Dezendorf).