Texas Tech University

How to Propose a Core Curriculum Course

Step One: View a Core and Multicultural Curriculum Course Proposal Workshop.

Interested in proposing a course for the 2018-2019 Core Curriculum and/or Multicultural Area? Prior to submitting your proposal, you will need to view a Proposal Workshop. The Workshop will provide training on designing your syllabus using required state and institutional language, assessment and reporting, and the proposal review process. You can access the Workshop content via on demand video

Step Two: Familiarize yourself with the review process steps and timeline. See Timeline for Core Curriculum and Multicultural Course Proposal, Review, and Approval for more information on the review process and timeline.

Step Three: Prepare your syllabus.

  • The THECB requires the following to be printed in your syllabus:
    • A course purpose statement aligned with your Foundational Component Area's College-Level Competency statement and TTU Student Learning Outcomes.

    • The THECB Core Curriculum Objectives for your Foundational Component Area

    • The College-level Competency statement for your Foundational Component Area

    • The TTU Student Learning Outcomes for your Foundational Component Area

  • After compiling the information required by THECB, you should also work to develop the following:
    • Any course-specific learning outcomes not already covered by the TTU Student Learning Outcomes

    • Assessments: you should briefly describe how you will actually assess 1.1-1.4 and 2.1. (See SAMPLE SYLLABUS for more detail).

    • A course outline or calendar that provides readers with an understanding of the timeline for content delivery and assessment

  • Use the CORE CURRICULUM COURSE PROPOSAL TEMPLATE to prepare your syllabus in a standardized form for review by the Core Curriculum Committee. Reference the SAMPLE SYLLABUS for questions about organization.

Step Four: Start your electronic proposal routing process using Curriculog. Curriculog is a software that has replaced the institution's paper routing for curricular proposals. To submit your proposal using Curriculog, you must be trained on the system. Information about Curriculog training is available here.

Step Five: After uploading and attaching your completed syllabus to your Curriculog proposal, launch the proposal.

Important note:

There are different Curriculog processes for the following different types of proposals:

  1. Propose a brand new course for the core;
  2. Propose an existing course for the core;
  3. Make a change to or delete an existing core course.

Be sure that you select the correct Curriculog process for your proposal type! That will ensure appropriate routing for your proposal.

Additionally, please note that decisions on proposals are not made until October 2017. If you launch a proposal significantly in advance of that month, your proposal may be sitting for a while before you hear anything.

How to Propose a Multicultural Course

Step One: View a Core and Multicultural Curriculum Course Proposal Workshop.

Interested in proposing a course for the 2018-2019 Core Curriculum and/or Multicultural Area? Prior to submitting your proposal, you will need to view a Proposal Workshop. The Workshop will provide training on designing your syllabus using required state and institutional language, assessment and reporting, and the proposal review process.

You can access the Workshop content via on demand video.

Step Two: Familiarize yourself with the review process steps and timeline. See Timeline for Core Curriculum and Multicultural Course Proposal, Review, and Approval for more information on the review process and timeline.

Step Three: Prepare your syllabus.

  • Follow your departmental and college procedures (including preparing a Course Approval Form) for submitting new courses or changing existing courses. The Core Curriculum Committee cannot consider any course that has not been approved by the Academic Council.

  • You are required to include the following in your syllabus:
    • A course purpose statement aligned with the Multicultural Area's College-Level Competency statement and TTU Student Learning Outcomes.

    • The College-level Competency statement for the Multicultural Area

    • The TTU Student Learning Outcomes for the Multicultural Area

  • You should also work to develop the following:
    • Any course-specific learning outcomes not already covered by the TTU Student Learning Outcomes

    • Assessments: you should briefly describe how you will actually assess 1.1-1.3 and 2.1. (See SAMPLE SYLLABUS for more detail.

    • A course outline or calendar that provides readers with an understanding of the timeline for content delivery and assessment

  • Use the MULTICULTURAL COURSE PROPOSAL TEMPLATE to prepare your syllabus in a standardized form for review by the Core Curriculum Committee. Reference the SAMPLE SYLLABUS for questions about organization.

Step Four: Start your electronic proposal routing process using Curriculog. Curriculog is a software that has replaced the institution's paper routing for curricular proposals. To submit your proposal using Curriculog, you must be trained on the system. Information about Curriculog training is available here.

Step Five: After uploading and attaching your completed syllabus to your Curriculog proposal, launch the proposal.

Important note:

There are different Curriculog processes for the following different types of proposals:

  1. Propose a brand new course for the multicultural area;
  2. Propose an existing course for the multicultural area;
  3. Make a change to or delete an existing multicultural course.

Be sure that you select the correct Curriculog process for your proposal type! That will ensure appropriate routing for your proposal.

Additionally, please note that decisions on proposals are not made until October 2017. If you launch a proposal significantly in advance of that month, your proposal may be sitting for a while before you hear anything.