Department Approval

What are Department Approvals?

During class scheduling, departments can choose to require a "department approval" for all students to be able to register for a class. These are not student holds and they are not prerequisites that are assigned during curriculum development. They simply provide departments a way to manage class registration for the following reasons:

  • The class requires an audition before a student can register.
  • The class is for an internship for which a student must have prior approval.
  • The class is a senior capstone where approval is needed.
  • Etc.

Who can authorize a department approval?

Currently, the ability to apply a department approval lies with academic advisors who work with departmental personnel to ensure that the approval is legitimate. During Spring 2021, we are PILOTING the ability for faculty to add the approval directly through the Course Section Authorization Tool for some course subjects:

  • ART, DANC, MUSC, THEA, SLSS, and UVST

The plan is to expand this ability after successful testing.

Instructions and Help

For the Course Section Authorization Tool. Videos included!

How to Submit a Department Approval (Video!)

  1. Go to https://my.uvu.edu/faculty/my-classes.html
  2. Select Course Section Authorization Tool under the 'Current Teaching' section.
  3. Choose a section.
  4. Search by Student ID or Student Name and click Submit Approval. All done!

How to Review Previously-Submitted Approvals

  1. Go to https://my.uvu.edu/faculty/my-classes.html
  2. Select Course Section Authorization Tool under the 'Current Teaching' section.
  3. Choose a section.
  4. Select Review Submitted Approvals.

NOTE: An 'RW' or 'RE' in the Status column means the student has registered. If the column is blank, the student has not yet registered.

How to Rescind a Department Approval

The current version of this tool does not have that capability, though it will be available in a future release. Please send a request to registration@uvu.edu to rescind your approval.

What do the terms "Available", "Future", and "Expired" at the top of the cards mean?

  • Available - This means the section is available for you to provide your authorization to a student. See the date ranges at the bottom of the card.
  • Future - This means that you are not yet able to provide your authorization to a student. See the date ranges at the bottom of the card.
  • Expired - This means the availability to provide your authorization to a student has already passed.

What does "None of your sections currently require late add or departmental approval" mean?

 This means one of two things:

  1. None of your sections require department approval, so no authorizations can be granted (common).
  2. You are not assigned to any sections. Check with your department chair (not common).

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To provide your experience and feedback using the Course Section Authorization Tool, please complete the feedback form. It's short and easy!

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