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Timeline for new courses and changing an existing course

Programs and Courses

Dear colleagues who teach in the LLB or JD programs,

I am writing to you to give you a sense of the shortest possible timelines for approval of changes in courses or curriculum.  Because the central university committees are becoming less likely to approve late requests for changes, we need to start submitting requests for changes on time.

As you know, the university has a Programs and Courses website that describes each program and course, giving detailed information about each one.  Those details present the substance of the program or course and cannot be changed without approval.  The university requires six months advance approval for changes to existing programs and three to four months for new courses and course amendments. 

Any law course change must be approved by the College Education Committee.  And changes are submitted for approval by the CEC only after they have been approved by either the LLB or JD Committee (or both).  What that means is that if you want to teach a new course or make a substantial change to an existing course description, text (if mentioned on Programs and Courses),or workload, you need to submit a description of the change to the LLB Program Committee -- and the change has to be approved -- before the College Education Committee meeting. 

The last LLB Program Committee at which new courses may be approved for 2018 is on 21 June
The last LLB Program Committee meeting at which changes in course details may be approved for 2018 is on 27 September
If you plan to propose any changes to LLB courses in 2018, now is the time to begin a dialogue with me (or with Miriam Gani or Amelia Simpson or Wayne Morgan).

Regards, Molly

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team