News About Q2S

Thank you for all the work you are doing to prepare for Q2S. As we move forward, the College of Engineering is committed to making the process as seamless as possible, knowing that we have a long road ahead.

We will continue sending messages to keep everyone up to date, and as a reminder, resources are available on the CENG faculty/staff canvas page at

On the canvas page, you can also find college deadlines, most notably the May 15 deadline for each department to submit initial course proposals for all courses offered that are required by the department’s major programs. Check with your department chair for internal deadlines.

Innovative Engineering Education Fair

We are excited to announce the upcoming Innovative Engineering Education Fair created to support faculty in the development of their course proposals. This will be a reoccurring event in the ATL on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. The first event will be March 9 and will continue March 16, April 6 and April 20.

This fair will provide valuable resources including featured presentations by champions to help explore various aspects of course proposal development; office hours and open assistance from various department curriculum chairs (any faculty can come ask any question about curriculum and course proposal writing).

This week, I will be answering questions about the CENG supplemental form and aligning courses with the college strategic plan, Dianne DeTurris will discuss systems perspective for curriculum and answer questions that come up, Aaron Keen will provide course proposal help and Lynne Slivovsky will present on supporting faculty scholarship in semesters.

There will be cookies and coffee and faculty are welcome to stop by and say hello. This is a great time to work on proposals in a friendly space where helpful colleagues are available to chat.  Learn more here.

Q2S factoids

This year’s admitted students will experience their senior year on semesters! The college has approximately 838 courses on the quarter system and the current semester curriculum proposals include approximately 709 courses.  This means faculty members are working on writing 700 course proposals for the semester curriculum, with all required courses for each major due May 15 for department and college-level curriculum committees to have time to review these courses.  

Thank you for your hard work and preparation! Your work is truly Learn by Doing, and our students will benefit greatly.

Zoë Wood, Associate Dean for Diversity and Student Success