Bulletin Preparation

It's that time again!

The campus bulletin is, what I describe as, "the bible of the campus!" All information in the campus bulletin is edited annually and contains all rules, regulations, policies, degree requirements, official course descriptions, and lists of faculty, administration, and emeritus faculty. The campus bulletin is the official contract with the student; and therefore, requires the information to be concise and correct.

It is imperative that all information provided is correct; and that pages are proofed carefully to ensure that the student is provided with only factual information.

Please follow the guidelines provided on this site.

Important Correspondence with Departmental Editors

Hi all— 

I have received a few edits for the 21-22 Campus Bulletin; thanks so much for this!

A reminder, as I want to ensure that editors are using the PDF files that are in the Google Drive folders—set up for each area. Please do not make edits on the compiled PDF of the bulletin that is linked to the 2020-2021 Campus Bulletin. The PDF files in the Google folders are set up individually and printed for each hyperlink in the bulletin. The PDF is to be downloaded from the folder, edited using tools in Acrobat, re-saved (date and initials only), and uploaded to the same folder. Using this system last year worked very well (using BOX) and keeps all edits in a space that enables the pages to be found easily and kept together. At this time, I’m finding a glitch with Google—not sending me a notification when a file is added to a folder. I hope this works out soon—in the meantime, when you upload a file to your folder, a quick email would be very appreciated.

I have received emails from some editors saying they are unable to access the folder—this is because the folders were set up using the editor’s IU email address. If a person has an existing Google account, that is the default. You will need to sign in using your IU login.

I would also like to advise that I will expect to see edits for all undergraduate degrees—as the number of General Education requirements has now changed to 33 credit hours—but the 120 credit hour requirement has not changed. I will be making this change to (most) degrees (33 cr.)—if there is explanation beyond the number of General Education credits, I will leave as-is for the departmental editor to correct.

 Thanks all—and I look forward to receiving more edits prior to the October 5 deadline!

Stay safe,


Just an FYI if you didn’t know this, if anyone has a personal google account, it may default to that instead of the IU account.  They need to be logging in with their IU account.  I get that with students all the time. 

​Good morning-- 

It appears that many are having issues with either 1) accessing the GOOGLE DRIVE folder; or 2) accessing the test site link. 

1) The folders with PDFs were granted access to those who were determined to be bulletin editors-- if an editor is requesting another to review, they would not have access to the folder. If this is the case, please let me know and I will get the link for you. 

2) In order to access the test site, you need to be logged in to the VPN (if not on-campus). It is not enough to be logged in with your credentials. I currently log in with SOPHOS; however, you may want to contact the HELP DESK to determine the best option for you. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Thanks-- and MASK UP! 


Good afternoon-- 

It has been brought to my attention that the hyperlink to the test bulletin site is incorrect (thanks Justin F)

Please use the following which is the main page and will link to any page: 


For all information regarding editing the campus bulletin, please see the https://academics.iusb.edu/bulletin/index.html​ for complete instruction (including creating PDFs) and communication sent to editors). 

My apologies for any confusion.

Mask up! 


Good morning! 

I trust you are all enjoyed the summer—having had time to spend with family and friends.

Before we get started (once again) with editing the 2021-2022 Campus Bulletin, I wanted to (once again) pass on an editing idea that has been used by Karen Christopher (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) for the past couple of years.

Karen has been printing out PDFs for ALL relevant pages to CLAS (accreditation, department information, degree requirements, course descriptions, administrative staff, etc.); and when a change occurs, a note is made to the PDF. Therefore, when the time comes to submit all changes (to me) for the upcoming bulletin, the edits are already made. This has helped to provide needed changes in a very timely and efficient matter.

This year, we are utilizing a GOOGLE DRIVE folder to hold all edits—both from the editor and myself (to proof the requested change/s against the appropriate linked page/s). PDF files will not be emailed to me; but rather uploaded to the folder. Most editors will have received the link to the GOOGLE DRIVE folder for their edits.

Since there are hundreds of pages in the bulletin, we request that the following naming convention be used (as in past years):

2122-arts-arts-info-DATESENT-INITIALS.pdf. [for instance, 2122-arts-arts-info-081919-mc.pdf]

This will help me identify which pages have been edited 

I will then upload the page when complete to the folder with the name. Once that is done, please be sure to proof the page against the appropriate hyperlink in the test site. 



Please follow the instructions (below) to print pages to PDFs (please do not use the PDF copy of the bulletin that is linked to the online bulletin):

  • In your browser, go to the IU South Bend Bulletin 2021-2022 (https://test.bulletins.iu.edu/iusb/2021-2022/) and then navigate to the pages that pertain to your unit using the tabs titled Main Index/SES, Service; Raclin Arts; Business; Education; Health Sciences; Liberal Arts; Social Work; Graduate Studies …)
  • Go to the page which needs to be edited (from the hyperlink)
  • On the browser file menu, select [FILE] [PRINT]
  • From the menu, select [SAVE AS PDF]
  • Give the file a name (see above). Once named, select the [SAVE] button 

Edits can be made to the pages in one of two ways:

  • Using Adobe Acrobat, use the tools available to note edits
  • If extensive changes are required in one paragraph, a document (WORD) can be attached to the PDF

Doug and I would be more than happy to hold sessions to help you with the process, including how to create and modify PDFs.  Just let us know.

Please also make note of the featured student on each of the pages—I have reviewed each student’s record to ensure they have not yet graduate/still enrolled; however, many students are listed as Projected Seniors. Since these students would have graduated by the time to 2021-2022 bulletin is published, a new student would be needed. Please mention on the PDF whether a new student will be needed—with a possible list of replacement/s. 

The bulletin details the requirements students must meet for their degrees. Once published, the requirements and policy can’t be changed until the following academic year. Therefore, it is important that all changes be made prior to the bulletin being published. Please know that the bulletin will be published one month earlier than in previous year—therefore, the deadlines to submit changes, proof corrections, and finalize have been adjusted accordingly. To help facilitate the process, we request first edits be completed by October 5th. 

If there is a change in the appropriate bulletin editor for 2021-2022, please let me know so the editor list can be changed.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks much,


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From Jeff Stahl | September 11, 2020

You should be able to follow the link that Teresa provided. Also, on a university-owned system, you can open either the Software Center (PC) or Self Service (Mac) and install the Google Drive File Stream application. This will then allow you to access files through your desktop file system.

Another web-based option to access files on Google Drive will be to browse to https://google.iu.edu and authenticate with IU credentials, eventually getting to the Google Applications grid where you could click on Google Drive.

Hope these tidbits help in accessing the data, but reach out if I can assist further.