New Course Review

New Course Submission Form

New Course Submission

  • Please confirm:
  • New Course

  • Enter the three letter code indicating placement of course within the discipline. For us this will usually be GMS.
  • Select the one digit code preceding the course number that indicates the course level at which the course is taught. New course request will have this number, followed by XXX. (example 6XXX) until the State Wide Numbering System assigns a number.
  • Indicate whether the course is introductory, intermediate or advanced. Introductory courses are those that require no prerequisites and are general in nature. Intermediate courses require some prior preparation in a related area. Advanced courses require specific competencies or knowledge relevant to the topic prior to enrollment.
    Enter the lab code to indicate whether the course is lecture only (None), lab only (L), or a combined lecture and lab (C)
  • Enter the title of the course as it should appear in the Academic Catalog. Note that this is limited to 100 characters including spaces).
  • Enter the title that will appear in the transcript and the schedule of courses. Note this is limited to 30 characters (including spaces).
  • Select the type of degree program for which this course is intended.
  • Indicate all platforms through which the course is currently planned to be delivered.
  • Will this course be jointly taught to undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students?
  • Select the requested term that the course will first be offered. Selecting "Earliest" will allow the course to be active in the earliest term after SCNS approval. If a specific term and year are selected, this should reflect the department’s best projection. Courses cannot be implemented retroactively, and therefore the actual effective term cannot be prior to SCNS approval, which must be obtained prior to the first day of classes for the effective term. SCNS approval typically requires 2 to 6 weeks after approval of the course at UF.
  • Select the requested year that the course will first be offered. See preceding item for further information.
  • Select “Yes” if the course can have rotating (varying) topics. These course titles can vary by topic in the Schedule of Courses.
  • Select "Yes" if the course may be repeated for credit. If the course will also have rotating topics, be sure to indicate this in the question above.
  • Select the number of credits awarded to the student upon successful completion, or select "Variable" if the course will be offered with variable credit and then indicate the minimum and maximum credits per section. Note that credit hours are regulated by Rule 6A-10.033, FAC. If you select “Variable” for the amount of credit, additional fields will appear in which to indicate the minimum and maximum number of total credits.
  • Select "Yes" if all students should be graded as S/U in the course. Note that each course must be entered into the UF curriculum inventory as either letter-graded or S/U. A course may not have both options. However, letter-graded courses allow students to take the course S/U with instructor permission.
  • Select the best option to describe course contact type. This selection determines whether base hours or headcount hours will be used to determine the total contact hours per credit hour. Note that the headcount hour options are for courses that involve contact between the student and the professor on an individual basis.
  • Indicate the number of hours instructors will have contact with students each week on average throughout the duration of the course.
  • Provide a brief narrative description of the course content. This description will be published in the Academic Catalog and is limited to 500 character or less. See course description guidelines.
  • Indicate all requirements that must be satisfied prior to enrollment in the course. Prerequisites will be automatically checked for each student attempting to register for the course. The prerequisite must include the course number and name. Please note that upper division courses (i.e., intermediate or advanced level of instruction) must have proper prerequisites to target the appropriate audience for the course.
  • Indicate all requirements that must be taken concurrently with the course. Co-requisites are not checked by the registration system.
  • Explain the rationale for offering the course and its place in the curriculum.
  • Describe the core knowledge and skills that student should derive from the course. The objectives should be both observable and measurable.
  • Enter the title, author(s) and publication date of textbooks and/or readings that will be assigned. Please provide specific examples to evaluate the course.
  • Provide a projected weekly schedule of topics. This should have sufficient detail to evaluate how the course would meet current curricular needs and the extent to which it overlaps with existing courses at UF.
  • List the types of assessments, assignments and other activities that will be used to determine the course grade, and the percentage contribution from each. This list should have sufficient detail to evaluate the course rigor and grade integrity. Include details about the grading rubric and percentage breakdowns for determining grades.
  • Enter the name of the planned instructor or instructors, or “to be determined” if instructors are not yet identified.
  • Please upload a copy of the syllabus (must be the current version as listed on the Neuroscience Curriculum website), consult form (if applicable), as well as any other information you feel the committee might need.
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 125 MB.