Curriculum Certification Process
The Curriculum Office’s calendar runs run April through March, culminating with the publishing of the next University Catalog (effective in Fall) in March. The best time to receive training and direct support from the Curriculum Office starts in April. Most college curriculum committees start reviewing submissions at the start of the Fall Semester (August).
Early April - New Curriculum Cycle Begins
- The Curriculum Office composes a new draft of next Fall's Catalog – private from the public
- Pre-existing curricular changes and creations are edited into the next Catalog (such as new programs which were waiting for implementation)
- New Curriculog forms are developed and opened to users
- College curriculum coordinators should submit new Curriculog user requests and updates to committee/approval rosters when applicable.
- After an originator creates and launches a form in Curriculog - an initial technical review is conducted by the Curriculum Office on every form. From there forms are routed through college committees as determined by each college's curriculum practices.
- Standard Course Outlines (SCOs) should accompany all applicable submissions.
April through October –Curriculog Training Available
- Curriculog Trainings are available by request – contact your college curriculum coordinator and firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to schedule
- Sessions can be 1:1, for small groups or large team workshops
- Additional training and support resources are available
Course (New, Drop, Reactivate, Change) and Program (Change) Submissions
Late October/Early November - Curriculum Submissions via Curriculog Due
- A traditional curriculum proposal is vetted by multiple areas - so it's important to keep in mind college curriculum committee meetings and schedules when composing a curricular form. This October deadline means the form has received all its approvals and is complete.
- All course and program submissions are to be submitted through Curriculog.
- Curriculog forms close for the remainder of the Curriculum Cycle - reopening again in April.
- The Curriculum Office reviews all submissions, vetting changes, running questions by submitters and Enrollment Services, and starts to build the certification documents. CSULB has averaged over 1000 submitted forms over the last few years - and each requires a proofreading and impact assessment.
Late November - Proposed Curriculum Certification Distributed
- The Curriculum Office produces a complete document of all vetted changes and distributes to each college - starting a two-week challenge period.
- The team then focuses on preparing for integration of the Curriculog form data with the Catalog Content Management System.
Mid-December, 2020 - Formal Curriculum Certification Distributed
- At the challenge period ends, the final certification is distributed and integrated into the following year's Catalog.
Catalog Publication - January to March of the Next Year
January-February - Final Production and Approvals
- With a draft of the new Catalog now available, an edit copy for review (via the web) is distributed to each department. It is their opportunity to review Certification implementation and to make any to make non-curricular departmental edits to Catalog information necessary.
- The Curriculum Office also updates information with administrative and system-level input on policies, regulations and general campus information.
- At the end of the review period, Associate Deans that preside over their College's curriculum are asked for final approval of their content.
March - Publishing
- When all information is received and finalized, the newest Catalog is published.
- The team archives the previous year, runs an accessibility review, and updates existing redirects to its key content.