Curricular Cohesion Initiative

In the upcoming year, the university will engage in a Curricular Cohesion Initiative. As a part of this initiative, colleges and departments will be asked to evaluate the current programming and look for improvement opportunities. It is anticipated that this initiative will result in a large number of course and program changes. The number of changes might stress current committee and staff resources. 

Charge the graduate college and registrar with developing a streamlined process for making numerous course changes and/or adding multiple new courses in one proposal. For example, the EPL proposals presented today could be incorporated into one proposal that includes each of the new courses under development. 

Possible Example:
New Courses
 Course     Title     Description Credits    Variable or FixedGrading System    
EPL 720  Introduction to Leadership and Organizations  Introduction to general theories of educational leadership and organizational systems.  3 Fixed  Letter
 EPL 722Educational Research Methods Introduction to research for school leaders, including an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods.  The role of research in organizational change and strategic planning will be emphasized.  Specific applications of research in terms of school improvement and student achievement will be addressed 3 Fixed Letter

Course Changes
 Course     Title     Change Overview Current    New
EPL 720  Introduction to Leadership and Organizations  Change course description to better reflect course content. Introduction to general theories of educational leadership and organizational systems.  Introduction to general theories of educational leadership and organizational systems. Topics will include change theory and theorists.   
 EPL 722Educational Research Methods Change course title to better reflect current course content.    Educational Research Methods     Learning Research Methods