CurricUNET is an Internet-based software application designed to automate and enhance the development and approval of curriculum in a multi-campus District. Instructors utilize data entry screens to conduct course and program development online. These data entry screens are supported by diverse Help resources, such as Bloom's Taxonomy and TOP Codes.
An automated workflow process permits curriculum approvals by curriculum committees and administrators. An e-mail notification system notifies authorities when curriculum is in queue for their approval. Databases of course outlines and programs and tables of recognized approval authorities are integral to the operation of the system. Articulation and transfer to other educational institutions is facilitated by inclusion of courses required as preparation for majors.
The system permits tracking of curriculum proposals and provides status reports on demand. It serves as a repository for archival course outlines, as well as current ones; status reports reveal when programs and courses were last revised, permitting improved curriculum management by the District.
CurricUNET is designed to link to college catalog and class schedule production systems to facilitate course descriptions being published as they are approved.
A Steering Committee governs modifications and updates to the system. Local Information Technology staff, members from Instructional Services, and Governet help implement the changes.
College districts currently using CurricUNET:
Total # of institutions using some module of CurricUNET (including those only using the statewide Web reporting interface): 248
Total # of institutions with the main CurricUNET System: 198
Total # of community colleges in CA with the main CurricUNET System: 73
Number of states under contract to use CurricUNET for statewide reporting: 2 (IL and CA, both operational)
Number of states/provinces that have at least one CurricUNET institution: 12 US states, 2 provinces of Canada (Alberta, British Columbia)
Number of 4-year institutions that have CurricUNET: 47 (this includes all the campuses of all our institutions that now offer baccalaureate degrees)
Most popular new CurricUNET modules (in order): 1) Ad Hoc Reporting Module, 2) Outcomes Assessment, 3) Automated Program Review , 4) Syllabus Builder, 5) Advisement