June 16, 2017

How does a course get reviewed for RS designation?

Once you submit your materials, the applications for RS designation are distributed by OSCAR to all members of the FCA. The members review the application, looking specifically at the criteria for RS courses. They then meet, discuss the applications, and make a recommendation to the chair of the committee (Bethany), which can fall into one of four categories:

  • To accept the application and designate the course as RS
  • To accept pending minor revisions that can be submitted to OSCAR for approval and designation.
  • To delay decision pending major revisions, which are reviewed by the FCA again (usually the same semester)
  • Decline to designate

In cases of middle two categories, you are given a clear explanation of what changes are needed before the course can be designated.

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