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Contact the Assessment Specialist for support in aligning course and program Student Learning Outcomes.


Curriculog Resources, Guides, and Training

Curriculog is the program through which all Curriculum approval processes are submitted and reviewed. This fully web-based system allows for course and program origination, curriculum and program changes, as well as review and approval process by committee.

Curriculum Forms

 Login to Curriculog * Faculty Guide to Curriculog

Reference Resources:

Login to Curriculog * Faculty Guide to Curriculog

Action Form to Be Completed (All forms are available in Curriculog) Must be logged in to view.
Creating a New Course

The approval of a C-form means that a new course may be offered for credit and its description will appear in the course catalog. However, the course will not automatically be listed as a new elective in a major or program. In order to assure that this new course appears in the catalog as an elective for a program/major, either:

1. Complete a P-2 form describing the change, or

2. Submit edited catalog copy via Word Doc using Track Changes, and add the new course(showing exactly where you want it to appear). The edited copy should be attached to the C form for the new course. 

Changing an Existing Course
  • C-2 Form

The approval of a C-2 form means that a course revision may be offered for credit and its description will appear in the course catalog. However, the course will not automatically be listed as a new elective in a major or program. In order to assure that this new course appears in the catalog as an elective for a program/major, either:

1. Complete a P-2 form describing the change, or

2. Submit edited catalog copy via Word Doc using Track Changes, and add the new course(showing exactly where you want it to appear). The edited copy should be attached to the C-2 form for the new course.

Deleting an Existing Course
  • D Form
Proposing a Special Topics Course
Inactivating an Existing Course Please refer to the Inactive Course Policy.
Reactivating an Inactivated Course No form - send an email or memo to Lourdes Shahamiri (Catalog & Curriculum Coordinator), Criselda Yee (Curriculum Specialist), and Regina Eisenbach (Dean of Academic Programs


Extended Learning Course Forms

Form Action
E-T Form Offering a special topics degree-credit (i.e., "regular") course through Extended Learning
X Form

Extension Course Proposal Form
Offering a non-degree Extension Credit course* through Extended Learning
*A course, carrying University credit approved/established by the academic department but not listed in the General Catalog, which is designed primarily to address the needs of a specified client group or audience. These are professional-level courses which do not typically apply to credentials or degrees offered by the University.
Reference:  Extended Learning Definitions list

For information about Extended Learning curriculum planning, please contact:

Aaron Guy, Associate Dean of Programming
Extended Learning
aguy@csusm.edu
760-750-8784


Program Forms

Action Form to Be Completed (All forms are available in CurriculogMust be logged in to view.
Adding a New Degree Program to the University Academic Master Plan (UAMP)

Complete an Abstract Form (A Form)

*Program proposers should contact their Dean’s office and Academic Programs for assistance

*Tips for completing the A form

*University Academic Master Planning (UAMP) process policy

Background: New baccalaureate and graduate-level degrees must be approved by the Chancellor’s Office. Every January, CSU campuses send updated University Academic Master Plans (or UAMPs) to the Chancellor’s Office for approval by the Board of Trustees at their March meeting. When the Board of Trustees approves a campus request to add a new program to the UAMP, it authorizes the campus to submit a formal proposal to the Chancellor’s Office for establishing such a degree program.

Purpose: The A-Form is used to propose the addition of a new baccalaureate or graduate degree to the UAMP.

Process: After review by the appropriate college curriculum or planning committee, A-Forms are sent to Academic Programs. The forms are distributed to key University officers (including all members of Provost’s Council and the President’s Cabinet) for information dissemination, review and feedback. The feedback received as a result of this distribution is provided to proposers as it is received (to inform development of the program proposal) and to the Budget and Long-range Planning Committee (BLP). After review BLP will forward the A-Form to the Academic Senate for approval. See the UAMP policy for more details.

Timeline: Academic Programs needs to receive the A-Form no later than September 28 in order to ensure a timely review by Senate in the same year. If the A-Form is not approved by Senate by the end of the year the program has to wait another year before it can be added to the UAMP.

