Manual, Forms, and Instructions

If you do not find the information you need, or for specific questions related to curriculum changes, please contact the appropriate curriculum committee chair.


Policies and Procedures Manual

Curriculum Policies and Procedures Manual (May 2, 2019)


Important deadline note for all committees:

To allow time for proposals to move through the proper approvals, including the appropriate committee and Faculty Senate, the curriculum management system will no longer accept proposals after February 20, 2020.

For graduate proposals, keep in mind that although the system will allow proposal submissions up to this date, the last date for graduate proposals to go to GCC is February 12, 2020 (and they must have received all proper approvals and the executive committee’s approval to proceed to full committee no later than February 5, 2020.) Because of this, GCC proposals should be submitted earlier.

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Kristin Heumann, 2019-20 Chair

kheumann@coloradomesa.edu | 970.248.1763

Graduate Curriculum Dates and Deadlines, 2019-20

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Jennifer Hancock, 2019-20 Chair

jhancock@coloradomesa.edu | 970.248.1832

Undergraduate Curriculum Dates and Deadlines, 2019-20

Western Colorado Community College Curriculum Committee

Wayne Smith, 2019-20 Chair

wasmith@coloradomesa.edu | 970.255.2633

WCCC Curriculum Dates and Deadlines, 2019-20

Program proposals are now submitted through a new online curriculum information management system (CIM). Word forms will no longer be accepted.

You will still need to complete and attach the following items with proposals in the system if applicable to your specific proposal:

It is strongly recommended that you reach out to all parties that must approve your proposal in its entirety or aspects of your proposal (such as the course description, revenue form, library assessment, SLOs, etc.) in advance of submitting. This will improve the time it takes for the proposal to complete workflow in the system.

IT IS THE PROPOSING PARTY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO TRACK THEIR PROPOSAL(S) IN WORKLFOW AND REACH OUT TO USERS IF PROGRESS IS DELAYED.

Links to (CIM) Forms:

To allow time for proposals to move through the proper approvals, including the appropriate committee and Faculty Senate, the system will no longer accept proposals after February 20, 2020.

For graduate proposals, keep in mind that although the system will allow proposal submissions up to this date, the last date for graduate proposals to go to GCC is February 12, 2020 (and they must have received all proper approvals and the executive committee’s approval to proceed to full committee no later than February 5, 2020.) Because of this, GCC proposals should be submitted earlier.

User/Help Guides and Tools:

For assistance in calculating contact hours, engagement minutes, and preparation minutes, you may download and use the Hours and Minutes Calculator tool

If you have questions regarding the forms, please email the system administrator at cim_admin@coloradomesa.edu.

Some curricular proposals require materials to be sent to the curriculum committee's library representative prior to the proposal being submitted to the committee chair. The deadlines for submitting materials for library assessments are included in each committee's calendar of proposal dates and deadlines (available on committee's web pages), and in general, are one week earlier than the proposal deadline.

For course additions, please submit the following to the Library Representative:

  • the course description
  • justification
  • topical course outline

For program additions, please submit the following:

  • program sheet
  • justification

Please contact the appropriate committee's library representative (see below) for questions.

Library Representative for Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Committees

Amber D'Ambrosio

970.248.1864

adambrosio@coloradomesa.edu

UCC web page

 

Barbara Borst

970.248.1872

bborst@coloradomesa.edu

GCC web page

 

Library Representative for WCCC Curriculum Committee

Laureen Cantwell

970.248.1865

lcantwell@coloradomesa.edu

WCCC CC web page

Financial Aid Review

If you are proposing a new program, please forward proposal materials and the completed checklist (linked below) to Curt Martin, Director of Financial Aid, at cumartin@coloradomesa.edu at least one week prior to submitting the proposal to the committee.

Financial Aid Checklist (new programs only)


Course Catalog Description Review

If you are proposing a new course, or wish to modify a current course description, please send the course title and description to Johanna Varner at jvarner@coloradomesa.edu at least one week prior to submitting the proposal to the committee.


Program Student Learning Outcomes Review

If you are proposing a new program, or are significantly modifying an existing program, please send the program student learning outcomes to Vice President of Assessment and Accreditation, Morgan Bridge, at mbridge@coloradomesa.edu.