The office of Registration and Scheduling is providing a centralized location for curriculum management policies, processes and forms for Faculty & Staff.
Curriculum Management FAQs
If an academic department or faculty would like to add a new course section during any semester or term, please contact the respective department and/or Dean’s office.
A course waitlist can aid academic departments in assessing student interest in courses and support enrollment management.
Once a course waitlist has been created, students will be placed on the waitlist after the course fills. Students, faculty, advisors and staff can add to a waitlist. Once a student is added to a waitlist a notification will populate identifying the student’s position on the waitlist. Please note: once the course wait list has been activated, students will need to be manually registered for the course.
If a faculty or instructor is interested in adding a waitlist to their course section, they can contact Registration & Scheduling directly at 780-5230.
Waitlist Management: A course waitlist during the Fall and Spring semesters is managed by the academic department or instructor offering the course. During the Summer and Winter Sessions, Registration and Scheduling staff manage course waitlists. For a tutorial on how to manage a course waitlist, please access Training Resources located on the USM Portal (Note: you will be asked to use your university credentials to log in)
Course cancelling decisions are typically made by the Dean’s office of the college in which the course is offered. Occasionally during Summer and Winter Sessions, Registration & Scheduling Services will initiate the cancellation of a course or course section due to low enrollment.
If a faculty or instructor assigned to a course section needs to be changed in MaineStreet, contact the respective Dean's office or administrative specialist of the academic department. Once reviewed, the Dean's office or administrative specialist will send the request to Registration & Scheduling Services by emailing email@example.com.
If a faculty member is interested in offering a pop up course, they are asked to complete the Pop-Up Course Application form and review with chair of their respective academic department or secure the signature of two full-time faculty members with expertise or competence related to the pop-up course content area. This is to ensure appropriate faculty input or governance with respect to pop-up courses.
The application form can be found on the Office of the Provost webpage.
Proposals for new degree programs are made into two stages including Intent to Plan described as a conceptual document, and Program Proposal which presents a full curriculum and detailed justification for the degree.
Proposals for new courses, certificates, concentrations and/or minors must follow the curriculum process articulated in the Curriculum Process Signatory Sheet. Please note: any proposals for the above must be completed and approved by the Office of the Provost by February 15 to be included in the following year's Academic Catalog.
Note: For new courses, a course number cannot be allocated if it has been used within the last ten years. Please consult previous catalogs.
The Intent to Plan and Curriculum Process Signatory Sheet can be found on the Office of the Provost webpage.
To propose a new academic course, please complete the Curriculum Process Signatory Sheet and New Course Proposal.
Note: to be included in the following year’s Academic Catalog, all changes in curriculum need to be reviewed and approved by the Office of the Provost by February 15.
If interested in reinstating a previously offered course, please use the Curriculum New Course form and articulate the course history at the University in Section C.
The Curriculum Process Signatory Sheet and Curriculum New Course form can be found on the Office of the Provost webpage.
To request a schedule, time or campus change for Fall or Spring semester courses, contact respective Dean's office.
For room changes on the same campus for any semester, please contact Diane Berry in Registration & Scheduling Services.
To discontinue a Certificate, Concentration or Minor please complete the Curriculum Discontinuation form. For further instruction on process contact the Office of the Provost.
The Curriculum Discontinuation form can be found on the Office of the Provost webpage.