Curricular Matters

Learning outcomes, assessment plans, and an annual assessment report for undergraduate majors and graduate degrees and programs.
Periodic review of each University of Oregon degree program is essential to maintaining excellence and for effective long-range planning. 
OtP is responsible for coordination and support of academic programming, including the management of procedures for new programs and modifications to curriculum. 
Once approved at the unit level, the Committee on Courses screens all proposals for course changes and new courses, reports its recommendations by quarterly reports to the faculty.
Syllabus guidelines, teaching resources, and course management guidance to support faculty members in conducting courses.
Course approvals follow the calendar laid out by the Committee on Courses. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I propose a new course or edit an existing course?

    • At least 2 terms ahead  
    • New courses are approved for following fall term of the new academic year
    • Fully approved changes are effective the following AY. If an exception is requested, please note that on the form.

When do my courses need to be in the UOCC workflow?

    • Your courses must be in the UOCC workflow at least one week prior to each new term. Please allow at least one full term for your course to move through unit and college levels workflows.

When should I begin to propose a new program or edit an existing program?

    • 12-18 months ahead for new program
    • 10-12 months ahead for editing existing program (through school process by end of winter for next AY)
    • Fully approved changes are effective the following AY. If an exception is requested, please note that on the form

How do I know where my course is?

    • Click here and type in your subject code and course number in the search box
    • View the workflow on the right side

How do I know where my program is?

    • Click here and type in the name of your program into the search box.
      • Helpful hint: You may need to use the * wildcard after the name
    • View the workflow on the right side

I’m an approver. How do I find where the course or program is to approve?

    • Click here for course reviews, and type in your subject code and course number in the search box
    • Click here for program reviews, and type in the name of your program into the search box.
    • View the workflow on the right side
    • If your course or program are already in workflow, please find “Your Role” by clicking here.

Who do I contact for CourseLeaf access?

What are the responsibilities of the UO Committee on Courses?

    • Screening all proposals for course changes and reporting its recommendations to the university faculty through the Faculty Senate;
    • Directing the University editor on the content and structure of the University Catalog;
    • Consulting with the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council on curricular patterns of concern;
    • Participating, on behalf of the university faculty, in planning the development and improvement of the instructional program of the institution;
    • Reviewing courses not taught on a regular basis;
    • Providing advice and assistance to schools and departments in the planning of the curriculum.

Who do I contact for assistance with the software?