Using Curriculog for Course and Curriculum Changes

Monday, August 28, 2017

A little background:  During the 2013-2014 academic year, the average Long Form for Course and Curriculum Proposals took over five months (174 days) from the time of origination to the time of approval; the average Short Form took over three months (102 days). This was an average of 138 days for a course and curriculum proposal.  

Today: Since the campus-wide launch of Curriculog, proposals started between September and November 2016 averaged 61 days to completion, although more complex proposals are taking somewhat longer. 

Because Curriculog allows us to have a much more accurate picture of the time it takes for course and curriculum proposals to be reviewed, we are now able to establish a set of deadlines to guide this practice going forward. Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, we will adhere to the below set of deadlines for course and curriculum proposals.

Course and Curriculum Deadlines for 2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

  • January 31, 2018:  Deadline for proposals to be launched AND approved by the Originator via Curriculog
  • April 1, 2018:  Deadline for all course and curriculum proposals to be reviewed/approved by the Undergraduate Course & Curriculum Committee (UCCC) and/or Graduate Council
  • June 1, 2018:  2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog released online
  • June 15, 2018:  2018-2019 Graduate Catalog released online

After years of fine-tuning the course and curriculum process, the new deadlines will afford faculty and departments the necessary information to allow them to plan for changes to their curricula while providing the necessary time to produce the catalogs before the first Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) date in June. 

It's never too early to start thinking about the future.  Don't wait until that January deadline.  Start planning course and curriculum changes for 2018-2019 in Curriculog today.