Catalog Proof Copy


2017-2018 Catalog Proof Copy

Academic Units - Instructions for editing the 2018 WSU General Catalog

Please review the faculty listing and departmental description from your unit's portion of the WSU Catalog Proof Copy in the drop-down menu below. Return edits to by Friday, April 27th, 2018.

Please be aware that Requirements (Schedules of Studies for degrees, majors, and options; Minors; Certificates) and course descriptions are not displayed in the Catalog Proof Copy since they may not be edited. Changes to courses and requirements that have been approved by Faculty Senate as of 3/29/2018 have been entered into the online catalog at Those from the 4/12/2018 meeting will be entered shortly thereafter.
Note: NEW DEGREES and DEGREE EXTENSIONS to other campuses must be approved by the Board of Regents and WSU's accrediting body - the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) - before these can be advertised in the catalog and elsewhere.

Instructions for Editing Copy:

  • Editing Faculty lists:
    1. Faculty are listed by rank (e.g., regents professor, professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor) from highest to lowest, with chairs and directors listed first giving both their title and rank (e.g., chair and associate professor, S. Smith)
    2. When editing Faculty lists, please adhere to the gender-neutral catalog style of listing faculty by first initial and last name. If there are two people with the same initial and last name, include a middle initial as well.
  • No Revisions: If there are no changes to your section, simply email Barb Schmidtlein. and confirm that there are "No Revisions".
  • Revisions: If making changes, copy and paste the section from the Catalog Proof Copy into a Word document then follow these instructions:
    1. For text to be deleted, please strikeout the text but leave it showing in the document. For text that needs to be added, please add and underline the new text.
      • Using Track Changes: This process is easily done using Track Changes in Word. Here's how: Before starting edits, choose the "Review" tab in the Word program, select "Track Changes", then Track Changes in the drop down menu. Click on "Show Markup" and make sure "Insertions and Deletions" is checked. PLEASE uncheck "Comments".
    2. Leaving the underlines and strikeouts in place, attach your edit copy and email to Barb Schmidtlein.
  • Major Revisions: If whole sections are being replaced, please provide new text for those sections only, and leave the old text in place with strikeouts. If Using "Track Changes", turn "Comments" on under the "Show Markup" and indicate where the insertion will go, if needed.
  • Deadline for copy return: Friday, April 27th, 2018. The goal is to have the 2018 WSU General Catalog available for students attending new student orientation beginning June 5th.

If you believe a requirement or course description needs to be corrected, or have any other questions about editing your catalog copy, please contact Barb Schmidtlein, at 335-5583 or

Thank you to all editors!

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