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Curriculum Management

  • Academic Course Approval Policy
    UMKC utilizes Leepfrog’s CourseLeaf CIM Courses platform to manage the course proposal, revision, and approval processes.
  • Academic Program Approval Policy
    UMKC utilizes Leepfrog’s CourseLeaf CIM Programs platform to manage the program proposal, revision, and approval processes. • Program proposals and revisions must include a major map (undergraduate programs) and curriculum map (all programs). • Program proposals and revisions must include the program student learning outcomes and associated aligned instructional and assessment activities for each outcome
  • Academic Teaching Credential Policy
    Instructors (faculty/staff in a teaching role) excluding teaching assistants enrolled in a graduate program and supervised by faculty, must possess an academic degree relevant to […]
  • Co-Listed Graduate/Professional and Undergraduate Courses Policy
    When a graduate course and an undergraduate course are co‐listed they should reflect the following guidelines: • There must be two separate course syllabi (one for the graduate course and one for the undergraduate course) that clearly differentiate the performance expectations for students receiving undergraduate and graduate level credit in the co‐listed courses (e.g., student learning outcomes, required problems, projects, readings, presentations or other methods). The relationship between graduate work and graduate credit must be clearly spelled out, and there must be different standards of grading. • Both syllabi must indicate that the co‐listed courses meet at the same time and location with the same instructor, but that the two courses have different requirements and performance expectations reflecting the different course levels. • Courses to be co‐listed must be offered within the same department or equivalent academic unit. Co‐listed courses may not be cross‐listed unless specific circumstances have been reviewed and approved by the academic dean. • Thesis, internship, directed reading, research and independent study classes may not be used as part of a co‐listed arrangement. • The Class Schedule should clarify, by means of class notes, that co‐listed courses meet at the same time and location, and with the same instructor, but that the two courses have different requirements reflecting the different course levels. • Co‐listed courses must indicate that the courses can be co‐listed within the curriculum management system. If one of the co‐listed courses is completed for credit the other one may not be taken for credit at a subsequent time, unless explicitly stated on student’s program of study and approved by the student’s graduate committee. • Syllabi and Class Schedule must note that students taking one co‐listed course may not take the other one for credit at a subsequent time, unless explicitly stated on student’s program of study and approved by the student’s graduate committee.
  • Course and Program (Delivery) Equivalency Policy
    Online education courses and programs will adhere to the same academic standards, policies, and rigor as those offered on campus. The programs and courses offered via online technology must be approved through the same curriculum approval processes as campus‐based courses and programs; comparable in quality and content with the same course description and student learning outcomes; and assessed and evaluated on a regular basis. Curricula for online learning offerings should be coherent, cohesive, and comparable in academic rigor to curricula offered in traditional instructional formats. Each academic unit will establish a procedure for monitoring compliance with this policy and be able to report these findings to the Provost on a semester‐by‐semester basis.
  • Course Lifecycle Policy
    A Course Lifecycle report will be provided to the Academic Units with a listing of courses that have not been scheduled in more than two years. Courses that have not been taught within the last two years will need a justification to remain in an active status and printed in the catalog course inventory. Courses will have up to four years to remain in a status of “active but not offered” before they are administratively inactivated. Courses that are administratively inactivated will be removed from displaying as an available option in the degree audit, though they will still display and fulfill degree requirements for those students who have already taken the course. Courses may be re‐activated through the established campus curriculum review process.
  • Cross-Listed Course Policy
    Cross‐listed courses are the same course offered with multiple subject codes and are programmed in the degree audit system to count equally towards degree requirements.
  • Designation of Upper-division Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses
    Undergraduate Upper-Level* Course designation: 50% or more of Student Learning Outcomes higher-order as indicated by Bloom’s Taxonomy (2001, cognitive domain) at Level 3 or above; […]
  • Online Course and Instructor Certification
    Beginning in the fall term of 2018, any online, for‐credit course with an attribute of Online Synchronous (OS), Online Asynchronous (OA) or any for‐credit hybrid/blended (OC) course meeting on campus four times or less during a term must be approved to be taught online by the responsible department, school, or college. Courses approved to be taught online must be certified through the UMKC/Quality Matters online course review prior to being listed in the schedule of courses. Instructors teaching courses with these attributes must complete the UMKC Online Teaching Orientation or be certified to teach online through completion of the UMKC Online Teaching Certification program prior to teaching an online course at UMKC. UMKC recognizes online course and instructor certification as a best practice and as evidence to meet Higher Learning Commission accrediting standards outlined in the “Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C‐RAC): Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education.”
  • Prerequisites and Co‐requisites Policy
    A course prerequisite is any requirement an academic department identifies as essential for a student to successfully complete before taking a course in order for a student to be successful in the course. All prerequisites, whether they apply to an individual course or to all courses in a department should be clearly stated in course offerings section of the University Catalog and enforced if attached to a course. Prerequisites should also be stated in the course syllabus.
  • Schedule of Classes Data Requirements Policy
    All course instruction information must be updated prior to the start of each semester in Pathway, which serves as UMKC’s system of record. Pathway schedule of classes data is uploaded to MyVita in order to provide a more accurate view of course teaching assignments and loads at the University.