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 page .
Information on retired courses, general education, course classification, creating syllabi, staffing formulas and more.
Information, forms and templates for programs, including cost analysis and performance reviews (PPRs).
Find Curriculog training materials or make an appointment with a Curriculum Resource Specialist.
2020/21 Curriculum and Catalog Deadlines
July 31, 2020
DEADLINEDean's approval complete in Curriculog for Sept. 1 announcement of NCPs, new GE courses.
Sept. 1, 2020NCP & New courses Campus Announcement (Fall Cycle) to be included in the next Catalog*
additional deadlines apply regarding questions/challenges: UPS 411.100 & 411.200
Nov. 2, 2020
DEADLINEDean's approval complete for New Program Proposals (Fall Cycle)
Nov. 9, 2020New Program Proposals Campus Announcment (UPS 410.103 )
Dec. 23, 2020
Dean's approval complete in Curriculog for all Course Changes and Program Changes to be included in the next Catalog*
Dec. 23, 2020
DEADLINE(will not include upcoming catalog)
Dean's approval complete in Curriclog for Feb. 3 announcement of NCPs, new GE courses**
Jan. 4, 2021Catalog editor begins reviewing all curriculum changes for implementation in the next catalog: Course descriptions, programs, etc.
Jan. 15, 2021Academic Programs approval for curriculum changes to be included in the next catalog.
CATALOG REVIEW PERIOD FOR NON-CURRICULAR SECTIONS BEGINS
Jan. 29, 2021Scheduling Office has processed all course changes to be included in next catalog. All changes must be complete in CMS for next catalog.
Feb. 1, 2021NCP& New GE courses Campus Announcement (Spring Cycle)**
(will not be in upcoming catalog); additional deadlines apply regarding questions/challenges: UPS 411.100 & 411.200
Feb. 18, 2021
Make changes/edits in Acalog: create other updates as needed & Prepare galleys for departments and colleges
March 1, 2021College/Department galley review begins
CATALOG REVIEW PERIOD FOR NON-CURRICULAR SECTIONS ENDS
March 15, 2021Galleys due back
April 5, 2021DEADLINE
Dean's approval complete for New Program Proposals (Spring Cycle)
CATALOG GOES LIVE
April 12, 2021New Program Proposals Campus Announcement (UPS 410.103 )
*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
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.