Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum review process at Sam Houston State University (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 Program Development 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.

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 Program Development, 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 Program Development carry the endorsement of the department chair and academic dean.

Submission to APPD
June 1st / July 1st 2023
(November 2023 BOR)
University Curriculum CommitteeAcademic Affairs CouncilProvost / PresidentTSUS Board of RegentsTHECBTarget Implementation Date
June 2023
July 2023
August 2023 August 2023 Due September
(November BOR)
December 2023
January 20241
Spring 2024 - New Courses
Fall 2024 - New Courses (degree programs)
Fall 2024 - Course Changes
Fall 2024 - New Programs

1 New degree programs and certificates require a 30-day commenting period before moving forward to THECB

SHSU Inventory of Degree Programs (Updated December 2022)

Lila Alvarado
Coordinator, SHSU Curriculum
(936) 294-2427