Courses and policies listed in this catalog are subject to change through normal channels. New courses, changes in existing coursework and new policies are initiated by the appropriate institutional departments, committees or administrators. Policy revisions are normally implemented in the next academic year following notification thereof. However, occasionally a policy must be changed and implemented in the same academic year. The university reserves the right to make changes that seem necessary or advisable, including course cancellations. A curriculum or policy change could be applied to matriculated students, and for this reason, this catalog should not be construed as constituting a contract between the university and any person.