College of Liberal Arts Deans and Department Chairs -- Dean Gary Steward; Associate Dean Joan Luxenburg; Assistant Dean Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen; Dr. DeWade Langley, director of the School of Criminal Justice; Dr. Roz Miller, chair of the Department of Mass Communication; Dr. David Ford, chair of the department of Sociology, Gerontology and Substance Abuse Studies; Dr. Theresa Vaughan, chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy; Dr. Lou Furmanski, chair of the Department of Political Science; Dr. Patti Loughlin, chair of the Department of History and Geography; Dr. Catherine Webster, chair of the Department of Modern Languages; Dr. David Macey, chair of the Department of English; and Assistant Dean Rudi Nollert.

Updated Map and Classroom Capacity and Equipment Chart

A new map of the rooms in the Liberal Arts building is available here. A chart showing what equipment is available in those rooms and the occupancy limit of each room is available here.

Required Syllabi Elements

Do your syllabi include the necessary elements? Make sure. Check out the Required Syllabus Elements and Definitions.

Copy Center Guidelines

The LA Copy Center has provided guidelines to assist you in your copying, scanning and printing needs. Please be sure to review them. You can find them in the Policies and Guidelines section of the Forms and Documents page.

Revised Department Room Assignments

The listing of rooms available for departments in the College of Liberal Arts has been modified. Check out the new room assignments here.

Faculty Exchange Policy

The College of Liberal Arts has exchange opportunities with colleges and universities all over the world. This program has not only allowed visiting scholars to share their knowledge with our students but has also enabled UCO faculty to experience educational programs and interact with students across the globe.

Review the new Faculty Exchange Policy and see the listing of exchange opportunities available to CLA faculty.

Review the latest copyright policy.


College of Liberal Arts Initiatives - What You Need To Know

The College of Liberal Arts continues to set the standard for dedication, innovation and scholarship. We prepare students to succeed in a diverse and ever‐changing world. We also face unique challenges.

The College of Liberal Arts Initiatives document offers details on what we are doing and what the future holds.


Schedule Build Information Updated

Administrative assistants may be pleased to discover that the Schedule Build information pages have been updated and include up-to-date listings of technology resources available in each classroom.

Check out the new pages.


Proposed Mission Vision Statement Released

The Liberal Arts Alignment Task Force has produced a draft report outlining Liberal Arts' academic mission, vision, and goals.

You may read the report and the statements here.

Fall 2014 Deadlines to Remember

Note: Web Deadlines in RED

 Intersession and Intrasession Classes:  In order to receive any refund and avoid having a "W" on your transcript, you must drop an intersession class on or before the first day of class.   Each intersession will also have its unique last day to drop with a "W" based on the length of the course.

Click here for Intersession and Intrasession (short courses) add/drop deadlines


16-Week Session

12-Week  Sessions
 and Success Central

Block I

Block II


August 18
to December 12

August 18
to November 7

August 19
to October 8

October 9
to December 12
 

Early Enrollment Ends in Person in NUC 124 

August 15

August 15
August 15
August 15

Early Enrollment Ends on the Web

August 17
August 17
August 17
August 17

Last day to completely withdraw via the WEB - 8 AM

August 18
August 18
August 18
August 18
Please Note:   After 8 am August 18, students completely withdrawing (dropping their last class) must do so in person at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Room 124 in the Nigh University Center.

Late Enrollment 

August 18-22
August 18-22
August 18-20
August 18-October 8

Classwork Begins

August 18

August 18
August 18
October 9

First Day for Grade of W for Complete Withdrawals 

September 2

August 28

August 25

October 16 

First Day for Grade of W when dropping an individual course 

September 2 

August 28

August 25 

October 16 

ENROLLMENT/ADD/DROP DEADLINES:

Last Day for Enrollments:

. . to apply for Fall Graduation (Bachelors Degrees) 

July 1, 2014

$25.00 late application fee for Bachelors degrees begins 

July 2, 2014

. . to apply for Fall Graduation (Masters Degrees) 

September 15, 2014

$25.00 late application fee for Masters degrees begins 

September 16, 2014

. . to ENROLL or ADD classes via the WEB

August 22

August 22

August 20

October 13

. . to ENROLL or ADD classes in person 

5 pm, August 22 

August 22

August 20

October 13

. . to change from Undergraduate to Graduate credit 

5 pm, August 22 

August 22

August 20

October 13

. . to change from Audit to Credit 

5 pm, August 22 

August 22

August 20

October 13

Labor Day - Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed - Monday, September 1

Last Day for No-Record Drops and Refunds:

. . to Drop an individual class w/o a grade in person 

August 29 August 27 August 22

October 17

. . for any refund when Dropping a class in person August 29 August 27 August 22 October 17
. . to Drop an individual class w/o a grade via the WEB September 1 August 27 August 24 October 19

. . for any refund when DROPPING a class via the WEB

September 1 August 27 August 24  October 19

Click here for Intersession and Intrasession (short courses) drop deadlines

Fall Break - Classes Dismissed, Offices Open (Thursday & Friday), Thursday, October 16 through Sunday, October 19

Last Day for Drops with a W Grade:

. . to change from Credit to Audit 

October 31 

October 13

September 25 

November 19 

. . to change from Graduate to Undergraduate credit 

October 31

October 13 September 25 November 19

. . to DROP an Individual course in person

October 31 October 13 September 25 November 19

. . to WITHDRAW from ALL COURSES in person 

October 31 October 13 September 25 November 19

. . to DROP an Individual course via the web

November 2 October 13 September 25 November 19

Click here for Intersession and Intrasession (short courses) drop deadlines

Thanksgiving - Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed, Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30

Fee Payment/Refund Deadlines:

Fee Payment Due Date for ALL Courses 

August 15 

August 15

August 15 

August 15 

First Day for Late Enrollment fee of $40 

August 18

August 18

August 18

August 18

Last Day for 100% refund on COMPLETE WITHDRAWALS 

August 29

August 27

August 22 

October 17





End of Term:

Classwork Ends 

December 5 November 6 October 7

December 5

Final Examinations 

December 8 - 12 

November 7

October 8 

December 8 - 12 

Semester Ends 

December 12 December 12 December 12

December 12


Grades Due from faculty via the WEB by 12 Noon 

December 16

November 11 October 13

December 16

Grades Posted to Transcript, Available to Students, after 5 pm 

December 17

November 11

October 13

December 17


Undergraduate Degrees Posted on Transcripts, Available to Students 

December 19

December 19

December 19

December 19

New Study Tour Oversight Council Policy

In order to facilitate the oversight of, guidance to and advocacy for study tours and similar field experiences that are led by Liberal Arts College faculty, the College establishes a Liberal Arts Study Tour Oversight Council (LA STOC). The voting members shall be faculty of the College experienced in leading study tours and a representative from the Dean's Office.

Review the new policy.