New Course Approval & Course Changes
The Dartmouth Course Approval Routing System (DCARS) is an online tool used to both propose new and update existing courses according to Dartmouth's governance structure. See the DCARS Course Approval Flow for reference. If your course has an international travel component, the Committee on Off-Campus Activities (COCA) must first approve the travel before DCARS can review the proposed course.
Users can follow course proposals through the process and, upon final approval, DCARS adds the new information directly into Banner, which then populates the Course Timetable and Course Catalog (ORC). New course information is also listed in a separate publication, the ORC New Course Supplement. Any curricular changes initiated by departments follow the guidelines in this document.