Curriculum Development

The foundation of an outstanding university is an innovative and thoughtful curriculum developed by faculty who are experts in their fields. The Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Studies and General Education work with the faculty to develop and refine courses and academic programs that will ensure that our students succeed not only in the classroom, but also in their professional careers. The information below will help you create and update curriculum. For information about Curriculog, the CSUF curriculum submission system, please go to the Curriculog training pageOpens in new window .

COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Information on retired courses, general education, course classification, creating syllabi, staffing formulas and more.

COURSES

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Information, forms and templates for programs, including cost analysis and performance reviews (PPRs). 

PROGRAMS

COURSE RETIREMENT

A list of courses that have been and/or about to be retired.

RETIRED COURSES

CURRICULOG TRAINING

Find  Curriculog training materials or make an appointment with a Curriculum Resource Specialist.

CURRICULOG TRAINING

2020/21 Curriculum and Catalog Deadlines

  • July 31, 2020

    DEADLINE

    Dean's approval complete in Curriculog for Sept. 1 announcement of NCPs, new GE courses.
  • Sept. 1, 2020

    NCP & New courses Campus Announcement (Fall Cycle) to be included in the next Catalog*
    additional deadlines apply regarding  questions/challenges: UPS 411.100 PDF File & 411.200PDF File
  • Nov. 2, 2020 

    DEADLINE

    Dean's approval complete for New Program Proposals (Fall Cycle)
  • Nov. 9, 2020

    New Program Proposals Campus Announcment (UPS 410.103PDF File )
  • Dec. 23, 2020 

    DEADLINE
     
    Dean's approval complete in Curriculog for all Course Changes and Program Changes to be included in the next Catalog* 

  • Dec. 23, 2020 

    DEADLINE
    Dean's approval complete in Curriclog for Feb. 3 announcement of NCPs, new GE courses**

    (will not include upcoming catalog)
  • Jan. 4, 2021

    Catalog editor begins reviewing all curriculum changes for implementation in the next catalog: Course descriptions, programs, etc.
  • Jan. 15, 2021

    Academic Programs approval for curriculum changes to be included in the next catalog.

    CATALOG REVIEW PERIOD FOR NON-CURRICULAR SECTIONS BEGINS
  • Jan. 29, 2021

    Scheduling Office has processed all course changes to be included in next catalog. All changes must be complete in CMS for next catalog.
  • Feb. 1, 2021

    NCP& New GE courses Campus Announcement (Spring Cycle)**
    (will not be in upcoming catalog);  additional deadlines apply regarding questions/challenges: UPS 411.100 PDF File & 411.200PDF File
  • Feb. 18, 2021

    Catalog Production
    Make changes/edits in Acalog: create other updates as needed & Prepare galleys for departments and colleges

  • March 1, 2021

    College/Department galley review begins
    CATALOG REVIEW PERIOD FOR NON-CURRICULAR SECTIONS ENDS
  • March 15, 2021

    Galleys due back
  • April 5, 2021

    DEADLINE
    Dean's approval complete for New Program Proposals (Spring Cycle)

    CATALOG GOES LIVE

  • April 12, 2021

    New Program Proposals Campus Announcement (UPS 410.103PDF File )

*Inclusion in the Catalog is subject to proposal receiving all necessary approvals.
**NCPs and new GE courses that are submitted by Dec. 20 announced on Feb. 1 will not appear in the upcoming Fall catalog and may not be available for scheduling in CMS until the Spring semester following approval

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What is a CIP Code?

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) are defined by the National Center for Education Statistics and may not be changed without explicit permission from the CSU Chancellor’s Office as it has many links to other areas that would be compromised. Contact the Academic Programs Office for more information.