DEADLINES
September 28: Date by which Academic Programs must receive A form (after it has already been reviewed by
                                Dept. Chair, CAPC, and College Dean)
October 1: Date by which Academic Programs submits A form to BLP
November 15: Date by which BLP sends A form to Senate to request inclusion on Senate Consent Calendar
December (last Senate meeting): Date by which A form must be approved by Senate
December 15: Senate forwards approved draft of the UAMP for approval of President’s Designee
January: Request to add new degree program to UAMP is sent to Chancellor's office for March Board of Trustees meeting


 
Proposing a New Degree Program (BA, BS, MA, MS, etc.)

[Note that such programs must first be placed on the University Academic Master Plan (UAMP). See the A Form immediately above.]

NEW PROGRAM PROPOSAL INFORMATION (P Form)
(effective October 2017)

1.  Review the TIPS for Completing a Successful Program Proposal.This is an explanation of the items in the Proposal Template with examples that will help you understand what is required.

2.  Complete the New Program Proposal Template (P Form word document).  Following the instructions given in the footnotes of the template and the TIPS document referenced in #1 above will greatly simplify the approval process for this proposal. The footnotes may be deleted from the completed proposal.
NOTE: DO NOT add, change, and/or delete the text from the template. The only text you may delete are the instructions in the footnotes.

3.        For State-Support Programs:

For Self-Support Programs -  Complete a Cost Recovery Budget (explained in item #9 in the New Program Proposal Template)

4. Complete the CSU Degree Proposal Faculty Checklist

5. Upload all documents to the P-form in Curriculog to begin the approval process.

Proposing a New Minor, Option, Track, Concentration, or Credential Program

Elevating an existing Option within a current Major to a stand-alone Major

Proposing a New Certificate

Changing an existing program

Complete a Program Change Form (P-2 Form)  Please include Catalog Copy indicating changes to the program with your P-2 form. How to Submit Catalog Copy changes in Curriculog.

Adding Self-Support option to existing state support

This form is currently available only in Word doc form (not on Curriculog). 

Adding Self-Support option
Prior to implementation, all extended education instruction shall have been approved under procedures in place for state-supported instruction, and all academic policies governing self-support instruction shall be identical to or established under the same procedures as those governing state-supported instruction.

 

General Education Certification Forms

Information and policy on Lower Division GE Courses

Information and policy on Upper Division GE Courses

Note that GE Forms supplement but do not replace ordinary course forms. So,

  • If this is a new course, a C Form needs to be filed together with the appropriate GE form;
  • But, if this is an existing course which is not being changed, only the appropriate GE form needs to be filed (no other forms are needed);
  • If this is an existing course which is being changed, a C-2 Form needs to be filed together with the appropriate GE form;
  • If this is the first offering of a special topic course for which GE credit is being sought, a T Form needs to be filed together with the appropriate GE form. 
  • If a topic course that has GE certification is converting to a permanent course with GE, BOTH a C-form and a GE form must be submitted together. GE credits do not carry over from the topic course to the permanent course.

    The Definition of Upper Division GE Courses:

    Upper Division General Education provides an opportunity for students to learn about areas of study outside their academic major. Upper Division General Education courses assume satisfaction of Lower Division General Education Requirements and develop upper division skills. Courses should not require discipline­-specific prerequisites. Designed for non­-majors, these courses make explicit the basic assumptions, principles and methods of the disciplinary or interdisciplinary area of study. This conceptual framework and the applicability of these principles and methods should be emphasized throughout the course.

    Upper Division General Education courses should help students see how disciplines, ideas, issues and knowledge are often interrelated, intersecting and interconnected. Upper Division General Education courses should present knowledge which can enhance students’ lives outside the classroom or their studies in other subjects. These courses should also provide students with a classroom environment that fosters independent, active,engaged learning and a genuine curiosity about the subject matter.

    Upper Division General Education courses shall be three-­unit courses so that three such courses will exactly correspond with the 9­-unit Upper Division General Education requirement of the CSU.


GE Requirement Form to Be Completed (All forms are located in Curriculog under the "Courses" tab) Must be logged in to view.
  • A1 Oral Communication
  • A2 Written Communication
  • A3 Critical Thinking
  • B1 Physical Science
  • B2 Life Science
  • B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  • BB Upper-Division Science and/or Mathematics
  • C1 Arts
  • C2 Humanities
  • CC Upper-Division Arts and Humanities
  • D7 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • DD Upper-Division Social Sciences
  • E Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy