How to Propose a Course for the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum
Step One: Talk with your department chair or school director about your idea.
Step Two: Figure out why your proposed course belongs in the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum. To do this, read about the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum by clicking on the links in the General Information section of this website. Also take a look at Frequently Asked Questions and take a moment to see what other courses from your department are already in the Core and/or Multicultural Curriculum by reviewing the catalog.
Step Three: 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 Four: Prepare your proposal. Your proposal will consist of a justification statement and a syllabus.
1. Use the appropriate proposal template linked on this page as the structural framework for your justification statement and syllabus. If you are submitting an existing course for the Core and/or Multicultural areas, please rework the existing syllabus so that it structured according to the required template. This ensures that all required language is in your syllabus.
2. Consult the available SAMPLE CORE & MULTICULTURAL SYLLABI for clarification on how the template serves as a framework for the document. A proposal can absolutely include more information than in required in the template, but all information in the template must be in the proposal for it to be reviewed.
Step Five: 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.
After triple checking that you uploaded your proposal in Curriculog, launch your proposal.
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 proposals are not reviewed until October 2021. If you launch a proposal significantly in advance of that month, your proposal may be sitting for a while before you hear anything.