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Proposing a new course

Procedures and guidelines for proposing new courses may be found under the Proposing a Course section.

Proposal Deadlines

  • Chicago Quarter (Discover & Explore Chicago): December 15
    A course proposed by 12/15/2020 may first be taught, following approval, in Autumn 2021.
  • Focal Point Seminar: February 1
    A course proposed by 2/1/2021 may first be taught, following approval, in Winter or Spring 2022.

Scheduling a course (approved or proposed)

Faculty who wish to teach a course, whether pre-existing or proposed, should be sure to contact their department chairs or program directors no later than early January and request that their courses be included provisionally on the department or program's slate of courses that is submitted to the First-Year Program in late January.
Note: Typically, Discover Chicago courses begin the week before Autumn Quarter officially begins.  In 2020 the first day of class is the same throughout the university, Wednesday, September 9, the first day of Autumn Quarter.

Department chairs and program directors typically solicit faculty interest in FYP teaching by the end of Autumn Quarter. FYP representatives will happily accept invitations from department chairs to attend department meetings to discuss teaching opportunities in the First-Year Program.

Staff who are interested in serving as Chicago Quarter staff professionals should contact the Office of New Student & Family Engagement, 773-325-7360. The application deadline for staff professionals is in February.

For information about teaching and scheduling other LSP courses taken during a student's first year at DePaul, contact the following individuals:

The Seminar on Multiculturalism in the U.S. (LSP 200) is not part of the First-Year Program. Inquiries about that course, as well as JYEL, senior capstone and learning domain courses, may be directed to Celia DeBoer, Liberal Studies Program Assistant, 773-325-4052.

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