Thank you for your support of the ICC! Several documents are included below to assist you with advising students, preparing courses already designated within the ICC, and submitting proposals to add designations. 

Important Forms for Advisees

  • Does your advisee need to use a theme designated course from one different than their declared theme to fulfill a perspective requirement for the ICC?  Please have them complete the following ICC Designation Exception Form.
  • Is your advisee studying abroad (other than at the IC London Center) and wants to use one of their courses to fulfill a requirement for the ICC? Please have them complete the following ICC Study Abroad Petition Form.  
  • Does your advisee have transfer credits that potentially fulfill an ICC requirement? Have them petition with the following ICC Study Away/Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.

ICC Perspective Designations for Majors

As approved in revisions to the ICC and reflected in the 2022-23 Catalog, majors/programs may elect to have their program satisfy one of the ICC Perspectives. The list below includes all of the programs that have been approved thus far.

Recommended Syllabus Language

This course is approved by IC’s Academic Policies Committee for meeting the qualifications of the Integrative Core Curriculum. All ICC courses include an assignment or artifact, selected by the course faculty member, allowing students to indicate achievement of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) pertaining to the designated Perspective or Competency. Student artifacts are collected each semester and assessed using rubrics by the Office of the ICC and a cohort of faculty and staff from across campus. Each course may include additional SLOs assessed by programs or individual faculty members.


For a complete list of student learning outcomes for the ICC, click here.  

Proposing a Course for the ICC: Designation Process for AY 23-24

Below is an overview of the current process in place for approving ICC designations:

Perspectives: Creative Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences

Competencies: Diversity, Writing Intensive, Quantitative Literacy, and Capstone

As always, the ICC Team (Chrystyna Dail, ICC Director, and Angela Gian-Cursio, Program Coordinator) is happy to assist faculty in completing the designation forms. In addition, the ICC Director is available to meet with departments or curriculum committees to answer questions and listen to recommendations for updating processes.

Brief Overview:  

  • Oversight: the designation process is overseen by the ICC Director and ICC Curriculum and Assessments Committee (ICC-CAC). The process is tracked by the ICC Program Coordinator.
  • Forms: Please use the form at the bottom of the page under the 'Faculty Resources' tab on the ICC website.
  • CIM: Submit the PDF generated with your proposal as part of your proposal on CIM (CourseLeaf).
  • Tracking: The ICC Program Coordinator gathers the documents, checks for completeness, and then adds the proposal to the ICC tracking spreadsheet for ICC designations. 
  • Review: The ICC Director reviews proposals. When necessary, the ICC-CAC is consulted for feedback on the proposals.
    • Faculty should expect feedback on proposals within 2 weeks.
    • If there are objections/concerns, the ICC Director consults with the proposer for revisions.
  • Approval: Once approved by the ICC - CAC, the ICC Director grants approval in CIM. APC-C has final approval of any curriculum changes.
    • The ICC Program Coordinator updates the tracking spreadsheet and sends approval email to proposers, cc’s others [APC-C, Dean’s office, chair]

ICC Designation Proposal and CIM Procedures

The link to the ICC Designation Application form for Perspective and Competency courses is available below. 

STEP 1: Complete the ICC Designation Application and save it as a pdf.

STEP 2: Once you have completed the ICC Designation Application, attach the pdf of your form to a CIM (CourseLeaf) course revision proposal. You may attach the pdf to the 'Supporting Documentation' section under 'Academic Impact.' 

  • Workflow Options in CIM:
    •  If you are requesting an ICC designation for an existing course in the catalog, then select the "ICC  Designation Only" workflow option.
    • If this is a new course proposal, please note in the 'Rationale' that there is an ICC designation request.
    • If this is an edit to an existing course that only has an ICC change, select the ICC Attribute only workflow.
    • If you are requesting multiple changes to an existing course, please review the guidelines in the workflow section of the CIM (CourseLeaf) proposal to determine the appropriate workflow, or reach out to the ICC Team for assistance. 

Please Note:  In the ICC Revision Proposal approved by the faculty in May 2021, Themes, while decoupled from Perspectives, continue being used for advisory purposes. 

ICC Quick Information for Faculty


Proposals are now accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. For changes to be reflected in the IC Catalog, please consult the APC-Curriculum web page. In order to ensure time for review before the course schedule is released to students, the following deadlines are recommended:

  • Winter & Spring 2024 courses - October 13, 2023
  • Summer & Fall 2024 courses - March 15, 2024

ICC Perspective and Competency Designation Guidelines 

ICC Designation Application