Catalog Overview

Sam Houston State University's Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs are online publications maintained and published on a yearly cycle by the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment.  Catalog content is developed, reviewed, and approved by the respective university units.  The following provides administrative information and guidance related to SHSU's catalog review cycle.

CourseLeaf Academic Catalog Management System

Beginning with the 2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, the review, edit, approval, and publication processes will be managed using the new CourseLeaf Academic Catalog Management Software.

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Catalog Review Cycle

2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs



November 1

Catalog Editing Opens to Department Users/Catalog Editors

December 6*

Catalog Edits to be Completed and Pages Submitted for Dean’s Office/Catalog Approver's Review and Approval

January 17

Dean’s Office/Catalog Approver's Approvals to be Completed. Catalog Editing and Approvals Close to Departments, Colleges, and Administrative Units

February 17

Office of Academic Planning and Assessment Review to be Completed

March 6 (week of)

Target Catalog Publication Date

* Recommended internal deadline. Date may be pushed up or back by unit administration to accommodate January 17th completion date.


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