Curriculum changes approved by the University Curriculum Council and Academic Programs will be implemented by term according to the following guidelines:
The Curriculum Proposal System is provided by the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation for the submission and tracking of curriculum proposals.
Category I proposals are for major curricular changes that require state-level approval.
Category II proposals are for other changes to courses, options, certificates, minors, majors, subject codes, extension of programs to other campuses.
The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation provides information and guidance regarding the assignment of credits to a course. View Credits–Definition and Guidelines for more information.
Curriculum changes in the standardized format used by OrACRAO members may be generated from the OSU curriculum proposal system at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ap/cps/reports. Note: When generating reports, please use Firefox, Internet Explorer 6 or 7, or Safari 3.1.
The OSU University Curriculum Council approves curriculum changes throughout the year as proposals are submitted, not on a set schedule by term.
To generate your own reports of OSU curriculum changes, follow these directions:
Category I proposals are new academic degrees or academic units, or changes to academic degrees or academic units. For further details, see the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation.
Category I proposals started after January 2010 may be found in the curriculum proposal system (CPS) administered by Academic Planning and Assessment (no password or logon required).
Category I proposals prior to 1/2011 were reviewed and processed on paper, and recorded, tracked, and stored in an online database. No password or logon is needed to look at this database. The database is best viewed in Internet Explorer. You may experience problems using other web browsers.
Category II proposals are for new courses, options and minors, changes to courses, options, minors, or terminations of courses, options, and minors. They are reviewed, processed, and stored in the curriculum proposal system (CPS) administered by Academic Planning and Assessment (no password or logon required).
To search through the proposals, click on the View All Proposals link.
Prerequisites are established by Category II approval.
Information on prerequisite enforcement.