The Category Review timeline was established in 2020 to provide College Designees, faculty, staff and the Bacc Core Committee (BCC) with consistency, transparency and accountability. The Office of the Registrar sets catalog dates requiring the BCC to have reviewed, completed and communicated our work to College Designees, advisors and other stakeholders in time for both summer and fall term advising and registration.  

Annual Timeline with example dates for context:

Review Materials Request

  • Sent second Wednesday of February 2021 

  • Request letter with individual links sent to Designees

  • Reviews due third Wednesday in July 2021 


  • The BCC will begin to review the submitted courses in fall 2021 and winter 2022 terms
  • Courses that have missed the submission deadlines will be sent to the Catalog Coordinator for decertification from the Bacc Core for the following Academic Year (AY) 
    • (example-current AY is 21/22, course will be decertified for AY 22/23)*

Results of Initial Review

  • Designees will receive feedback on the reviews in February 2022
  • Units may submit revisions to BCC. Please note the turnaround time for revisions is minimal. 

Due Date - Final Revisions 

  • March 1st, 2022  - final revisions due to BCC, BCC will review revisions the month of March
  • March 30th, 2022  - courses decertified that did not submit revisions or whose revisions did not adequately address requested improvements

Final Decisions

  • March 30th, 2022 - Designees will receive a letter of final decisions
  • April 1, 2022 annually - prior to summer term registration
    • Catalog Coordinator receives list. Catalog Coordinator changes catalog, effective summer term of upcoming AY.
    • Council of Head Advisors notified of changes 

*Programs can submit a Bacc Core proposal in CIM to have their course added back to the core after the course is decertified in the catalog, beginning in the summer term (example- course decertification effective AY 22/33, BCC will not review submission until fall term of AY 22/23)