Course Modification Process Improvement

The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School have made increasing efforts to find opportunities for the Course Modification process.  Both parties are investing in process improvement efficiencies to yield cost/time savings and maintain conservation and sustainability initiatives as a high priority.

Our offices are finding ways to promote the use of more and better data in decision-making, encouraging course transparency and accountability, and are making strides to improve relationships via a streamlined course modification process. 

Understanding the current antiquated course modification process and thoughtfully considering future plans, our offices are making efforts to find innovative ways to support academic units at all campuses and optimize future system and programmatic needs.

There are several key areas in which Purdue can categorize its efficiencies efforts for the course modification process.

  • Reduction of course forms
  • Enhanced data for reporting
  • Transparency and accountability for resource allocations-Curriculog

Reduction of Course Forms and Signature Approvals

  • Several course change requests will no longer require a course form.  Many requests are either not being tracked within the SIS, no longer enforced or have no curriculum impact.  As a result we are recommending the changes below to be made without a formal course modification request. 

Enhanced Data for Reporting

  • As a byproduct of eliminating bottlenecks created through multiple signature requirements, reduction of required course forms and enhanced communication, our offices believe that academic units will provide accurate data that maybe used for reporting.

Transparency and Accountability for Resource Allocations-Curriculog

  • Undergrad and Grad will soon use an automated workflow via Curriculog which will reduce eliminate manual input, transmit and track course modifications.  This online mechanism for course approvals/modifications are expected to improve business operations, to better institute Purdue course guidelines and increase customer input and access to offerings.

Undergraduate Course Modifications No Course Form Required

1       Change in Instructional Hours-within guidelines
2 Adding IND, DIS, and PSO
3 Learning Outcomes
4 Registration Approval Type

Undergraduate Course Modifications No Longer Recorded

1       Change in Semesters Offered                       
2 Off Campus Experience
3 Honors Attribute
4 Fees

Additional Approvals for Undergrad/Grad

Undergrad and Grad courses meeting together will be administratively reviewed and will remain effective for three academic terms.

Minor course description changes will be considered upon review.

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