Goals of Curriculum Management
Several hundred courses and curriculum changes are vetted and approved by faculty senate annually. The Curriculum Management team works with a three tiered framework: curriculum governance/decision (i.e. faculty), curriculum interpretation (i.e. how decisions are interpreted) and curriculum implementation (how students enroll in courses.) Through this framework, the University of South Carolina will benefit from a universal workflow reducing duplication of effort, curricular transparency, reduction in mis-advisement, and the ability to project and predict course demand.
Curriculum Governance (Faculty & Academic Program Manager)
- 100% of course proposals move through a comprehensive framework promoting curricular cohesion.
- 100% of all undergraduate programs will follow the Program of Study format in the Bulletin.
- Academic Departments/Undergraduate Directors will be trained on curriculum policy, best practices, and curriculum management and educational planning tools.
- Faculty will adhere to academic deadlines so as to preserve the catalogue year.
Curriculum Interpretation Goals (Curriculum Management)
- 100% of University curriculum resources (DegreeWorks, Major Maps, Banner Course Catalog) will be based on and aligned with Bulletin content.
- 100% of course and curriculum changes will be pre-approved by departments/Undergraduate Directors with Bulletin, Major Maps, DegreeWorks, and Banner Course Catalog prior to being entered into the Curriculum Management Tool (currently APPS, future CourseLeaf).
- 100% of course and program proposals include all necessary information for review and approval through curriculum approval process leaving no room for disparate interpretation.
Curriculum Implementation Goals (Advisement)
- 100% of all continuing degree-seeking students will have accurate degree audits after their academic advisement sessions for each term. (DegreeWorks)
- 100% of all degree-seeking students will have a locked education plan by their primary Academic Advisor specifying courses to be taken prior to registration for each term.
- 100% of all continuing degree-seeking students who change majors will be required to attend an academic advisement session to readjust their degree audit and education plan in their new program of study.
- 100% of all degree candidates will have complete degree audits prior to graduation approval.