Making Catalog Changes

Oakland University Undergraduate Catalog and Schedule Production Timelines

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog Goes Live: May 1, 2016

The production of the undergraduate catalog is conducted annually and takes place from November through April. For additional information on catalog production, please contact us.

Online Catalog (Acalog) Updates Timeline: November 4, 2015 through April 1, 2016: Acalog training is available every Friday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Please contact Sheila Murdock at murdock@oakland.edu or 248-370-3234 to schedule a training session. Assigned users will use their username and password to make modifications in Acalog.

New Programs – must have approvals from College/Schools COI/Assembly, University Senate, University Board of Trustees (see tab on this website to access the “new program” guidelines and template).

Revisions pertaining to courses or programs cannot appear in the catalog without the appropriate approvals. Therefore, be sure that changes to courses and programs have all of the necessary authorizations, including University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction (UCUI) and OU Senate actions as mandated. The following form links and documentation must be complete before modifications are updated in the online catalog:

  • Undergraduate Certificate Programs – must have approvals from College/Schools COI/Assembly and the University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction (UCUI) (also use this website to access the guidelines – see Forms link)
  • Modifying Existing Programs – must have approvals from College/Schools COI/Assembly and the “Modifying Existing Programs” form must be submitted to UCUI. To access form click here.
  • Course Action Form – Revisions to courses are processed on course action forms, according to the procedures we have been using for the past several years. The form should be submitted electronically. “VERY IMPORTANT” – All course revisions are updated with the course action form only. Course Action Forms – due date for all course updates, effective for fall 2016: December 1, 2016. To access form click here.

Adherence to the deadlines is crucial. Handling extensive last-minute revisions invites error, runs up deadlines, and risks effective dates being postponed. Deadlines for the Undergraduate Catalog are set according to the timeline necessary for setting up accordingly in Acalog (online catalog) and in time for student orientations and cannot be extended. Therefore, if you think you will be unable to meet the deadlines listed, please contact us immediately to discuss options.