Curriculum Committee

For assistance with course proposals or with the online Course Inventory Management (CIM) system, please contact the Office of the Executive Vice Provost at x81-3500 or curriculum@twu.edu.  Please note that the Help Desk does NOT provide oversight or assistance with this process or system.

Please review all the below documentation and watch the instructional videos prior to submitting course proposals through the CIM system.  Incorrect/incomplete course proposals may result in the proposal being sent back for revisions prior to consideration by approvers in the workflow.  Delayed workflow could potentially result in the proposal not reaching the Curriculum Committee for consideration this year. The link to the CIM system is at the end of this web page.

About the Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee has primary responsibility for coordinating curricula across the University’s academic components.  Its role is based on the premise that primary responsibility for the curriculum rests with the faculty in each academic unit in each college.  As a result, TWU’s curriculum represents a diversity of programs to meet student needs within a unified whole that requires coordination among academic components.  

The University Curriculum Committee Members [PDF] is composed of faculty members and a representative of the Library nominated by the Faculty Senate Committee Selection Committee and appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. One undergraduate student is nominated by the Vice President for Student Life, and one graduate student is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. A representative of the Academic Council is designated by the Academic Council. Ex-officio members include the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice Provost, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Registrar, and the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology. 

The work of the University Curriculum Committee is facilitated by the Office of the Executive Vice Provost.   Committee members carry out Curriculum Committee Liaison Assignments [PDF] to assist academic components with their proposals to the committee according to the Curriculum Committee Timeline [PDF] for each academic year.

The TWU Curriculum Committee Handbook [PDF] details the description and membership of the Curriculum Committee, guidelines for university curriculum management, review criteria for course proposals, instructions for submitting new or modified course proposals, and the course deactivation and reactivation process.

Curriculum Committee Documents

Program Proposals

For details and deadlines regarding degree program proposals please visit the corresponding websites:

Timeline

The Curriculum Committee will consider two rounds of course proposals which, if approved, will become effective Fall 2020. New and modified course proposals must be submitted in the Course Inventory Management (CIM) system AND be initially approved by the corresponding Academic Component leader by the following dates:

Round 1 Proposals - Friday, October 02, 2020

Round 2 Proposals - Friday, November 13, 2020

For a complete list of the approval due dates by each administrative level, please view the Curriculum Committee Timeline [PDF].

How to Prepare in Advance / About Submitting Proposals

These documents may help you prepare the information needed for a new or modified course proposal in advance of submission in the Course Inventory Management system.

Note that the CIM system allows users to save proposals prior to submission to the workflow for consideration.  Saved proposals are accessible by all faculty to allow for collaborative creation and modification prior to submission.  Once submitted, a course proposal cannot be modified by faculty unless rolled-back to the start of the workflow by the approvers in the workflow or the system administrator.

Helpful Proposal Information

 

  • Guidelines for Well-written Student Learning Outcomes - Guidelines for the writing of student learning outcomes as developed by faculty of the SLOs Guidance Task Force (updated April 2018).  For SLO assistance, please contact Dr. Terry Senne, Director of Academic Assessment at tsenne@twu.edu or 81-3029.
  • TWU Course Inventory SQL Report  - To reactivate a course, contact OEVP.  If a course has been deactivated for an extended period of time, it may require resubmission through the Curriculum Committee for approval.  Please contact OSAP if you need assistance with this report.
  • THECB CIP Codes Website

 

Guidelines for Well-written Student Learning Outcomes

Please carefully review the Guidelines for Well-written Student Learning Outcomes [PDF], as SLOs frequently require the most revisions prior to Curriculum Committee approval.  These guidelines were developed by the faculty of the SLOs Guidance Task Force.  For SLO assistance, please contact Dr. Terry Senne, Director of Academic Assessment at tsenne@twu.edu or 81-3029.

Writing SLOs for Course Proposals Workshop - Friday, September 18th @ 10:00-11:30 a.m.

The Office of Academic Assessment will offer the following workshop, “Writing SLOs for Course Proposals,” again this fall semester on Friday, September 18th. The workshop will be delivered on Zoom from 10:00-11:30 AM. The deadline to RSVP for the workshop is Thursday, September 17th at Noon. Please click this link to register.

The workshop prepares faculty to create well-written student learning outcomes (SLOs) statements when submitting new or modified course proposals to the TWU Curriculum Committee.

All attendees are to review the Guidelines for Well-written Student Learning Outcomes. These guidelines are current and should be used when developing course SLOs to increase the likelihood of receiving SLOs approval. In advance of the workshop, all attendees should review the Guidelines document, prepare a draft of proposed course SLOs, and have the draft available for use during the workshop.

Prizes! As an extra incentive to join us on a Friday morning, one or more terrific prizes will be raffled off to workshop participants!

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Terry Senne at tsenne@twu.edu or (940) 898-3029.

Introduction to the TWU Course Inventory Management System (CIM)

This video provides instructional guidance for the submission of new and modified course proposals through the TWU Course Inventory Management (CIM) system.  Please watch this video in its entirety to ensure familiarity with all the features and processes of this online system (22 minutes).

The Administrator Approval Process

All new and modified course proposals require approval from Academic Component and College administrators prior to being considered by the Curriculum Committee.  The system allows these administrators to approve, roll-back, make edits to, and/or comment on course proposals.   Administrators can receive one-on-one training on how to utilize the Course Inventory Management system by contacting Scott Martin in OEVP at smartin4@twu.edu or 81-3508.

Access the TWU-CIM System

nextcatalog.twu.edu/courseadmin

Page last updated 10:00 AM, September 15, 2020