Reminder: 2023-2024 Edition of the General Catalog Updates due February 6, 2023

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Cornelia Lang, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
RE: Reminder: 2023-2024 Edition of the General Catalog Updates due February 6, 2023

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The University of Iowa General Catalog for 2023-2024 is now open for editing. The Registrar sends emails to those on the workflow path alerting users to pages that need editing and approval.

If you are planning substantial changes to any of your programs of study, please let me know immediately. Some changes need to be presented to UEPCC, and this should be done early in the spring semester—at the latest—in order to meet the Registrar’s deadline for completing Catalog review.

CLAS encourages departments/programs to begin reviewing Catalog pages as soon as possible. The review process can take longer than expected since multiple people are often on the workflow path.

Additional General Catalog Information from the Registrar

Due Date: Catalog updates must be completed by all reviewers on your workflow path by Monday, February 6, 2023

You will likely have more than one Catalog page to review.  Your departmental/program page as well as each major, minor, and certificate program are on separate Catalog pages.

Editing Style: Your copy will be edited to conform to the General Catalog style. Please do not edit your chapter to conform to a different style-sheet; for example, do not add capitalization to majors, minors, or certificates.

Workflow Path: The Catalog users in your departmental/program workflow were updated in September.  If you need to make additional changes to those individuals on the workflow path, please contact the catalog team at

Courses: Most of the course information in the Catalog is extracted from the course approval forms submitted through the MAUI Course Library. If you submit course revisions or deletions, make the effective session on the forms no later than fall 2023 if you want them to be reflected in the 2023–24 catalog. If you add new courses, you can make the effective session on the forms no later than spring 2024 to be included in the Catalog.

Sample Plan of Study: Sample plans are updated in MAUI by an advisor or coordinator associated with your department/program and are not edited in the Catalog. Sample plans will not appear in the published catalog until a program’s pages are completed by the department and the sample plan team can confirm a plan will match 2023–24 Catalog requirements. Updates should be submitted by Friday, March 31 to ensure timely inclusion in the catalog. You can contact the sample plan team by email at

Questions: If you have questions about course information, deadlines, or how to use the CMS, contact or 319-467-1013 (Chelsea).

Thank you for your assistance to ensure that the General Catalog is a valuable resource to all users!