Three-Year Drop of Unoffered Courses

Policy Number: Not assigned a number

Effective Date: Fall 1974

Policy Title: Three-Year Drop of Unoffered Courses

Contact: Office of Academic Program Development 

Policy Statement: Courses that have not been offered over a three-year period are subject to being dropped.

Reason for Policy: To ensure that the list of courses in the University's course catalog is current and accurate.

Who Should Read the Policy:  Faculty and staff at UIC who are involved in the creation, revision, or elimination of courses.

Policy History:

  • In February 1973, the UICC Senate approved a policy under which courses that had not been offered over a three-year period were subject to being dropped.
  • On February 16, 1994, the Senate Committee on Educational Policy reaffirmed this policy.

Procedures

Periodically the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment (OPAA) sends out a list of approved courses that have not been offered during a specific three-year period. Units are asked to examine the list and notify OPAA of errors or requests to retain courses by a certain date. Courses for which a request for retention is not received are dropped automatically and removed from future catalogs.