Curriculum Review

The 2015-16 curriculum review project is a comprehensive look at all undergradate majors with a focus on unit requirements at the upper and lower division.  The goal is to examine and streamline major requirements to help ensure that entering frosh can graduate in four years or less, and entering transfer students can graduate in two years or less.

The project is a joint effort of the Academic Senate's Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and the Division of Undergraduate Education.  CEP Chair John Tamkun and Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Richard Hughey would be delighted to meet with programs as they are working on this project over the 2015-16 academic year.

Project Timeline

  • October 20:  Project launch.
  • November 9 12: Online form available.  We will be using a local campus form, aligned to system-wide reporting requirements.  The campus  goal is to ensure that faculty can focus on the substantive review of curriculum. The Division of Undergraduate Education will facilitate the administration and reporting of this initiative.  

  • December 4: Entry of current majors and major unit requirements into the online form and overview of initial analysis, including whether the program (a) is planning to make changes for 2016-17, (b) is planning to make changes for 2017-18, or (c) is not planning to make changes.

  • February 1, 2016:  First update on curriculum review from programs.

  • January-March, 2016:  Submission of late catalog copy addendums for potential 2016-17 implementation, if desired.

  • April 15, 2016:  Second update on curriculum review from programs.

  • Winter and Spring, 2016:  CEP review of proposed degree changes, course and catalog changes, and consultation with programs that have not been able to reduce unit requirements.

  • Fall 2016: Submission of final proposals and supporting catalog and course revisions for 2017-18.

Project Resources



Comprehensive Major Review - First Update

Comprehensive Major Review - Second Update

Comprehensive Review of Major Requirements Update 4-1-2016

Major Requirements for Engineering

Major Requirements - Criteria for a Strong Rationale