Curriculum Development in SHSS

Curricular development is currently underway for the 2024-25 catalog.

Submission Schedule

Friday, September 15 - Email submission due date for new programs (undergraduate to Toya Like, graduate to Alex Holsinger)

Wednesday, September 27 - First submission due date for proposals

Wednesday, October 11 - Student Affairs Council meeting for proposal review

Wednesday, October 25 - Second submission due date for proposals (this is the final deadline for modifications/new course proposals for the AY24-25 catalog)

Wednesday, November 8 - Student Affairs Council meeting for proposal review

Thursday, December 1 - Proposals need to be reviewed and approved by Dean by this date to stay on track for AY24-25 catalog.

Wednesday, March 6 - Submission due date for MOTR course proposals for 2025-26 catalog cycle.

Wednesday, March 13 - Student Affairs Council meeting for MOTR proposal review

Training

Please contact the Provost Office at umkccatalog@umkc.edu for training in CourseLeaf.

Proposals for Courses and Existing Programs

A course must first be created and approved in order to be scheduled. A syllabus including all required components will need to be attached and an explanation of how the course interacts with various programs (majors, minors, interdisciplinary programs).

Simple Syllabus can be used if a "sandbox" course in Canvas exists (directions below). There is also a syllabus template available through CAFE.

  1. Sign into Canvas.
  2. Go to Help in the left sidebar navigation.
  3. Select Canvas Request System.
  4. Select New Course along the top navigation bar.
  5. Select Development for New Course Type.

Please let Alicen Lundberg know if you need a course number, including what level(s) or other consideration(s) (like that it will be reviewed for WI status). For courses at the 300-level or above, please refer to the upper-division courses policy for requirements.

Refer to the Bloom's Taxonomy for help in writing SLOs:

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A syllabus including all required components will need to be attached. Confirm that no changes are needed in how the course interacts with various programs (listed at the top of an existing course proposal).

Simple Syllabus can be used if the course is in Canvas or a "sandbox" course can be created (directions below). There is also a syllabus template available through CAFE.

  1. Sign into Canvas.
  2. Go to Help in the left sidebar navigation.
  3. Select Canvas Request System.
  4. Select New Course along the top navigation bar.
  5. Select Development for New Course Type.

For courses at the 300-level or above, please refer to the upper-division courses policy for requirements.

Refer to the Bloom's Taxonomy for help in writing SLOs:

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Along with program proposals, there needs to be updated versions of the following (integrating any course and program modifications together):

  • course rotation (showing the projected scheduling of these courses)
For majors:
  • curriculum map (showing how program SLOs are assessed through the coursework)
  • major map (showing the ideal progression through the program for advising)

New Program Proposals

Program development is a longer timeline, typically, with new degrees and new majors taking between 18-36 months to go through all approvals and edits.

Send a short explanation (1-2 paragraphs) of the proposal.

Undergraduate Programs: Toya Like
Graduate Programs: Alex Holsinger

All proposals received by Friday, September 15, will be collected for a meeting with the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation by early October to discuss timelines and priorities.

Timeline Information

The deadline for proposals to be through all levels of unit review (department-CAS Curriculum Committee-Dean). This is also the deadline for catalog edits for pages not related to courses and programs, such as Overview and Faculty pages.

The deadline for proposals to be through levels of university review (assessment-GECC/UCC/Grad Council).

Meeting this goal means that incoming students can start planning their coursework and plans of study based on accurate program and course information.