Set up undergraduate courses in the Course Information System and plan UA & Canvas updates. Course Listings Choose Course Components This brief video on choosing course components provides an overview of the options and how they can be used. Choose Course Attributes Course attributes are optional, and can be added to an undergraduate course listing. They let students know a range of things, including whether a course: Is application only Involves community-engaged learning Is limited to only to students majoring in the department Requires certain skills or assignments, such as statistical programming or multimedia projects Requires off-campus travel, either to a location within the United States or abroad Has international content For more information on when and how to add course attributes, view this presentation from January 2022. International courses should be highlighted so that they are available to students planning for a significant international experience. Community-engaged courses are listed on the Registrar’s website. UA and Reading List Updates Update the Undergraduate Announcement (UA) The UA is the University’s official record of current academic policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as A.B. and B.S.E. degree requirements, general education requirements, advising resources, and special features of the undergraduate program. The UA also documents the current requirements for all academic units with undergraduate programs. The newest UA edition is normally published in early August. Academic units have the opportunity to update all three components of their entry in the UA annually during the summer: Program information: Updated through Drupal Course lists: Updated through the PeopleSoft course information system Faculty lists: Updated through a process administered by the Dean of the Faculty’s office. (Specific details for this process are emailed from the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty towards the end of the academic year.) Submit Course Book Reading Lists The 2008 Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act requires colleges and universities to publish the cost of required course materials for students. To ensure compliance, faculty should submit their course reading lists through the “Books” tab on Canvas. For additional guidance on submitting course book requests, please visit Labyrinth Bookstore’s FAQ page. Faculty are encouraged to consider the cost of required materials when establishing reading lists, and to set aside both physical and electronic reserve copies through Firestone Library when possible. Extra copies of Pequod readers may also be placed on reserve at Firestone. E-reserves of book chapters and articles can be provided through course Canvas sites, provided that the use of these materials is consistent with all applicable copyright laws.