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Curriculum Services


Course changes: August 2014 EPC


Course fee changes: December 2014
Course changes: January 2015 EPC
Program changes: January 2015 EPC
Policy changes: April-May 2015 EPC

Curriculum is a chief asset of the university, one that helps define Kent State's unique character. Because curriculum remains healthy through change, it maintains the value of programs for our students.

Curriculum development and maintenance is the responsibility of faculty. The Office of Curriculum Services is responsible for analyzing, facilitating and monitoring proposed changes and the implementation of those changes as approved by governing bodies. The office staff reviews and implements approximately 1,500 curricular changes annually.

The administration and staff of Curriculum Services are committed to providing accurate curriculum processing in an efficient manner to ensure quality program content and to benefit our students with the desired knowledge and experiences that will make them highly marketable once they graduate and take their place in society. If you have questions, please contact the Curriculum Services staff.

Responsibilities of the Office of Curriculum Services

  • Consultant to academic units on the curriculum process and university and state academic policies and regulations.
  • Secretary for the Educational Policies Council (EPC), a Faculty Senate subcommittee charged with long-range academic planning.
  • Maintenance of Kent State’s course and program inventories in the Banner database application for scheduling, registration and admissions.
  • Production of the annual Kent State University Catalog.
  • Maintenance of Kent State’s Explore Majors and Degrees website, aka Graduation Planning System (GPS).
  • Production of program roadmaps, which are semester-by-semester course requirements for each undergraduate degree program (available via the University Catalog and Explore Majors and Degrees websites).
  • Liaison with the Ohio Board of Regents on undergraduate curriculum matters (the dean of graduate studies is the liaison for graduate curriculum).
  • Production of the annual Curriculum Guidelines and facilitator of curriculum-process workshops for academic units when requested.
  • Preservation of Kent State’s curriculum archives.
  • Submission of curriculum-related reports to the Higher Education Information System, which is the data reporting arm of the Ohio Board of Regents; as well as other agencies, including U.S. News & World Report and Higher Learning Commission.
  • Submission of course information to be accepted in the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG) and Ohio Transfer Module (OTM), which are state-mandated initiatives to facilitate the transfer of students and credits from any state-assisted college or university to another.
  • Coordination with the Office of Graduation Planning System, which maintains Kent State’s degree-auditing advising system (GPS, formerly KAPS).
  • Member of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Advisory Committee, which reviews and recommends policy to the chancellor.