The Humanities & Sciences Curriculum Committee is an elected body of the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S). It has overall responsibility, subject to the approval of the faculty, for the structure, coherence, and quality of the curriculum of the school. This curriculum should be consistent with the educational mission of the school, which is to provide students with “the lifelong learning skills that are fundamental to continuing personal and professional growth.” The Committee’s responsibility involves both immediate and long-range objectives.
Reminder: All curriculum proposals must be prepared and submitted through the Curriculum Inventory Management system (referred to as CIM), an online system.
The CIM system is available at these links:
Course Proposals - experimental, new, revised*
Program Proposals - new or revised majors, minors, or concentrations*
All full-time, continuing faculty members have access to CIM with your netpass user name and password. If you find you do not have access, please contact the office of the registrar for assistance.
A user guide for the CIM system, Courseleaf Online Curriculum Management System document, is under development by the office of the registrar, and will be available for download on the APC webpage.
HSCC Deadlines for Curriculum Proposals to be included in the 2020-21 Catalog
4pm Monday, September 14, 2020: proposals for all new and revised major and minor programs; these proposals must also include any new/revised course proposals, ROAs, and other documentation required by the program revisions
4pm Monday, November 2, 2020: all other proposals, including new/revised courses and ROAs
Submission of proposals by these deadlines guarantees that approved curriculum will be incorporated into the 2021-22 catalog. Proposals submitted after these dates will also be reviewed and forwarded to APC for final approval, and may complete the process in time to be included in the 2021-22 catalog.
Faculty who are preparing proposals should be sure to consult the HSCC Guidelines before submission; we've excerpted the sections on how to write effective rationales and included that here. Faculty are also encouraged to contact the associate dean or chair of the HSCC for guidance, to facilitate timely review and approval of proposals.
The regular meeting time of the H&S Curriculum Committee for Fall 2020 is Thursdays at 4pm. Proposals received by 10am on Monday will be added to the agenda for consideration at the next meeting, in the order in which they are received.
Agendas for each meeting are made available online in advance of the meeting. Faculty members who would like to review a proposal that is on the agenda can view the full proposals in the CIM system. Actions taken at each meeting are also posted online (links to the agendas and actions are provided below).
Requests for ICC designation
New, existing, and experimental courses can all be proposed for ICC designation in the Themes and Perspectives, Diversity, Quantitative Literacy, Writing Intensive, or Capstone categories. These designation proposals can be sent directly to the CCR. For new/experimental courses, it is best practice to have the course proposals approved through the curriculum review process before submitting proposals to CCR, but this can happen concurrently.