GFC Course & Program Changes

The Post-secondary Learning Act gives General Faculties Council (GFC) responsibility, subject to the authority of the Board of Governors, over academic affairs.

Approval of course changes (introduction, deletion, modification) and minor program changes is handled through the process outlined in Section 37 of the GFC Policy Manual. (This policy is currently under review and revisions to the process are anticipated for 2019-2020.)

Once approved by the Faculty, proposals are submitted to University Governance ( These will be posted for challenge for two weeks as per the dates listed below. In the absence of challenge, proposals are considered approved three weeks after posting. These approved changes will be incorporated into the University Calendar.

Note: This policy does not apply to changes related to admission, academic regulation, other programs modifications, and new programs. These proposals must be submitted to the appropriate GFC committee for approval.


Submission and posting dates for 2018-2019



Deadline for submissions to


Posting date


Deadline for challenge





October 1, 2018

October 10, 2018

October 24, 2018

October 31, 2018


November 12, 2018

November 21, 2018

December 5, 2018

December 12, 2018


March 4, 2019

March 13, 2019

March 27, 2019

April 3, 2019


June 3, 2019

June 12, 2019

June 26, 2019

July 3, 2019



Email submissions should be entitled: Course and Minor Program Change Proposal - Faculty of XXXX

and sent to