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)
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 2019-2020 Timelines
|Process Step||February Board Meeting|
|Curriculum Reports Due to Academic Planning & Assessment||September 20, 2019|
|University Curriculum Committee Review||October-November 2019|
|Academic Affairs Council||December 2019|
|TSUS Board of Regents||December 2019 (Feb Board Meeting)|
|THECB||March 2020 (if applicable)|
|Targeted Implementation Date||Fall 2020 - Course Related Changes
Fall 2020 or 2021* - New Degree Programs
|Process Step||August Board Meeting|
|Curriculum Reports Due to Academic Planning & Assessment||March 20, 2020|
|University Curriculum Committee Review||April-May 2020|
|Academic Affairs Council||June 2020|
|TSUS Board of Regents||June 2020 (August Board Meeting)|
|THECB||September 2020 (if applicable)|
|Targeted Implementation Date||Fall 2021 - Course Related Changes
Fall 2021 or 2022* - New Degree Programs
*Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.
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