The responsibility for curriculum development lies primarily with the faculty. Curriculum development typically is initiated by faculty at the departmental level and subsequently progresses through college and university reviews for internal recommendations and approval. Issues of academic content, quality and effectiveness are addressed in the curriculum development.
The Curriculum Committee is responsible for reviewing the curriculum submissions to determine if information provided for new courses is complete, to analyze proposed additions and changes in course titles to avoid possible overlap or duplication, and to work toward potential problem solutions before the matters are discussed by the Academic Affairs Council. Committee members must be knowledgeable of their college's curriculum submissions and able to respond to most questions that arise.
Conflicts between the final recommendations of the Academic Affairs Council and reports originally submitted by the deans, will be resolved individually between the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and the appropriate dean.
The Curriculum Report which bears the endorsement of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs shall be prepared in proper format and will be presented to the President by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs for inclusion in The Texas State University System's Board of Regents Meeting agenda, as detailed inThe Texas State University System's, Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Chapter III, Subsection 5.1, “Curriculum Procedures.”