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SFU Curriculum Workshop. Everything you should know about SFU’s curriculum development process. Presented by Senate and Academic Services. - the steps - the forms - program changes - resources - effective dates - sample timeline - common mistakes. Agenda. 1. Department/Faculty

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Sfu curriculum workshop

SFU Curriculum Workshop

Everything you should know about SFU’s curriculum development process.

Presented by Senate and Academic Services


Agenda

  • - the steps

  • - the forms

  • - program changes

  • - resources

  • - effective dates

  • - sample timeline

  • - common mistakes

Agenda


The steps

  • 1. Department/Faculty

    • Undergraduate/graduate committees

  • 2. Faculty

    • Undergraduate/graduate committees

  • 3. SCUS/SGSC

  • 4. Senate/

  • 5. Board of Governors*

  • 6. Curricunet/SIMS

  • 7. Calendar/DPR

  • *note: new programs may require Ministry approval

The Steps


The forms

  • Undergraduate

    • On-line fillable pdf forms for new courses and course changes

    • Format for NOI/FPP proposals.

  • Graduate

  • Information on how to make calendar edits, create or modify courses, and create new programs can be found:

    • http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/administration/staff/procedures/pro gramchanges.html

The Forms


Program changes

  • Preferred format

    • Bulleted summary of changes

    • Rationale

    • Clean copies of “from” and “to”

Program changes


Resources

  • Departmental/faculty minutes

  • SCUS dates and minutes http://www.sfu.ca/senate/senate-committees/scus.html

  • SGSC dates and minutes http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/administration/senate-graduate-studies-committee/agenda.html

  • Senate documents https://docushare.sfu.ca/dsweb/View/Collection-12682

  • SCUP http://www.sfu.ca/senate/senate-committees/scup.html

  • Senate approved Calendar guidelines https://docushare.sfu.ca/dsweb/Get/Document-399034/S.10-143.pdf

Resources


Effective dates

  • Effective dates drive all the systems

    • Curricunet

    • SIMS

    • Calendar

    • DPR

    • Scheduling

  • Eg. Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013

Effective Dates


Effective dates1

  • Senate approved changes:

    • Between January and April are reflected in the FALL Calendar

    • Between May and August are reflected in the SPRING Calendar

    • Between September and December are reflected in the SUMMER Calendar

    • BE REALISTIC.

Effective Dates


Sample timelines program changes and courses

  • Effective Fall 2012

  • Approved by Senate no later than April 2012

  • Approved by SCUS/SGSC no later than March 2012

  • Approved by Faculty ?

  • Approved by Department ?

  • Proposed ?

  • Note: this timeframe best describes what happens when everything is done correctly. Often items are sent back or revised and may take longer. The effective dates still hold true.

Sample Timelines-program changes and courses


Sample timeline new programs

  • Effective Fall 2012**

  • Approved by Senate no later than April 2012

  • FPP Approved by SCUP no later than March 2012

  • FPP Approved by SCUS/SGSC no later than February 2012

  • NOI approved by both SCUS/SGSC and SCUP prior to the FPP process.

  • Approved by Faculty ?

  • Approved by Department ?

  • Proposed ?

** Note – new programs may require Ministry approval, which may delay this timeline. You are advised to contact Sarah Dench [email protected] for details

Sample timeline- new programs


Common mistakes

  • Prerequisites – wording needs to be accurate

  • Which Calendar are you working from? Does it include recent curriculum updates?

  • Inclusiveness –

    • does change apply to ALL your departments programs?

  • Choice of new course numbers (already in use?)

  • Asking for retroactive changes to be made in the Calendar

  • Not consulting in advance regarding process issues

Common Mistakes


Talking points

  • Due diligence is required at all levels

  • Realistic effective dates

  • Use the proper forms, follow format

  • Check resources for approvals, what really happened

Talking Points


Questions

QUESTIONS


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