Office of Undergraduate Education

O'Dowd Hall, Rooms 340-342
386 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-4083

Making Catalog Changes

Oakland University Undergraduate Catalog and Schedule Production Timelines

2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Goes Live: March 1, 2021

The production of the Undergraduate Education Catalog is conducted annually and takes place from September through March. For additional information on catalog production, please contact us.

Curriculog Approvals and Processes - This year we're implementing a "soft-launch" integrating the new curriculum management approval processing system (Curriculog) in this year's production. Curriculog is a robust system that is beneficial to streamlining all curricular approval processes, while ensuring the status of curricular proposals are transparent for departments/committees involved in the approval process. The system will house all forms for all curriculum-related approvals (program modifications, course actions, new programs, undergraduate certificate, curriculum codes, etc.). Training sessions will be provided throughout this production year as we phase out the current curriculum approval forms. Dates will be announced soon for training. While departments adapt to the new system, the current electronic forms (listed below) may still be utilized during this year's production.

Online Catalog (Acalog) Updates Timeline: March 2, 2020 through January 15, 2021: Acalog training is available for those interested. Please contact Earnestine Perry at or 248-370-4083 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). The submission deadline is October 1, 2020.

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. The submission deadline is November 16, 2020.
  • 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 2021: December 1, 2020. 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.