Course Action Form

The Course Action Form (CAF) is used to add new courses to the catalog or make changes to existing courses. The Course Action Form uses a workflow approval process to adhere to CWRU’s course governance for new courses and course updates.

Course Action Form


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Training and Resources

Review our Course Action Form GUIDES

These guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to do the most common actions in the Course Action Form process. If a scenario is not covered within the guide section, please email for individualized assistance in completing the task.

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The University Registrar's Office offers demonstrations (including a Q&A session) for faculty and staff who may interact with this process. To request this training, contact


Benefits of the Course Action Form


  • Provides immediate, in-context information on related courses and programs. When viewing a course to propose changes, users are shown other courses, programs, and bulletin pages that reference that course. This helps identify other CAFs, PAFs, or content updates in the General Bulletin based on the proposed change.

  • Streamlines form logic, accommodating individual school needs. Questions on form are responsive so that all required information on form is based on school or academic level of the course proposal.

  • Enhances Functionality. A button next to the catalog number field shows all course numbers currently used by an active or inactive course to help identify available course numbers for new proposals.

  • Includes a more robust workflow automation. Allows for easier addition and removal of approvers. Cross-listed approvals are automatically included and do not require a separate attachment to submit with the proposal.

  • Provides proposal status transparency. The dashboard is available to all faculty and staff. Each course shows the status of the course, and provide a snapshot of where the proposal is in workflow and how long it has been at each step.


Course Action Form Guides


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