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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Curriculum Development-Traditional Campus and Online Studies
Policy

Document Number: ACAD--104 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 10/11/2012
Primary Author: VP for Online and Professional Studies Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 10/11/2012

General Description
Description:

Information about curriculum development for the traditional campus and for online studies.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Academic Affairs, Online Studies


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
Online Studies
VP of Academic Affairs
VP of Online Studies

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

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Policy Provisions
1.

Curriculum Development--Traditional Campus


The School Dean should be progressive and attentive to curriculum development within his/her school. Assessment of current programs and trends in the market for both students and jobs should be thoroughly investigated to ensure that courses and curriculum offered meet the needs of the market and that are economically feasible. School Deans should present all proposed changes of courses, curriculum and programs of study to his/her faculty for review. Upon majority approval, it is the responsibility of the Dean to submit this proposal to the University Committee for Courses, Curriculum and Academic Policy

(UCCCAP). Changes should not be submitted for inclusion in the catalog by any Dean without appropriate approval from UCCCAP, Dean’s Council, and the President. Adherence to stated policy should be followed. It is the role of the Dean to ensure that all programs of study are regularly evaluated, revised, enhanced, expanded, improved, and/or discontinued to produce the best possible programs of study for Cumberland University students.

 


2.

Curriculum Development--Online Studies


Deans and Program Directors participating in online studies programs (Online Dean(s) and/or Director(s)) should be progressive and attentive to curriculum development within his/her area. Assessment of current programs and trends in the market for both students and jobs should be thoroughly investigated to ensure that courses and curriculum offered meet the needs of the market and that are economically feasible. Online Deans and Directors may present all proposed changes of courses, curriculum and programs of study to his/her faculty for review. It is the responsibility of the Online Deans and Directors to submit any such proposal to the Online and Professional Studies Academics Committee (OSAC).  OSAC may also propose changes of courses, curriculum and programs of study; in such instances it may consult with Online Deans and Directors regarding any such proposed change, who may consult with appropriate Faculty.  Changes should not be submitted for inclusion in the catalog by any Online Dean and/or Director without appropriate approval from OSAC and the President. Adherence to stated policy should be followed. It is the role of the Online Deans and Directors to ensure that all programs of study are regularly evaluated, revised, enhanced, expanded, improved, and/or discontinued to produce the best possible programs of study for Cumberland University students.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Online and Professional Studies

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