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.

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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

2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Date Task
September 27 Catalog Editing Opens to Department Users/Catalog Editors
November 1 Catalog Edits to be Completed and Pages Submitted for Dean’s Office/Catalog Approver's Review and Approval
December 13 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 9 (week of) Target Catalog Publication Date


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