Do you want an easier way to build your syllabus?
Towson University is looking to roll out a new syllabus building software to interested faculty for the Fall 2021 semester. SYLLABI is a tool that can assist with creating consistent, professional syllabi that meets both university and accessibility standards.
Some benefits of using SYLLABI are:
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via syllabi AT_TOWSON
The use of SYLLABI is entirely voluntary; individual faculty retain the right to determine whether their syllabi are entered into this system.
Courseleaf is Towson University's online curriculum management & catalog editing software. The Curriculum Inventory Management System (CIM) is used to enter course & program proposals, which once approved, feed directly to the University Catalog (CAT). Courseleaf Section Scheduler (CLSS) makes class scheduling easier and more transparent. SYLLABI, a syllabus management tool (SYLLABI).
Course Inventory Management (CourseAdmin) in CIM is used when proposing a new course or changing an existing one.
Contact is Suzanne Hill at sahill AT_TOWSON or 410-704-4347.
Yes, you can "save changes" at any point and come back to the proposal, however, it
must be submitted to workflow to start the curricular approval process.
Only in limited cIrcumstances such as when a course will no longer be a core course or a course is being converted from lower to upper level. Contact the Registrar's Office with questions.
A Syllabus of Record is a general syllabus that must be attached to every new course proposal. It should also be attached on all Core courses and courses with substantial changes. If should follow these guidelines:
Program Management, within CIM, is used for proposing and revising overall requirements for all majors, minors, and graduate programs.
Once submitted into workflow, program revisions will then be reviewed as follows:
Because new programs must be evaluated off-campus (MHEC/USM), the process can be quite lengthy. Please allow at least six months to have the program fully approved and ready to be offered. Programs requiring professional accreditation review will require additional time.
Approved Program Revisions - updated by AR&T in the Registrar's Office
Structural changes that do not require CIM approvals will need to be submitted via the Non-CIM Structural Change Request Form, contact Sara Sides for the form. Examples: Changing ownership of a major or department; new or revised subject code; new or revised department name.
Contact Sara Sides, ssides AT_TOWSON or 410-704-3694.
Proposed changes for courses, programs and four-year plans are reviewed within the Courseleaf approval queue. Authorized approvers include department chairs, curriculum committee chairs, Provost's Office, University Senate and the Registrar's Office. Automatic notifications are sent out once a proposal appears within an approval queue.
No, you will have to wait until the program/course is at rest before additional edits
can be made. Once a proposal is in workflow, you can only edit, approve or roll-back
proposals if they are in your approval queue.
Approvers have the ability to rollback proposals to any previous step in the workflow
with comments. If it is rolled back to the initiator, the approval path will be lost.
It is often a better choice to roll the proposal back to the department chair instead.
When a proposal is rolled back, the approval process starts over.
You will receive a notification for one of two reasons:
Catalog Management (CAT) is Towson University's catalog editing software, used by both academic & non-academic departments to update their content each year.
Contact is Brooke Harris, bbasta AT_TOWSON or 410-704-3269.
The TU website and the catalog are not the same publication. The website can be updated
at any time, however, the catalog has a final due date. Both are edited in entirely
Yes. Even if you DO NOT have any changes to make on your catalog page(s), you are required to submit them to workflow. Submitting your page to workflow is an indication to our office that you have reviewed and approve the content that is being published within the catalog.
You cannot make changes to the live/current catalog. The deadlines are very important because the catalog cannot be edited once it is live in early August. Any updates that take place after the "go-live" date must wait until the next catalog.
Courseleaf Section Scheduler (CLSS) is used by departments to build class schedules.
Contact is Suzanne Hill, sahill AT_TOWSON or 410-704-4347.
Courseleaf Syllabus Management (SYLLABI) is a syllabus template builder & a repository that will streamline the
creation of a syllabus & ensure all required elements are included. TU students, faculty
& staff will have the ability to search the repository by term, college, department,
or class section.
|Suzanne Hill||CIM Courses||sahill AT_TOWSON||410-704-4347|
|Sara Sides||CIM Undergraduate Programs||ssides AT_TOWSON||410-704-3694|
|Erika Carlson-Hiles||CIM Graduate Programs||ecarlsonhiles AT_TOWSON||410-704-2027|
|Brooke Basta||Catalog||bbasta AT_TOWSON||410-704-3269|
Meetings are held September through May.
|University Curriculum||Second Monday of the month at 3:30 pm|
|Course Approval Reporting Committee||First Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am|
|Core Curriculum Reporting Committee||Third Thursday of the month at 9 am|
|Graduate Studies Curriculum Committee||First Friday of the month at 1 pm|
|Graduate Studies Committee||Second Friday of the month at 1 pm|
|College of Business & Economics||Second Friday of the month at 8:30 am|
|College of Education||Second Monday of the month at 2 pm|
|College of Fine Arts & Communication||First Friday of the month at 1 pm|
|College of Health Professions||Fourth Friday of the month from 1-3 pm|
|College of Liberal Arts||First Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm|
|Fisher College of Science & Mathematics||Monthly|