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

June 1st / July 1st, 2021

June-July 2021

University Curriculum Committee Review

August 2021

Academic Affairs Council

August 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.

Curriculum 2021-2022 Timelines

Submission to OAPA

August 1st / September 1st / October 1st, 2021

August-October 2021

University Curriculum Committee Review

November 2021

Academic Affairs Council

November 2021

Provost/President

December 2021 (February Board Meeting)

TSUS Board of Regents

March 2022 (if applicable)

THECB

Fall 2022 - New Courses

Targeted Implementation Date

Fall 2022 - Course Related Changes

Fall 2022 or Spring 2023* - New Degree Programs

*Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.


Submission to OAPA

November 1st, 2021 / January 1st / February 1st, 2022

November 2021-February 2022

University Curriculum Committee Review

April 2022

Academic Affairs Council

April 2022

Provost/President

April 2022 (May Board Meeting)

TSUS Board of Regents

June 2022 (if applicable)

THECB

Fall 2022 - New Courses

Fall 2023 - Course Related Changes

Fall 2022 or Spring 2023* - New Degree Programs

Targeted Implementation Date

*Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.


Submission to OAPA

March 1st / April 1st / May 1st, 2022

March-May 2022

University Curriculum Committee Review

July 2022

Academic Affairs Council

July 2022

Provost/President

July 2022 (August Board Meeting)

TSUS Board of Regents

September 2022 (if applicable)

THECB

Spring 2023 - New Courses

Fall 2023 - Course Related Changes

Spring 2023 or Fall 2023* - New Degree Programs

Targeted Implementation Date

*Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.


Submission to OAPA

June 1st /July 1st, 2022

June-July 2022

University Curriculum Committee Review

September 2022

Academic Affairs Council

September 2022

Provost/President

September 2022 (November Board Meeting)

TSUS Board of Regents

October 2022 (if applicable)

THECB

Spring 2023 - New Courses

Fall 2023 - Course Related Changes

Spring 2023 or Fall 2023* - New Degree Programs

Targeted Implementation Date

*Implementation date is dependent upon THECB response time.

 

Curriculum Resources

 The Educational Program Analytics (EPA) team provides analytic support for new and existing degree programs at Sam Houston State University to maintain the institution’s high value in both education for students and service to our local, state, and nation-wide community. The EPA team is your 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

Curriculum Degree Proposal 

CORE Curriculum Proposals