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Curriculum Process

East Tennessee State University

Curriculum Process

Welcome to the Curriculum Process website.

Beginning in August 2017, ETSU is implementing a new curriculum process system, Curriculog. This software interfaces with Acalog, which supports our online undergraduate and graduate catalogs. Curriculog allows us to import and export information from and to the catalogs.

Curriculog contains several proposals developed by ETSU staff and reviewed by ETSU faculty. There are three categories of proposal forms:  courses, programs, and other THEC (Tennessee Higher Education Commission) or ETSU forms.

 

Catalog Production Timeline

Official programs of study are presented in the ETSU catalogs.  The deadline for catalog revisions regarding curricular matters that change graduation requirements is February 15 of each year (see Catalog Production Timeline).  Curricular actions earning final approval after the deadline will be deferred to the subsequent catalog and will take effect in the fall term to which that catalog applies. Editorial changes that clarify or correct errors without changing curricula, requirements, or policies may be implemented at any time.  In order to meet the February 15 catalog deadline, a proposal for a substantive curriculum revision must have all approvals prior to the deadline. 

Exceptions to the deadline date are only available for changes required by state law, state policy, or mandated accreditation change. Such exceptions must be authorized by the Provost.  To qualify for an exception to the deadline for catalog changes, the requesting unit must notify the Provost within ten working days of becoming aware of a potentially qualifying exception. The notification should provide a strong rationale why the established curricular approval process will not suffice, including either a

  • copy of  the letter from an accrediting body explaining the need for change in requirements and   deadline to implement change, or
  • reference to official notice of a change in state law or policy.

Additionally, the request for exception should clearly identify the timeline for proposal development and approvals.  The Provost approves or disapproves the request and informs the dean within ten working days.  Failure to meet the approved timeline may void the exception (ETSU policy June 2013).

Academic departments are expected to offer classes at appropriate intervals what will assist students completing the approved programs of study within a reasonable time.  The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) expects a degree or certification awarded is based on an official program of study.   Course substitutions are unacceptable and should only be requested under unexpected circumstances.

 Faculty Participation in Curriculog

Below are faculty and staff who assist with college and university curricular issues and who have participated in the development of the ETSU process.


Arts & Sciences

Keith Green
Thomas Alan Holmes
Theresa McGarry
Melissa Shafer


Education

Pam Evanshen
Don Good
Bill Flora
Janna Scarborough

Business & Technology
Suzanne Smith
Martha Pointer


Graduate Studies
Karin Bartoszuk
Celia McIntosh

Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Shirley Cherry
Michelle Lee

Nursing

Rhonda Brodrick
Myra Clark
Ellen Drummond
Kimberly Sell

Continuing Studies

Julie Fox-Horton
Jill LeRoy-Frazier

Public Health

Michelle Chandley
 Staff
Marsh Grube
LaDonna Hutchins
Billie Lancaster
Evelyn Roach
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