Curriculum

The Office of the Provost, the Registrar's Office, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness work closely with the Curriculum Committee (for undergraduate curriculum), the Committee on Graduate Education (for graduate curriculum), and the Committee on General Education (for general education curriculum) to evaluate all proposed change to the College curriculum. The College ensures that all programs and changes are rigorous, well-designed, and consistent with the College's overall mission. 


Curriculum Management (Curriculog™)

The College's Curriculum Management System is powered by Curriculog™, an online interface that allows programs, minors, courses to be proposed, created, assessed, revised, approved and implemented. Faculty and staff involved in departmental-, school-, and university-level review may view the progress of their proposals from start to finish. Access Curriculog at https://cofc.curriculog.com.  For additional resources, view the Curriculog Guidebook (faculty sign-in required) and go to the Curriculog Information webpage for information about upcoming training, workshops, and answers to FAQs.  

» Open: CofC Curriculog


Curriculog is used for the following curricular proposals/changes:
  • Major/Program/Certificate : New
  • Major/Program/Certificate : Change
  • Major/Program/Certificate : Terminate
  • Minor : New
  • Minor : Change/Termination
Summary of curricular proposal/change process:
  1. Ideation: Formulate the preliminary idea within your academic department or program, and secure the support of your department chair and dean. 
  2. Initial Consultation: As you prepare to make a proposal, please consult with Mark Del Mastro, Associate Provost of Curriculum and Academic Administration. Email Dr. Del Mastro, delmastromp@cofc.edu, the preliminary details of your proposal. During this consultation, we will explore your idea and help guide you along the process for the smoothest route. Topics that likely will be discussed are budgeting, curriculum mission/concept/purpose, external notification processes (e.g. CHE and SACSCOC), etc. 
  3. Curriculog Submission: Collaborate with your faculty colleagues (you must include your Department Chair and Academic Dean in these conversations) and begin the appropriate form(s) within Curriculog. Tip: This may be an iterative, lengthy process, so we suggest that you start early in the academic year. Use Curriculog to monitor the status of your proposal(s), and note on your calendar the dates when your proposal will need in-person representation by the Originator (or a faculty colleague) at the appropriate Faculty Senate committee workflow step(s).
  4. Additional Consultations: Throughout the proposal process, please also consult with the relevant committees/offices (listed below); the relevant Academic Dean(s); and Divya Bhati, our SACSCOC liaison. Please note that all new programs (i.e., new majors, new graduate programs, etc.) and program modifications (i.e., the addition of an 18+ hour concentration, changing a concentration to a major, etc.) must be approved by CHE and SACSCOC. New minors and minor modifications (i.e., changing an existing minor, or terminating) may also need SACSCOC review. 
All curricular proposals and changes are evaluated in Curriculog by the following committees (according to type):
Curriculum Type Committee/Office/Policies
Undergraduate Education Curriculum Committee (Deadlines)
Graduate Education Committee on Graduate Education (Deadlines)
General Education Committee on General Education
Additionally, the following committees and offices are included in the curriculum management processes: 
Curriculum Area Committee/Office/Policies
International Education International Education 
Online Education Distance | Online Education
Continuing Education Committee on Continuing Education  (Non-Credit Programs Policy)
Honors College Education Honors College Committee
Dual Enrollment Dual Enrollment (High School Programs)
Posthumous Degrees Posthumous Degree Policy 

Academic Catalogs (Acalog™)

The College of Charleston Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog System is powered by Acalog™, our catalog management software. The online catalogs allow users to locate and save details about our undergraduate and graduate programs, including all official degree requirements. Access the catalogs at https://catalog.cofc.edu.  Curriculog™ is connected with Acalog™. This allows users to import courses and programs from next year's draft catalog to create proposals for modification. Through this integration, users are always operating with the most current information for curriculum proposals. Users also have the ability to run impact reports to see what other courses and programs would be affected by the change being proposed. The College also uses the Program of Study Management (POSM) system is an electronic workflow that allows undergraduate students to manage their degree program(s) online.  The POSM channel is located on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston. Users can also explore the full list of academic programs, including links to every program's website. Both Acalog™ and POSM are administered by the Office of the Registrar. 

» Open: CofC Catalogs


Questions? Additional Resources?

Please view our list of Curriculum Contacts. Many questions related to developing curricular program proposals and modifications may be answered on Curriculum Resources (FAQs).