COURSE INFORMATION (UPS)
Academic units such as Extended University, Academic Engagement, and the Library are profiled in the Administrative Information section because they do not oversee degree programs.
There are four sections of course information:
- Function: the degree programs that require the course
- Topics: the material covered by every section of the course, regardless of the instructor
- Learning outcomes: the degree-related competencies addressed by the course, regardless of the instructor
- Grading criteria: the kind of assignments and tests that will measure competencies and the standards for that measurement, regardless of the instructor.The information on faculty teaching the course may be entered by anyone using the department chair's password, but the department chair is responsible for its accuracy.
Course information should be entered or revised as soon as it has been approved by college curricula committees, entered into the master course file, and forwarded to the registrar. Each summer, course information should be reviewed to assure that changes made in the previous academic years were entered.
Cross-listed/Double-Numbered Course Information
Courses may be cross-listed between disciplines or double-numbered as undergraduate and graduate sections. Cross-listed and/or double-numbered courses should be profiled individually because one or more of the defining categories (function, topics, learning outcomes, assignments, or grading criteria) will and must differ to meet accreditation requirements.
The graduate course profiles must show advanced study requirements. Some or all of the defining categories listed above must differ from the undergraduate course our cross-listed course in another department profile.