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 August 2020)

Curriculum Submission

Curriculum forms, both SHSU and THECB, (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 (OAPA), using the folder located on the T-drive entitled Curriculum. It is understood that all requests forwarded from the Office of the Dean to the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment carry the endorsement of the department chair and academic dean.

Curriculum 2020-2021 Timelines

Submission to OAPA

September 1st / October 1st / November 1st, 2020
September-November 2020 University Curriculum Committee Review
December 2020 Academic Affairs Council
December 2020 Provost/President
December 2020 (February Board Meeting) TSUS Board of Regents
March 2021 (if applicable) THECB
Fall 2021 - New Courses Targeted Implementation Date
Fall 2022 - Course Related Changes
Fall 2021 or Spring 2022* - New Degree Programs

* Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.

Submission to OAPA

January 1st / February 1st / March 1st, 2021
January-March 2021 University Curriculum Committee Review
April 2021 Academic Affairs Council
April 2021 Provost/President
April 2021 (May Board Meeting) TSUS Board of Regents
June 2021 (if applicable) THECB

Fall 2021 - New Courses

Fall 2022 - Course Related Changes

Fall 2021 or Spring 2022* - New Degree Programs

Targeted Implementation Date

* Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.

Submission to OAPA

April 1st / May 1st / June 1st, 2021
April-June 2021 University Curriculum Committee Review
July 2021 Academic Affairs Council
July 2021 Provost/President
July 2021 (August Board Meeting) TSUS Board of Regents
September 2021 (if applicable) THECB

Spring 2022 - New Courses

Fall 2022 - Course Related Changes

Spring 2022 or Fall 2022* - New Degree Programs

Targeted Implementation Date

* Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.

Submission to OAPA

July 1st / August 1st, 2021
July-August 2021 University Curriculum Committee Review
September 2021 Academic Affairs Council
September 2021 Provost/President
September 2021 (November Board Meeting) TSUS Board of Regents
October 2021 (if applicable) THECB

Spring 2022 - New Courses

Fall 2022 - Course Related Changes

Spring 2022 or Fall 2022* - New Degree Programs

Targeted Implementation Date

* Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.

Resources

The Educational Programs Analyst (EPA), Paige Mertz (936) 294-4013: On-campus resource for proposing new programs and maintaining current programs.        

          Curriculum Process 

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

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