Curriculum Proposal Information

 Curriculum proposals are now submitted using the Curriculog software. Information on how to use Curriculog can be found within your MyMocsNet Account. Log into your MyMocsNet and go to the Faculty Tab. To the right of the page you will see the Curriculum Management Resources Information. There you will find helpful links on how to use Curriculog, training sessions and the link to access Curriculog to start your proposal. Below is a summary of the current Curriculog adminsistrative practices relative to who has access to the systems and the approval levels.

 

Curriculog Administrative Practice - Roles, Approvers, Access

 

The information that follows will pertain to undergraduate curriculum. To access specific guidelines on General Education proposals and Graduate School proposals, please use the following links.

 


Deadlines for Undergraduate Curriculum Proposals

 Proposals for the next academic year are due on October 15th of the current academic year. Curriculog will stop accepting proposals for the next Academic Year at 11:59 PM on the 15th. It is still possible to get a proposal accepted for the Spring Semester of the next Academic Year. Those proposals will be due on March 15th of the current academic year.

 

Departments are encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of the deadlines.

 

For proposals to be considered, they must be launched and approved by their originator by the deadlines

 

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee meeting dates and times may be found at http://utc.edu/faculty-senate/undergraduate-curriculum-committee.php

Curriculog will guide you through inputting the needed information for each type of proposal. Examples of different types of proposals and the required form are below.


Types of Curriculum Proposals

Note: Faculty Senate limits the use of provisional courses listed under the 1999r, 2999r, 3999r, or 4999r numbers. Departments may offer these provisional courses no more than two times in a five-year period after which time a new course proposal should be submitted for approval. This allows faculty to teach a new course on an experimental basis before submitting a Formal Proposal to add the course.

 

New Course:

  • Add a new course to your department’s catalog offerings.
  • Contact the Records Office in advance to identify the new course number.

Examples of Course Modifications would be changes to:

 

Course Content: Significantly modify course content through the addition or removal of topics embodied in the original course proposal. If more than 50% of the content is changing, you should probably create a new course.

 

Credit Hours: Change the credit hours awarded for the course.

 

Course Number: Change the course number.

 

Pre & Corequisites: Change the course’s prerequisites and/or corequisites.

 

Rename: Change the name of a course.

 

Catalog Description: editorial changes to the catalog text for clarity, or to reflect approved policies, procedures and requirements.

 

Cross List: Cross-list an existing course.

 

Fees: Add or remove a lab or course fee from an existing course.

Deactivate a course:

Remove a course from your department’s catalog offerings.

Examples of Proposals for the New Program form are:

 

Create a New Major

If this is a new degree or a new major, then please attach the New Academic Program Proposal (NAPP). For all new programs, contact Jennifer-McFerron@utc.edu in OPEIR

Create a new concentration
A concentration is a program of study within and established major

Create a new minor

Minors should be a minimum of 18 hours of which only 6 may be applied to a major/concentration. At least 8 hours must be at the 3000/4000 level.

Examples of Program Modifications would be:

 

Change requirements for an existing major:

Add a new course to major requirements, revise list of courses in major requirements, remove a deactivated course from major requirements, or other changes to program requirements.

Change requirements for an existing concentration:

Add a new course to concentration requirements, revise list of courses in concentration requirements, remove a deactivated course from concentration requirements, or other changes to program requirements.

 

Change requirements for an existing minor:

Add a new course to minor requirements, revise list of courses in minor requirements, remove a deactivated course from minor requirements, or other changes to program requirements.

 

Change admission requirements or continuation standards for a major, concentration, or certificate

Deactivate a major, concentration, or minor:

Remove a major, concentration, or minor, from your department’s catalog offerings.


A teach out plan will be required for students currently in the major, concentration or minor.