Catalog Coordinators

The Academic Planning group within the Registrar's Office is responsible for creation and maintenance of the FAS Course Catalog and Schedule of Classes. We support over one hundred catalog coordinators in the creation and maintenance of course information for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

In Fall 2015, FAS adopted a new student information system (SIS),my.harvard. Catalog coordinators should sign in as Administrative Staff and perform their work in two parts:

  • FAS Course Catalog: a full inventory of a particular department's offerings
  • Schedule of Classes: classes that are "scheduled" to be offered in a particular semester

Please visit the Previous FAS Course Offerings page to access course listings from prior years.

NEW! Catalog and Schedule of Classes Workflows: Condensed step-by-step guides for the most common tasks used to maintain course catalog offerings and to schedule classes.

Online Help Resources: Take advantage of the video tutorials that are available on every page of the Catalog and the Schedule of Classes as you build your department course offerings. Click the Help link in the upper right hand corner of any tab and watch a tutorial or download and print documentation. Also, don't forget about the my.harvard Knowledge Center which hosts a wealth of information for instructors, advisors, students and staff on everything from the study card process, to sectioning. 

For Help with Technical Issues (access issues, log-in problems, cannot view courses, etc.): Contact

For Help with Business Process or Course Setup Questions: Contact the Academic Planning group at or 617-496-5212.

The following PDF documents will guide you in creating and editing the courses offered by your department or committee.