Course Development and Revision Request

Course Development and Revision Request

This form is for requesting new course development or major revisions to an existing course, not for reporting minor errors in course content (e.g., broken web links, confusing or contradictory instructions, typos, etc.). Please use the Faculty Course Issue Report for that purpose.


  1. This form is for use only by lead faculty, deans, or professors in charge (PIC) of the course or program.  If you would like to propose a revision and are not in one of these roles, please contact the lead faculty for the program.
  2. Please check the Ottawa University Two-Year Course Schedule to determine future terms (at least 16 weeks from today's date) when this course will be offered.
  3. Then check the Course Development and Revision Schedule to see when the design team has availability. 
  4. Use the information from #2 and #3 to complete your request.
  5. One course per request form.
  6. An asterisk (*) denotes a required field.


My Contact Information

My Request Information

What is the course number?
What is the full name of the course?
Please explain why the course needs development/revision and include as much detail as possible

Stakeholder Information

Are you the Lead Faculty or PIC for this course/program?
Who else needs to be included in conversations about this request? If there are none, please enter "N/A"
Has this request been discussed with the Dean of the School in which this course is housed?
If you have someone in mind who could serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME), please enter the name(s) here. (Please do not offer this person the SME role at this juncture.)

Scheduling and Enrollment

How often is this course typically offered in one academic year (i.e., during how many terms)?
Average enrollment per term across all learning modalities (not per section)?
On a scale of 1-5, 1 being urgent/high priority, how urgent is this request?
On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the most resource intensive, how extensive do the course updates need to be?
Based on the Two-Year Course Schedule, which term would you like the new/updated course to be ready in time for? Note: the term you list here must begin at least 16 weeks from today’s date and no guarantees are made at this juncture as to whether your requested term can be met.
What will be done with the current textbook?
Please enter any additional comments here.