Curriculum Information and Resources

Welcome to the curriculum information and resources page purposefully designed to enhance the clarity of the curriculum processes, promote best practices, and support constituents as they strive to fulfill the academic mission at CMU. 

The resources listed on this page serve as navigational tools for CMU’s curricular processes as established by the CMU Academic Senate and identified in the Curriculum Authority Document.  The resources listed are not intended to substitute the policies outlined in the Curriculum Authority Document nor any other academic policies approved by the Academic Senate. 

In addition, the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support assists faculty with the development of curricular initiatives and the expansion of opportunities for students that reinforce CMU’s commitment to a student-focused learning environment.

Curriculum Calendar of Meetings and Deadlines

Whether proposing new curriculum or modifying existing curriculum, planning appropriately is the key to ensuring timely implementation. In addition to meeting schedules and curriculum deadlines, the curriculum calendar provides helpful information such as setting curriculum priorities per semester, notification of curriculum training opportunities, and other key considerations.

Curriculum Authority Document (CAD) and CAD Archives

The Curriculum Authority Document (CAD) serves as an authoritative reference and guide for the efficient and effective preparation, submission, and review of curricular proposals.  The materials provided through the above link include the current CAD version approved by the Academic Senate. 

Users may also review previous versions of the CAD and find a Word document for use in proposing edits to the CAD through the Academic Senate.

Submitting Curriculum Proposals - CMU’s Electronic Curriculum Forms System (ECFS)

Users must submit curriculum course proposal forms according to new, changed, or deleted courses. Program forms include program modifications (including changes to designators) and new programs. 

If you are a new or a current user interested in learning more about navigating the CMU curriculum forms system, the following resource is provided for assistance:

Curriculum Forms