Curriculum Overview

The curriculum review process at SHSU provides an opportunity for the academic colleges to submit requests for the addition or deletion of courses; changes in course prefix, title, and/or number; and additions, deletions, or changes to degree programs.  While the faculty, department, and colleges are responsible for curriculum development and implementation, the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment oversees the logistics for curriculum change and development at SHSU, working to ensure that curricular actions conform to university, state, and accreditation timelines, policies, and procedures. 

SHSU Inventory of Degree Programs (Updated May 2017)

Curriculum Submission

College curriculum reports (electronic) are to be submitted by the Academic Dean or Associate Dean (University Curriculum Committee representative) to the Office of the Provost through the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment, using the folder located on the T-drive entitled Curriculum.

The college curriculum report should contain a Summary Sheet, which has been prepared at the level of dean and contains a complete listing of requests (excluding justifications) being submitted by the college.  The Summary Sheet will be used throughout the review process to ensure that the recommendations at each review level are properly recorded.  It is understood that all requests forwarded from the dean to the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment carry the endorsement of the departmental chair and academic dean.

Curriculum 2017-2018 Timelines

Fall Submission

Process Step February Board Meeting
Curriculum Reports Due to Academic Planning & Assessment September 18, 2017
University Curriculum Committee Review October-November 2017
Academic Affairs Council December 2017
Provost/President December 2017
TSUS Board of Regents December 2017 (Feb Board Meeting)
THECB March 2018 (if applicable)
Targeted Implementation Date Fall 2018 - Course Related Changes
Fall 2018 or 2019* - New Degree Programs

Spring Submission

Process Step August Board Meeting
Curriculum Reports Due to Academic Planning & Assessment March 19, 2018
University Curriculum Committee Review April-May 2018
Academic Affairs Council June 2018
Provost/President June 2018
TSUS Board of Regents June 2018 (August Board Meeting)
THECB September 2018 (if applicable)
Targeted Implementation Date Fall 2019 - Course Related Changes
Fall 2019 or 2020* - New Degree Programs

*Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.

Resources

Curriculum Process 

  • Curriculum Handbook (Coming Soon)
  • Curriculum Forms
  • Curriculum FAQs (Coming Soon)
  • Curriculum Workflows

Curriculum Degree Proposal