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


In order to have your proposals considered for inclusion in the 2025-2026 catalog (effective Fall 2025), 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 if you have questions or wish to request extension of a deadline.

  • Friday, October 4, 2024: Proposals to create, revise, or delete Christ at the Core courses are due.
  • Friday, October 18, 2024: 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, October 4, 2024
Deadline for new course proposals (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 18, 2024

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, October 4, 2024
Deadline (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 18, 2024

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

Deadlines for Experimental Courses:

  • Fall 2024 Full Term and A-Quad: Friday, August 16, 2024
  • Fall 2024 B-Quad: Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Spring 2025 Full Term and A-Quad: Wednesday, December 23, 2024
  • Spring 2025 B-Quad: Wednesday, February 26, 2025
  • Summer 2025 Full Term: Friday, March 21, 2025
  • Fall 2025 Full Term and A-Quad: Friday, August 15, 2025
  • Fall 2025 B-Quad: Friday, October 10, 2025

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

  • Deadline for Spring 2025 experimental courses: Friday, September 27, 2024
  • Deadline for Fall 2025 experimental courses: Friday, February 21, 2025

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, October 4, 2024
Deadline (grad and undergrad): Friday, October 18, 2024

Delete a Course Instruction
Form Preview: Delete Course

Program Proposals

Deadline for new undergraduate program proposals: Friday, October 18, 2024
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



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