Students are encouraged to schedule a degree audit appointment with the Registrar either during their junior or senior year, to make sure they are on track for fulfillment of all degree requirements. Call the Registrar’s Office at 608-363-2640 to schedule an appointment.
Click here to find out more information about the LAP requirement and here for the LAP completion form (downloadable as pdf fillable). Complete and return the form to the Registrar’s Office. You can also pick up a hard copy form in the Registrar’s Office.
New Courses or Changes to Current Courses
If you are proposing a new course, please submit a course proposal form to COA by the Friday of the 3rd week of classes.
If you are teaching a topics course in the Fall, please submit your descriptions using the Fall 2020 Course Description Submission Form by Friday, February 14. This is necessary even if you’ve taught the course before.
A useful resource for new and returning faculty members is the course schedule grid, which shows the standard timeslots available for scheduling classes. The new timeslot grid approved by the December 2019 Academic Senate will be linked here soon.
New current timeslot grid coming soon.
Timeline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 schedule preparation
Thursday, January 30: Call for Schedule
Friday, February 7: Call for Schedule (both terms) & New Course Proposals for Fall 2020 Due
Friday, February 14: Topics Course Descriptions (Fall 2020) Due
Monday, February 24: Schedule (Fall 2020) Returned for Proofing
Friday, March 6: All Changes to Fall 2020 Schedule Due
To be Announced: Schedule (Fall 2020) Published to Portal
To enable students to demonstrate more adequately their intellectual capacity and to fulfill their intellectual potential, Beloit College believes that they should have an opportunity to work independently on chosen projects. These learning experiences, referred to as “special projects”, consist of individual work under faculty supervision or guidance, such as field investigation, library or laboratory research, planned reading programs, artistic creation, and approved foreign study of an independent or semi-independent character. Evaluation of special projects is based on appropriate tangible evidence of achievement.
Special projects are numbered 390 and may be taken for .25 - 1.00 unit of credit. Students should have at least sophomore standing.
Register for a Special Project
To register for a Special Project, a student must complete a Special Project Contract. No special project will be added to a student’s registration without a contract. The contract must be approved by the instructor, the department chair, and the student’s advisor. This signed contract must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the date set for adding courses for that module. To register for more than 2 units of Special Project in one term, a student must receive prior approval from the Provost/Dean of the College.
Special projects may be elected during vacation terms, upon payment of the appropriate fee. Grades for such work are due in the Registrar’s Office no later than the end of the first week of classes in the subsequent term of residence.
Special projects elected in the senior year may be used in fulfillment of departmental honors programs.
Students taking special projects courses during the summer will be assessed an administrative charge (check with the Accounting Office for the current fee). This option may be used only twice.