Next University Curriculum course proposal deadline is Sept. 26, 2011

A class held outdoors at Dallas HallThe next deadline is approaching to submit course proposals for SMU’s new University Curriculum (UC). The University Curriculum Steering Committee will accept submissions for the 2012-13 academic year through Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The new curriculum will launch in Fall 2012.

The University Curriculum website (log in with your 8-digit SMU ID and e-mail password) includes information on the components of the new curriculum, the Student Learning Outcomes for each component, and proposal forms for both new courses and revised courses that are already part of the current General Education Curriculum (GEC).

The committee is especially interested in proposals for courses that can satisfy more than one requirement (e.g., that satisfy a Pillar requirement as well as a Proficiency).

The site also offers information on proposing a Ways of Knowing course – the team-taught, interdisciplinary courses that are a central element of the UC. Faculty members may discuss their ideas and proposals at SMU’s Ways of Knowing Group on Facebook.

All course proposals should be sent to Dennis Cordell, Associate Dean for General Education, and Julian Guevara, assistant in the Dean’s Office.

SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence will host a University Curriculum Proposal Workshop 8-9:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. The workshop is intended to serve as a practical guide to writing successful proposals for the new curriculum and will include a variety of examples and models, as well as discussion of issues and concerns. Register online at the CTE homepage.

> Learn more at (log in with your 8-digit SMU ID and e-mail password)
> Join the discussion with SMU’s Ways of Knowing Group on Facebook