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2012 Fall Annual Curriculum Meeting. September 5, 2012. Agenda. Curricular Forms – Green, Pink, Blue and Goldenrod Curricular Process – Items to Remember! Curricular Process Flow MCS Information CAD changes Best Practices Q & A. Green Form: Course-Related Proposal Form.
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2012 Fall Annual Curriculum Meeting September 5, 2012
Agenda • Curricular Forms – Green, Pink, Blue and Goldenrod • Curricular Process – Items to Remember! • Curricular Process Flow • MCS Information • CAD changes • Best Practices • Q & A
Green Form: Course-Related Proposal Form • Most recent forms – be sure to use the current forms on Senate website. • CentralLink>Services>Faculty Services>Academic Senate>Curricular Information • Course Related Proposal (Green Form)
Items only needing College Curriculum Committee Approval QR, WI, and UP, courses automatically require SRC approval, since a MCS review is required.
Green Form: Course-Related Proposal Form Approval Levels No Department or Interdisciplinary Council Approval College Curriculum Committee Yes Yes 14 Day Objection Period Initiator No MSA Council Non-College Program Approval Senate Review Committee Publish No Yes
Green Form: Course-Related Proposal Form Approval Levels College Curriculum Committee Senate Review Committee Academic Senate MSA Council Non-College Program Approval 14 Day Objection Period Publish Publish
Pink Form: Modification of Existing Program Form • CentralLink>Services>Faculty Services>Academic Senate>Curricular Information • Modification of Existing Program(Pink Form)
Pink Form: Modification of Existing Program Form Many changes can be approved at the college level. • Change in list of courses on graduate certificates • Change in list of courses on concentration • Change in list of courses on electives • Change in list of courses on graduate options • Change in list of courses on major • Change in list of courses on minor • Change in list of courses on undergraduate credit-bearing certificates if total semester hour requirements are eighteen (18) or fewer and the certificate is housed in a unit associated with an academic college • Deletion of undergraduate credit-bearing certificate housed in a unit associated with an academic college
Pink Form: Modification of Existing Program Form Other changes, such as a change in degree requirements, need SRC approval. • Creation of a concentration in an existing major or minor • Change in degree requirements • Changes in number of credit hours on a graduate certificate, graduate option, major, minor, undergraduate certificate over 18 hours, or an undergraduate certificate housed in a unit not associated with an academic college • Change in titles of degree, major, minor, or graduate certificate/concentration/ option. • Change in list of courses on an undergraduate credit-bearing certificate proposed by an entity not associated with an academic college • Deletion of an undergraduate credit-bearing certificate housed in a unit not associated with an academic college
Pink Form: Modification of Existing Program Form Approval levels are almost identical to the approval levels for the course-related proposals except for the following items which need Academic Senate approval. • Deletion of concentration, graduate certificate, graduate option, major, or minor • Deletion of a degree • Change in General Education Program: University Program or Competency requirements • Creation or deletion of a designator (same as course-related proposals)
Blue Form: New Program Request • CentralLink>Services>Faculty Services>Academic Senate>Curricular Information • New Program Request Form (Blue Form)
Blue Form: New Program Request • Revised Blue form was approved on May 2, 2012. • Removes confusion of when to complete the APC, Blue Form, and additional information for the President’s Council. • Condenses the APC, President’s Council, and Senate requirements into one form. • Assessment plan MUST be approved my Assessment Council prior to submission to PECC, UCC, and Grad Committee. Not needed for APC. • Information required to complete the form can be drawn from information sources such as Assessment, OFIS, and Institutional Research.
Blue Form: New Program Request Approval Levels Submit Assessment Plan to Assessment Council No Department or Interdisciplinary Council Approval College Curriculum Committee Dean Yes Yes Initiator No No MSA Council Non-College Program Approval APC Approval Provost No Yes
Blue Form: New Program Request Approval Levels Assessment Plan is required prior to SRC review Undergrad Cert. does not go beyond SRC Provost SRC Approval Academic Senate Approval Yes Yes No No Yes No BOT Approval PCSUM Approval Yes Publish
Goldenrod Form: University Program Course Proposal • CentralLink>Services>Faculty Services>Academic Senate>Curricular Information • University Program Course Proposal Form (Goldenrod Form) • Form is currently on hold.
Curricular Process, items To Remember! • Levels of Final Approval – Quick Reference Guide by Laura McGuire • Increases need for accuracy of minutes. • Increases need for consistency in minutes amongst Colleges.
Curricular Process Flow • Editorial Process • Minutes Template • From and To are still needed in Minutes • Use of Syntax Guidelines (CAD, p. 63) for course change requests (green form) • Selecting Implementation Dates • Curricular Deadlines
MCS Information • MCS – New Format – CAD, pages 10 - 15 • MCS Template – http://academicsenate.cmich.edu/curricular_forms.htm • Different information in new sections. • MCS Template – Excel
CAD Changes Fall 2012 VII. Suggested Course Outline (CAD, page 13) This section lists the topics to be covered, and the learning activities/assignments designed to achieve the stated objectives. For the outline, indicate a sequence of topics that reflects a logical division of the course. The scope of topics must be aligned with the stated learning objectives for the course. The topics may be divided by percentage of the course time devoted to a topic, time in hours, or by weeks. A 3-credit course involves approximately 40 contact hours of instruction. Adaptations to this timeframe (courses in either compressed or extended timeframes or in hybrid or online formats) are expected to maintain the requisite number of contact hours.
Best Practices • Ensure the information on the Green Form reflects exactly what is on the MCS. In addition, be sure the Green Form reflects the information stated in the minutes (hours, lab hours, etc). • New Programs • When designing a new program make sure hours add up correctly. • Contact Laura for bulletin descriptions. • Contact Mike Carson if you have questions regarding Options, Emphasis, Tracks, and Concentrations. • Be sure to notify stakeholders (students, advisors, faculty) when designators are changed….good communication. • Use caution when planning to make changes to a new curriculum, since these changes affect faculty, staff, and ultimately the students newly enrolled in the program.