Instructions: The forms are in PDF form fillable format. Select the form you require and save to your local folder. Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher, or Adobe Pro version 9 or higher on a Windows operating system is required to use these forms. If you have problems with these forms please contact the Education Council Chair.




Cross-listed courses have the same course title, calendar description, course content, level (first digit of the course number), and credit value, but subject codes and course numbers may differ. Cross-listed courses are identified as such in the Okanagan College Calendar.

  • Cross-listing proposals must have the approval of all relevant departments, portfolio curriculum review bodies, Education Council standing committees, and Education Council.
  • Course content, calendar description, format, contact hours, methods of evaluation, and selection and recommended assignment of faculty will reside with the originating department.
  • A full calendar description will be provided for the courses in all departments using the cross-listed course. The course description for XXX should conclude “This course is also offered as YYY. Students with credit for YYY cannot take XXX for further credit.”
  • Okanagan College will maintain a table of cross-listed courses to ensure:
    • Credit will be granted only once for the cross-listed courses.
    • Students will continue to meet program requirements for the number of courses taken outside the portfolio or outside the area of specialization.
    • A cross-listed course may only be used once to meet the requirements for a Major/Minor/Emphasis/Specialization/Option.
  • The costs involved in offering a cross-listed course will be negotiated between the departments.
  • Faculty members capable of teaching the cross-listed course need only exist in one department.
  • Okanagan College will maintain a record of the consultation and agreement between the cross-listing departments.

Calendar description for a course

Past practice has been to limit the calendar description to 60 words or less. This is not so much a requirement now that the calendar is online. The new course and course revision forms both tell you how many words you have provided in your description but do not limit you if you need a longer description.

The calendar description should be placed on your course outline. A technique some are using to provide additional information about the course is to add a portion to the course outline, immediately following the calendar description and separated from it by a heading (Course content, or Additional description, or Additional information), which provides expanded or additional information about the course. For example, for a computing course, you may wish to provide information about the software being used. For an English course, you may wish to describe a specific approach or emphasis you will be using. For a Topics course, you should provide details of the specific topic(s) being considered.


If you are developing policies which need to be approved by the Academic Regulations and Policy (ARP) standing committee and then Education Council, the template policy is available here and its cover page is available here. Both are docx files, at least for the moment.

Last updated: 2015 11 30