Deadlines for the 20201–22 Academic Year

Upcoming Fall 2021:  Extended to Friday, June 11, 2021

Winter 2022:  Monday, November 1, 2021

Spring 2022:  Monday, January 27, 2022

Submit an online course proposal form on Course Inventory Management System (CIMS). Scroll down to the “Propose a Fiat Lux seminar” section, and click on “Propose.”


Senate faculty who wish to teach a Fiat Lux seminar must submit a simple on-line application (Course Management System [CIMS] ), which includes the course number “19”, subject area heading, proposed title, a brief description of the seminar topic, a short list of 2-4 readings, a brief biographical statement, as well as a preference for the quarter (fall, winter, spring) in which the seminar will be offered. If you are not Senate faculty housed in a department, please choose “Honors Collegium” as the Subject Area. Although Fiat Lux seminars are listed by departments, Senate faculty must follow the application process outlined here, and no department may offer a Fiat Lux seminar that differs from the guidelines provided here, unless first approved by the Fiat Lux Faculty Advisory Committee

Proposal Review Process

Fiat Lux seminar proposals are reviewed by the Fiat Lux Faculty Advisory Committee after the on-line proposal is submitted. This committee includes members who represent a wide variety of UCLA’s academic fields. The program is administered by the Office of Undergraduate Education Initiatives in consultation with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The office works closely with the Fiat Lux Faculty Advisory Committee to facilitate the selection process. They also work closely with campus units to recruit Senate faculty and advertise offerings.

Departments must arrange scheduling for their Senate faculty members and assist with text book orders. The Office of Undergraduate Education Initiatives is available to assist in scheduling Honors Collegium 19 Fiat Lux seminars if needed.


As indicated in the previous section, the appropriate seminar format may either be a one hour meeting per week or a two hour meeting every other week (at least ten hours over the duration of the quarter). If you choose to teach the two-hour every other week meeting option, the first meeting must be scheduled during the first week of classes. Each seminar should enroll a minimum of ten students and may not exceed an enrollment of 20 students with a waiting list cap of five. Seminars which do not have at least five students enrolled by the end of second week will be canceled.

Once a seminar is approved, the department is expected to schedule the seminar and order the requisite materials. The Registrar’s Office will not generate PTE numbers for the seminar.

For those who are interested, scheduling space may also be available “on the hill” either in the Residence Halls or in public venues such as Covel Commons, De Neve Plaza or Bradley International Hall. Please email  to request a “no charge” room. It’s best to provide them with the class dates and times to expedite the request.

A seminar may not be canceled or rescheduled once enrollment has begun.