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Curriculum Management

CEC resources for course and curriculum changes, program assessment plans, and student and program data. 

Course and Curriculum Changes

Course changes, creation, or termination requires faculty governance through the Academic Programs Proposal System (APPS). This includes course changes involving course number, title, catalog description, pre/corequisites, delivery method, and cross-listing in the Bulletin. Additional information is outlined in ACAF 2.03  Creation and Revision of Academic Courses.

Curriculum changes also require faculty governance through APPS.  Substantial changes may also involve the university’s Board of Trustees, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, and/or Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Substantial changes include new academic programs, program approval for distance education delivery, additions of concentrations, and others as outlined in ACAF 2.00 Creation and Revision of Academic Programs.

All proposals that involve a course from another department requires that the APPS proposal include a statement of concurrence from the affected department and college. Contact Jed Lyons or Jammie Turner for assistance. 

Program learning outcomes are changed through Assessment Plan Composer (APC). After they are approved in APC by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics, they will be updated in the Bulletin. Program learning outcomes are not changed using APPS. 

A new course or academic program may be offered the semester following its approval.  However, Bulletin changes to courses and curricula must be fully approved by December of this year to be implemented the next academic year. 

Program Assessment Plans 

Assessment Plan Composer (APC) is the online portal to submit our graduate and undergraduate program assessment reports to the university on a 2-year cycle. APC is managed by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics. 

  • Group 2 Cycle 3 Assessment Reports due May 1, 2022:  All undergraduate degree programs in the College of Engineering and Computing.   
  • Group 3 Cycle 3 Assessment Reports due October 1, 2022:  Graduate programs in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Integrated Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering.  Graduate programs in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurial Engineering.  
  • Group 4 Cycle 2 Assessment Reports due May 1, 2021:  Graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.  

Student and Program Data 

Publicly available enrollment and graduation data can be pulled from the university’s Table Generator tool, which is maintained by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics (OIRAA).  Additional data may be available from the CEC’s Data Repository in the Blackboard.  

 


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