A special topics course may only be taught once; then it needs to be proposed as a permanent addition to the curriculum (a dispensation may be sought for visiting faculty who will not be remaining at Kenyon). A course a faculty member intends to propose for permanent adoption may begin as a Special Topics Course. Special Topics courses must carry the number _91 (for either semester, e.g., fall or spring, mid-level, history, special topic: HIST 291)
Use the CPC Special Topics Form on the Registrar's website under Faculty Forms.
Requests should include the faculty member's name, the department, course level (100, 200, 300, 400), the title, and a course description. The department chair/program director should send forms to the Registrar and the chair of CPC by email (as attachments). The process might be made more efficient if the department chair were to compile, as much as is practicable, all special topics for the department and forward them at the same time. The Registrar will compile a list of special topics courses for review and reporting by CPC.
Because the new course catalogue will contain only courses adopted to the permanent curriculum, special topics will not be listed. The deadlines for reporting to CPC are as follows:
March 1 for fall preregistration
August 25 for fall enrollment -- Emergency changes only!
October 1 for spring preregistration
January 10 for spring registration -- Emergency changes only!