Brooks College Dean's Office
224 Lake Ontario Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
Submitting SWS Course Proposals
Supplemental Writing Skills (SWS) courses are proposed to and approved by the University Writing Skills Committee.
Preparing Your SWS Course Proposal
Before beginning your proposal, review the following GVSU SWS documents:
If you are creating an online or hybrid SWS course, you must also review Preparing an SWS Online or Hybrid Course Proposal.
To obtain SWS course approval, the University Writing Skills Committee requires that your proposal include
NOTE: If approved, the submitted course syllabus becomes the SWS syllabus of record and is filed with the Registrar. Thus, the syllabus must stand on its own without the need of further clarification in the cover letter.
Formatting & Submission
Prepare a word processing document in Microsoft Word format which contains your proposal letter and the SWS course syllabus. Submit the document by email to
Course proposals can be submitted at any time. The following deadlines allow time for an approved course to be included in the next-year's schedule of classes.
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