Needless to say, this disease of absurdity has already been happening at Waterloo for some time. For example, here's part of a message I recently received concerning my fall Algorithms course:
"It is now mandated by Senate that each offering of a course must provide a course outline that will be archived (those for CS will be archived on https://sharepoint.uwaterloo.ca/sites/cscourses/). Information that does not exist for the course, such as the names of the teaching assistants if there are none, may be omitted. Course outlines should include the following basic elements: course number and title; class days, times, building, and room number; class instructor's name, office, contact information, office hours; TA's name, office, contact information, office hours (if applicable); course description; course objectives; required text and/or readings; general overview of the topics to be covered; expectations of the course, including requirements, deadlines, weight of requirements toward the final course grade; acceptable rules for group work; indication of how late submissions and missed assignments will be treated; indication of where students are to submit and pick up marked assignments; the institutional-required statements regarding "Academic Integrity", "Grievance", "Discipline", "Appeals", and the "Note for students with disabilities" (see https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat/sites/ca.secretariat/files/uploads/files/courseoutline-requirements.pdf for the text of these statements); The outlines are to be distributed to students electronically or on paper by the end of the first week of classes; and are required to be filed with the appropriate administrative authority."