The items below list CPAC expectations for each field in the CIM course form. Prior to creating or editing a course, familiarize yourself with these fields and prepare any additional materials.
Provide a clear rationale for this course change submission. Describe:
- what is being proposed
- whom this proposal will affect (current students or future students)
- how it will impact other programs within the university
Provide background information including any needs assessments and/or accreditation recommendations that will assist CPAC and UAC/GAC in the approval process.
GAC CPACs will evaluate whether the level of rigor is appropriate for a graduate course or whether it is more appropriate for an undergraduate course. If the rigor is not graduate level, CPAC will contact you with suggestions.
Check for accuracy and edit accordingly. Select the Subject Prefix to autofill the College & Department.
For a new subject code please contact:
Check for accuracy and edit accordingly.
Input preferred number and check for accuracy. Registrar has final say on course numbering.
Refer to AP 303-35 Ch. 3-1 and 3-2 for course numbering management
This complete course title will be in the catalog. This is the official title of the course. Recommended character count is less than 30; the title is truncated if longer. Check for accuracy and edit accordingly.
This is the title used for EagleNET and student schedules.
The short title is automatically generated from the full title when a new course is made. Leave this field as is.
Select from the dropdown list. This is typically the next fall term.
If the course is not cross-listed then select No.
If the course is cross-listed, select Yes.
Press the green plus (+) icon to add a course. A new window will open.
In this window:
- Select the college of the cross-listed class from the dropdown.
- Select the subject from the next dropdown. This will populate a list of courses.
- Click to select the cross-listed course from the list.
- Click Add Selected to add the course. The added course will disappear from the list.
- Click Close when you are done adding courses.
The selected courses will now appear under the cross-listed form field.
Refer to AP 303-35 Ch. 3-4 regarding cross-listed courses.
Add any special notes about the course for students to view in the Catalog, such as co-requisites (courses which must be taken during the same quarter/term as the course listed). Must have permission from each department and/or program involved.
Permission of Instructor
It is recommended that the department refrain from using permission of the instructor as a prerequisite. This is recommended in order to:
- Best serve student needs
- Use minimal resources
- Allow students to use the EagleNET to complete their registration
The department and faculty always have the option of waiving a prerequisite for a student they feel has the preparation for the course.
The CPAC and UAC at EWU are committed to ensuring that all courses are rigorous and that the content is appropriate to the learner. Prerequisites for all upper division courses and those requiring a Math or English proficiency or competency assures students will participate in sequential learning and have a successful outcome in their educational experiences here at EWU.
CPAC will not approve any upper division course without a prerequisite or class standing associated with it unless the department provides sufficient justification.
See EWU Recommendations for Prerequisites.
If this course satisfies a university requirement it is noted here. External standards can also be noted here (e.g. this course satisfies Red-Cross BLS standards).
Course descriptions should be brief, approximately 40-50 words. This wording will be in the EWU Catalog and in EagleNET.
A broader course description allows for more flexibility in curricular planning. List specific topics only when the content has little chance of changing. For example: Some History courses contain ordinal content that most likely does not change whereas Sciences are always changing as new studies are completed.
For more information see Writing a Course Description.
Use the dropdown menu to choose. This is set by UFE.
For information about each mode, see Modes of Instruction.
The term “credit hour” corresponds with “credit,” “hour,” or “quarter hour.”
For more information about credit hour assignment, see AP Policy 303-35 Ch. 4.
Use the dropdown menu to select.
Standard Numeric is default.
Pass/Fail Grading for Entire Class
Departments or programs may choose to designate only certain types of courses for pass/fail grading.
Regulations for pass/fail grading are as follows:
- Courses required for the following categories may not be designated pass/fail:
- Major and minor requirements except as approved by the Undergraduate Affairs Council
- Required supporting courses (courses required for the major or minor but not taught
- by the major or minor department) except as approved by the Undergraduate Affairs Council
- Professional education requirements
- Writing, mathematics and computer competency and proficiency requirements
- General education core requirements
- University graduation requirements
- The types of courses which may be designated as pass/fail are: Directed Studies, Seminars, Internships, Workshops, and Practice.
- A C- must be earned to receive a passing grade.
- A “P” grade will not be calculated in the GPA, but will serve as credits toward graduation, except for non-college credit courses. A fail (F) grade will be calculated in the GPA.
For more information see:
Check Yes if the course is required for completion of a graduate degree, major, minor or certificate. Provide a brief explanation for how the course relates to the degree type in the text box provided.
Check for accuracy and edit accordingly.
Student learning outcomes (SLOs) must be measurable, well-written and clearly understood.
Please provide 3 to 5 goals and objectives. Include at least one course-level SLO that supports one or more program-level learning outcomes.
See Writing Course Goals and Objectives for more information.
Assessment & Accreditation
Please describe how this assessment/assignment addresses one of the provided Course Goals and Objectives.
Please provide a brief description or table with your point breakdown (example: 20% quizzes, 40% labs, 40% exams) and a statement on your grading scale (example: standard university scale).
All courses delivered in a stacked arrangement must demonstrate differentiated expectations for each course. Please list the specific assignment(s), evaluation criteria, or any other element of differentiation.
Stacked courses: 400/500-level
There are courses where an undergraduate version (400-level) is combined with a graduate version (500-level). When this occurs, a clear delineation must be made between 400-level and 500-level grading and course deliverables.
The essential syllabus components must demonstrate that the graduate students will be held to a substantively higher level of academic rigor than will be expected of the undergraduate students. Undergraduate and graduate stacked courses must be submitted as separate proposals. Please ask for assistance, if you are unsure of the process.
For more information see AP 303-35 Ch. 3-3.
Proposers are welcome to attach their syllabus as a companion document but are not required to do so. The essential syllabus elements are required and represent the curriculum elements that our governance body needs to make a decision on a proposal.