Academic Curriculum Resources and Forms

Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) Resources

Use the resources below for information about submitting various types of curriculum proposals in Wheaton's new Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) software.

Guides to CIM Course and Program Proposal Forms

Not sure which forms to fill out?  Check out our guides:

Use the first two columns to locate what you want to do, and then find which proposals to submit. If you have any questions, email registrar@wheaton.edu.

Deadlines

In order to have your proposals considered for inclusion in the 2023-2024 catalog (effective Fall 2023), please adhere to the following schedule. Note that a proposal is not fully submitted until "Start Workflow" has been selected at the bottom of the proposal form in CIM. Contact curriculum.committee@wheaton.edu if you have questions or wish to request extension of a deadline.

  • Friday, September 29, 2023: Proposals to create, revise, or delete Christ at the Core courses are due.
  • Friday, October 13, 2023: Proposals to create, revise, or delete programs are due. Proposals to create, revise, or delete courses that are not part of Christ at the Core are also due at this time.
  • Consult the sections below for deadlines for CATC renewals and experimental course proposals.

Course Proposals

Deadline for new CATC course proposals: Friday, September 29, 2023
Deadline for new course proposals (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 13, 2023

New Course Proposal
These instructions apply to all new course proposals except First Year Seminar (CORE 101) proposals.

Additional resources: new course form preview (general)new course form preview (CATC)

Deadline for CATC course change proposals: Friday, September 29, 2023
Deadline (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 13, 2023

Course Change Proposal Instructions
Submitting a Small Course Change
Form Preview: Course Revision

Deadlines for Experimental Courses:

  • Fall 2023 Full Term and A-Quad: Friday, August 11, 2023
  • Fall 2023 B-Quad: Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Full Term and A-Quad: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
  • Spring 2024 B-Quad: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Summer 2024 Full Term: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Full Term and A-Quad: Friday, August 9, 2024
  • Fall 2024 B-Quad: Friday, October 4, 2024

For Experimental Courses to be included in the pdf schedule, please adhere to these deadlines:

  • Deadline for Spring 2024 experimental courses: Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Deadline for Fall 2024 experimental courses: Friday, February 23, 2024

For experimental course proposals, a complete syllabus is recommended, but a draft syllabus can suffice. The draft syllabus should include a detailed course description similar to catalog copy, and anticipated course learning objectives, course topics covered, and type(s) of assignments.

New Experimental Course Proposal Instructions
Form Preview: Experimental Course

Deadline for CATC course delete proposals: Friday, September 29, 2023
Deadline (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 13, 2023

Delete a Course Instruction
Form Preview: Delete Course


Program Proposals

Deadline for new undergraduate program proposals: Friday, October 13, 2023
Proposals for new graduate programs are to be submitted at least 18 months before the proposed program start.

New Program Proposal Instructions
Follow these instructions for proposing a new major, minor, graduate program, certificate, endorsement, or academic initiative.

Additional resources: New Program Form Preview (general)New Program Form Preview (academic initiative)

Deadline for program change proposals (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 13, 2023

What is an academic initiative? A credit-bearing academic initiative is an initiative which utilizes academic credit(s) in a program which is not part of nor is an extension of a major, minor or certificate, is offered at a Wheaton College campus, and includes dependencies upon institutional resources.

Deadline for new academic initiative proposals: January 31, 2024 for launch in Fall 2025

How is a new academic initiative approved? New credit-bearing academic initiatives go through a four-step approval process: the appropriate academic Dean, the Curriculum Committee or Graduate Council, the Provost, and the Senior Administrative Cabinet. 

The proposer of a new academic initiative provides curricular as well as financial sustainability information to the Curriculum Committee or Graduate Council before the Committee completes its review. In gathering this information, the proposer(s) and/or appropriate Dean are encouraged to consult the Provost, the Enrollment Management division, the Finance and Operations division, Advancement division, or strategic budget review body as needed. The Academic Policies Committee may also be consulted in cases where new academic policy is needed to establish the criteria by which the Curriculum Committee or Graduate Council is to conduct its review. The Registrar (or representative) is encouraged to offer input related to academic initiatives under consideration during the Curriculum Committee or Graduate Council's review. The Senior Administrative Cabinet will only be asked to approve a new academic initiative after it has received Curriculum Committee or Graduate Council approval. The Board of Trustees will be informed when a new credit-bearing academic initiative receives Senior Administrative Cabinet approval.

New academic initiative proposal instructions
Follow these instructions for proposing a new academic initiative.

Additional resource: Academic Initiative Form Preview

Resubmit a Proposal

Use these instructions if a faculty governance committee has requested that you resubmit a revised version of a course or program proposal in CIM.

Resubmission Instructions

Christ at the Core Resources

 

Assessment

Faculty teaching a Christ at the Core course are to submit a Core Course Assessment Report at the completion of every term.

Core Course Assessment Submission Instructions
Core Course Assessment Report Preview
Christ at the Core Assessment Plan Summary

Thematic Core Advisory Documents

Applied Abstract and Quantitative Reasoning (AAQR)
Diversity in the United States (DUS)
Global Perspectives (GP)
Historical Perspectives (HP)
Literary Explorations (LE)
Philosophical Investigations (PI)
Scientific Issues and Perspectives (SIP)
Scientific Practice (SP)
Social Inquiry (SI)
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)

Shared Core Advisory Documents

First Year Seminar (FYS)
    - First Year Seminar Course Outline
Advanced Integrative Seminar (AIS)
Capstone
Old Testament
New Testament
Christian Theology
Holistic Human Flourishing Guiding Document (PDF)

Core Competency Advisory Documents

First-Year Writing
Modern & Classical Languages
Oral Communication
Wellness Advisory Document

Christ at the Core Resources

Assessment

Faculty teaching a Christ at the Core course are to submit a Core Course Assessment Report at the completion of every term.

Thematic Core Advisory Documents

Shared Core Advisory Documents

Core Competency Advisory Documents