Effective Fall 2020, faculty are encouraged to submit most curricular proposals online via the Smart Catalog Curriculum Management System found at: https://marietta.smartcatalogiq.com/login
Faculty will log in using their Marietta College network credentials. Training sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Check back soon for a self-paced tutorial on this page.
However, the following proposals are not available through the online process and should be submitted using the forms below and emailed to email@example.com.
- Course Inclusion Form for Gen. Ed. Distribution
- Institutional Student Learning Outcomes document (PDF)
- General Education Distribution Course Removal
- Capstone Guidelines and Proposal Form (Word Document)
- Junior Core Guidelines and Proposal Form (Word Document)
- PIO 201 Guidelines and Proposal Form (Word Document)
Proposals for New or Substantially Revised Majors, Minors, & Other Academic Programs
Faculty members should consider the following questions when proposing new programs or substantial changes to existing programs, as these important issues will be considered by the CC when reviewing the proposal.
- Rationale for the new program
- Expected enrollments
- Anticipated impacts on other programs at the college
- Impact of staffing of courses (including general education requirements)
- Adequacy of library holdings and other campus resources (e.g. labs, information technology)
- How the new program fits with the mission of the department and with the mission of the College
- The order in which a student would take courses and progress toward completing the program
Proposals for Eliminating Majors, Minors, and Other Academic Programs
Proposers should consider the following questions when proposing the elimination of an academic program, as these important issues will be considered by the CC when reviewing the proposal.
- Rationale for elimination of the program
- The number of students currently enrolled in the program
- Anticipated impact on other programs, general education curriculum and the mission of the College
- Anticipated impact on current staff of the program
- A teach-out plan for students currently enrolled in the program
Procedure following Planning Committee Recommendations
The following procedures were determined by discussions of the Curriculum Committee and between the Committee’s Chair and the Provost. They follow the procedures for eliminating programs (Faculty Constitution Appendix 2-3) and are based on procedural precedents and the current practice of the Curriculum Committee.
- When the Planning Committee determines its recommendations, the President or Provost will meet individually with the Chair (and program director, if appropriate) of the department under review to convey and discuss the final recommendations for their department.
- The Provost will provide the Chair of the Curriculum Committee with a complete list of the Planning Committee’s proposal including the following items drawn from the requirements for proposing the elimination of a program: a list of actionable items with rationales (including any supporting data deemed pertinent); the number of students currently enrolled in the program; the anticipated impact on other programs, general education curriculum and the mission of the college; and the anticipated impact on the current staff of the program
- Impacted departments will be asked to provide their comments including any information they feel is necessary for the committee deliberations particularly as it pertains to the actions impact on the college’s curricula and their ability to carry out the mission of the college. If the impacted department concurs with a recommendation that calls for the removal of a program they will be asked to submit a plan for allowing students currently enrolled in the program to finish.
- Following its current practice, the committee may ask a representative from a department to meet with them in person in those instances where they deem it to be an additional aid in achieving clarity or expediency in their deliberations. Recognizing that responses may be complex in these extraordinary circumstances, the committee will also consider requests from departments for a representative to meet with the committee in person.
- Given the potential impact some decision may have on fall course schedules and registration, the committee in consultation with the Office of Academic Affairs will prioritize those recommendations that are deemed to have the greatest potential impact on the scheduling process.
- In those instances where the decision of the Curriculum Committee does not concur with a recommendation of the Planning Committee. The Committee Chair, Provost, and Chair of the Faculty Council will work to find a solution acceptable to both parties. Any compromise solution will return to the Curriculum Committee for a final vote.
- Should the final decision of the Curriculum Committee result in the elimination of a program, the Provost will work with impacted departments to submit to the Curriculum Committee a plan for allowing students currently enrolled in the program to finish if they have not already done so.