Course and Curriculum Changes
Course changes, creation, or termination requires faculty governance through the Academic Programs Proposal System (APPS). This includes course changes involving course number, title, catalog description, pre/corequisites, delivery method, and cross-listing in the Bulletin. Additional information is outlined in ACAF 2.03 Creation and Revision of Academic Courses.
Curriculum changes also require faculty governance through APPS. Substantial changes may also involve the university’s Board of Trustees, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, and/or Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Substantial changes include new academic programs, program approval for distance education delivery, additions of concentrations, and others as outlined in ACAF 2.00 Creation and Revision of Academic Programs. Program learning outcomes are also changed using APPS.
All proposals that involve a course from another department requires that the APPS proposal include a statement of concurrence from the affected department and college. Contact Jed Lyons or Jammie Turner for assistance.
A new course or academic program may be offered the semester following its approval. However, Bulletin changes to courses and curricula must be fully approved by December of this year to be implemented the next academic year.
- Academic Programs Proposal System Login
- Tutorials for Academic Programs Proposal System
- Course Proposal Syllabus Checklist
- Office of the Provost Faculty Toolkit
- ACAF 2.00 Creation and Revision of Academic Programs
- ACAF 2.03 Creation and Revision of Academic Courses
- Office of Academic Programs
- Committee on Curricula and Courses
Questions about Course and Curriculum Proposals? Contact either Jed Lyons, CEC’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, or Jammie Turner, CEC’s Academic Services Manager.
Program Assessment Plans
Assessment Plan Composer (APC) is the online portal to submit our graduate and undergraduate program assessment reports to the university on a 2-year cycle. APC is managed by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics.
- Group 2 Cycle 3 Assessment Reports due May 1, Even Years: All undergraduate degree programs in the College of Engineering and Computing.
Group 3 Cycle 3 Assessment Reports due December 1, Even Years: Graduate programs in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Integrated Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduate programs in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurial Engineering.
Group 4 Cycle 3 Assessment Reports due May 1, Odd Years: Graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
- Assessment Plan Composer Login
- Instructions for Assessment Plan Composer
- Forgot your APC Login?
- Example of a Good Graduate Program Assessment Report
- Example of a Good Undergrad Program Assessment Report
- Thesis/Dissertation Rubric
- Comprehensive Exam Rubric
- OIRAA Assessment Report Feedback Rubric
- OIRAA Assessment Resources
- OIRAA Degree Plan Assessment
Questions about Assessment? Contact Jammie Turner, CEC’s Academic Services Manager.
Student and Program Data
Publicly available enrollment and graduation data can be pulled from the university’s Table Generator tool, which is maintained by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics (OIRAA). Additional data may be available from the CEC’s Data Repository in the Blackboard.
- Public Official Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Data
- Public CEC Blueprint for Excellence
- Blackboard > Organizations > CEC Academic Affairs > Data Repository
- Data Dashboards in CarolinaAnalytics (restricted/VPN access)
- Data Warehouse (restricted access)
- OIRAA Data Request Form (last resort)
Questions about Student and Program Data? Contact Jammie Turner, CEC’s Academic Services Manager.