Curriculum & Strategic Initiatives
Welcome back to the start of an exciting new year! The Office of Curriculum and Strategic Initiatives is excited to announce the upcoming Fall 2022 launch and pilot of our revised and augmented Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system!
This upgraded CIM system will integrate the previous online course proposal process with new online program proposal features. Thus, becoming TWU's one-stop-shop for proposing and modifying all curricular needs by replacing and integrating several home-grown and separate processes into a single streamlined submission process with online approval workflows. Additionally, all course and program proposals approved in the updated CIM system will automatically feed into our online TWU catalogs. This will remove the redundancy of multiple proposal submissions and academic components having to edit their catalog program pages to match previously submitted and approved information each year!
We are very excited about this upcoming improvement to our curricular system processes and will send updates as new features are released. Until then, please continue to utilize the current separate curricular processes for submission of:
- Curriculum Committee Course Proposals
- Core Course Proposals
- Global Perspectives Course Proposals
- Undergraduate Degree Program Proposals
- Graduate Degree Program Proposals
- Distance Education Program Proposals
As part of this pilot launch, we will release functionality in stages when completed by the developers. Note that no significant changes to the required information of our historical processes will be made, nor new information requirements added.
- Stage 1 (est. Oct, 2022) – Updated of existing course proposal form to integrate Core and Global Perspective course submissions.
- Stage 2 (est. Oct-Nov, 2022) – New program proposal form (all types and academic levels).
- Stage 3 (est. Nov-Dec, 2022) – Edit an existing program proposal form (all types and academic levels).
As this will be a pilot launch, we welcome feedback and appreciate your patience as we get these new tools up and running, and then tweaked. Special thanks to the faculty and staff who responded to last year's call and assisted in the development and early testing!
More details to come soon! If you have any questions or concerns, contact Scott Martin at email@example.com or 940-898-3508.
Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D.
Jorge F. Figueroa, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost for Curriculum and Strategic Initiatives at Texas Woman's University. He provides leadership for curriculum development undergraduate education, core curriculum, transfer agreements, and scheduling. He oversees first-year seminar instruction, college readiness testing, university curriculum committee, the university course inventory, compliance with state and university policies for undergraduate education, and facilitates academic partnerships that support the strategic mission of the university. Before his appointment as Vice Provost, he was the Associate Dean for Research, Inclusion, and Innovation for the College of Professional Education (COPE) where he oversaw COPE's international education partnerships, the COPE's Emerging Leaders Program, and all research, inclusion and innovation activity in the college. He is an Associate Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Affiliate Faculty to the Department of Literacy and Learning, co-director of the master's program in Multilingual and Multicultural Studies, and Co-PI of Project LEAMOS. In addition, he is the advisor for the Bilingual and ESL Education Student Organization (BESO). With over 20 years of experience in higher education, he had trained pre-service and in-service teachers in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. His research focuses on the intersection between emergent technologies and emergent bilinguals with an emphasis on extended realities (XR), gamification and game-based learning, second language acquisition, culturally responsive/sustaining teaching, and critical pedagogies. His research has appeared in Contemporary Educational Technology, Educación XX1, International Journal of Technology and Educational Innovation, Expert Systems, Digital Education Review, European Researcher, and International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, among others. He is an inaugural Fellow of the New Leadership Academy at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a Fellow at the Executive Leadership Academy at UC-Berkeley, and member of Cátedra ESCALAE at Universidad de Málaga in Spain.
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