2018 Course Proposals

Welcome to the Jan Term 2018 Course Proposal page! We are accepting proposals for Jan Term 2018 Travel courses in the month of December 2016, and for Jan Term 2018 On-Campus courses in the period of March 1st - March 15th, 2017. 

Dear Colleagues,

Here you will find the Jan Term 2018 course proposal forms and guidelines for submission.

Please note that we have different submission periods for Travel and On-Campus courses: 

  • Travel course proposals for Jan Term 2018 must be submitted in December 2016. (Deadline is 1/1/17.)
  • On-Campus course proposals for Jan Term 2018 must be submitted between March 1st and March 15th, 2017. 
Course proposals submitted outside these submission periods will not be considered.

Travel course proposals are reviewed by the January Term Committee in December and January, and On-Campus course proposals are reviewed April and May. The lead-time for curriculum development and for production of our course catalog is long. Hence, there will be NO exceptions to the following guidelines:

  • Proposals must be submitted within each course type's open submission period.
  • Proposals must be SUBMITTED ONLINE - Click here to access the proposal form.

  • If you taught a course in Jan Term 2016/17 and we do not have a syllabus on file, we will postpone review of your 2018 proposal until we receive your latest syllabus.
  • As you create your proposal, make special note of the criteria for distinguishing between upper and lower division courses. Course proposals which do not supply a rationale for upper division status will be classified as lower division.
  • We hope that faculty teaching lower division on-campus courses will continue the practice of reserving at least five places for freshmen. That practice has significantly reduced the complaints of freshmen.
  • If you do not currently teach at SMC and wish to submit a course proposal, you must upload a current curriculum vita with your proposal. This vita should feature previous courses taught, and include both number and title.
  • If you have problems or questions, please call the Jan Term Office at (925) 631-4245 or e-mail us at: Janterm@stmarys-ca.edu.

Before you submit your 2018 January Term Course Proposal Form, we request that you review the following information:

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. 


Anna Novakov
Director of the January Term