For assistance with course proposals or with the online Course Inventory Management (CIM) system, please contact the Office of the Executive Vice Provost at x81-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Help Desk does NOT provide oversight or assistance with this process or system.
Please review all the below documentation and watch the instructional videos prior to submitting course proposals through the CIM system. Incorrect/incomplete course proposals may result in the proposal being sent back for revisions prior to consideration by approvers in the workflow. Delayed workflow could potentially result in the proposal not reaching the Curriculum Committee for consideration this year. Please pay special attention to the "Guidelines for Well-written Student Learning Outcomes" [PDF], as SLOs frequently require the most revisions prior to consideration. The link to the CIM system is at the end of this web page.
The University Curriculum Committee has primary responsibility for coordinating curricula across the University’s academic components. Its role is based on the premise that primary responsibility for curriculum rests with the faculty in each academic unit in each college. As a result, TWU’s curriculum represents a diversity of programs to meet student needs within a unified whole that requires coordination among academic components.
The University Curriculum Committee Members [PDF] is composed of faculty members and a representative of the Library nominated by the Faculty Senate Committee Selection Committee and appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. One undergraduate student is nominated by the Vice President for Student Life, and one graduate student is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. A representative of the Academic Council is designated by the Academic Council. Ex-officio members include the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice Provost, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Registrar, and the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.
The work of the University Curriculum Committee is facilitated by the Office of the Executive Vice Provost. Committee members carry out Curriculum Committee Liaison Assignments [PDF] to assist academic components with their proposals to the committee according to the Curriculum Committee Timeline [PDF] for each academic year.
The TWU Curriculum Committee Handbook [PDF] details the description and membership of the Curriculum Committee, guidelines for university curriculum management, review criteria for course proposals, instructions for submitting new or modified course proposals, and the course deactivation and reactivation process.
Introduction to the TWU Course Inventory Management System (CIM)
This video provides instructional guidance for the submission of new and modified course proposals through the TWU Course Inventory Management (CIM) system. Please watch this video in its entirety to ensure familiarity with all the features and processes of this online system (22 minutes).
The Administrator Approval Process & CIM
This supplemental video provides instructional guidance to administrators regarding the approval process for the submission of new and modified course proposals through the TWU Course Inventory Management (CIM) system. Please watch this video in its entirety to ensure familiarity with all the features and processes of the workflow and approval system in CIM (15 minutes). It is recommended that administrators first watch the "Introduction to the TWU Course Inventory Management System" video above, as this supplemental video builds upon the information provided in the introductory video.
Other Helpful Information
- TWU Course Inventory SQL Report (To reactivate a course, contact OEVP. If a course has been deactivated for an extended period of time, it may require resubmission through Curriculum Committee for approval. Please contact OSAP if you need assistance with this report.
- Guidelines for Well-written Student Learning Outcomes [PDF]
- THECB CIP Codes Website
Prepare in Advance
These documents may help you prepare in advance the information needed for a new course proposal.
2017-18 Curriculum Committee Documentation
Access the TWU-CIM System
Please note that recent changes to the organization of academic component may not be reflected in the department or college fields which auto populate in the online forms. This will not impact the submission process and will be corrected by the Office of the Executive Vice Provost staff prior to Curriculum Committee consideration.