The Office of the Provost introduced a curriculum management software designed to integrate with the current online catalog and PeopleSoft in fall 2017 to the Stanislaus State faculty. Curriculog is a curriculum management system software hosted by Digarc, the company that currently hosts Stanislaus State’s online catalog (catalog.csustan.edu).
The system accommodates proposal forms for revised courses and programs to be prefilled with what is currently approved in the catalog. Curriculog automatically routes new and revised proposals for approval. Agendas with curricula can be developed and routed to committees in the system. The software allows all faculty to see what courses and programs are proposed, whether they are on or off campus. Information can be available to public or via sign-on. Paperless process would substantially reduce the unnecessary use of paper/printing and allow all comments/revisions to be handled within Curriculog.
Curriculog easily integrates with current University catalog program (Acalog) and PeopleSoft. The information from Curriculog can be “pushed out” to the catalog, reducing the human error factor and reducing manual work. For more information about the product, view the Curriculog Information Sheet.pdf.
In order to ensure that there was campus interest and need for a curriculum management software, the University Curriculum Specialist shared demonstrations in fall 2017 with key stakeholders and collected feedback after each demonstration until September 22, 2017. The feedback was shared with the Senate Executive Committee and the Provost.
|Academic Senate Speaker||August 28|
|College Curriculum Committee||CAHSS - September 8
CBA - September 14
COS - September 21
COEKSW - September 21
|University Educational Policies Committee||September 21|
|Dean's & Department Chairs||September 15|
|Senate Executive Committee||September 26|
Most of the feedback indicated interest and support of the purchase of Curriculog as a curriculum management software. It was identified as "promising" and that it would allow for a "smooth" and "transparent" curriculum process. Some had concerns about the need for in-house technological support to support the software, but it was indicated that the company includes a hosting and support package that should minimize such requirements.
Strategic Plan Alignment
The purchase of a curriculum management software aligns with Goal 4, Objective A of the Strategic Plan Draft.
- Goal 4: Hone administrative efficacy through thoughtful stewardship of resources.
- Objective A: Improve at ten or more administrative practices and processes.