Instructional resources

The Office of the Provost offers a variety of resources and support for faculty teaching courses and the the list below is a solid starting point for faculty and instructors.

Modes of instruction for Fall 2020

We know that the uncertainty associated with the pandemic and the subsequent impacts on our planning for the fall causes anxiety and concerns for our students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to maximize the safe on-campus, in-person experience for students, faculty, and staff. We also have students who seek to continue their education remotely and we need to maximize our ability to accommodate their needs. We can do both while providing a high-quality educational experience for our students and adhering to national, state, and system guidelines to provide a healthy and safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

Teaching continuity

Campus closures due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances may sometimes prevent classes from meeting. In preparation for such disruptions, please review the following advice and resources.

COVID-19 S/U policy

Before deciding whether to change one or more of their Spring 2020 courses to be graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis, students should consider COVID-19 S/U policy.

University catalog

The University catalog lists all academic policies and procedures, including information on curriculum requirements, fees, four-year courses of study for all of the University's undergraduate majors, graduate and undergraduate course offerings and a listing of faculty members.


Curriculog is used to automate the curriculum approval process. Current faculty and staff must use their NetID log-in to review, edit, comment upon or submit new proposals. For questions or assistance contact Maureen Cronin, Associate Registrar and Curriculog System Administrator, at

Syllabus requirements

The Provost requires an up-to-date syllabus for each course, in accordance with UAM 6501: Syllabus Policy. For all courses, faculty members are required to distribute a course syllabus to students by the end of the first week of class. Learn about about syllabus requirements, components and additional reminders about constructing a syllabus.

Instructional space scheduling

Colleges and departments are required to adhere to a set of rules when scheduling classes to ensure colleges are scheduling a broad range of course offerings and improving space utilization.

University Courses and Curricula Committee (UCCC)

The University Courses and Curricula Committee (UCCC) is charged with reviewing proposals for changes in courses and curricula requested by academic departments, divisions, schools, and colleges.