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Resources for the Curriculum

Includes criteria for the various categories, syllabi of record collections, a sample revision/updated syllabus, comparison frameworks between the old and new curriculum, and other forms and checklists.

The pages linked below provide resources for faculty, programs, and departments about the new curriculum and its implementation.

One Page and Expanded Checklists for Global and Multicultural Course Proposals
Checklists for course revisions and new course proposals for Global and Multicultural Awareness
One Page and Expanded Checklists for Liberal Studies Elective Course Proposals
 Checklists for course revisions and new course proposals for Liberal Studies Electives 
Rationales for Differentiating between the Global Citizenship competency and the Global and Multicultural Awareness CategoryDocument icon
The primary difference between the two is essentially a matter of scope and emphasis. Global Citizenship is a competency and a subsidiary component of a Liberal Studies (LS) Elective course. Approved by Senate on 10/9/12
Liberal Studies Criteria for the New Curriculum
Criteria for the various Liberal Studies categories describe the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes and Required Content for each area of the new curriculum.
Framework ComparisonsDocument icon
Liberal Studies Framework for the New Curriculum and a side-by-side comparison of the current vs. the new curriculum
Sample Course Revision Proposals
Examples of current Liberal Studies courses revised for the new curriculum following the UWUCC and LSC guidelines.
Forms, Checklists and Packets
This collection provides access to forms, checklists, and packets (instructions and forms) associated with the new curriculum and Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes.
Liberal Studies Syllabi of Record ListDocument icon
A listing of every Liberal Studies course name, number, Senate approval date, and date added to the Undergraduate Catalog.  An Excel spreadsheet is available upon request to the Liberal Studies office.
UWUCC Syllabi of Record and Program Proposal Archive
Below are links to scanned PDFs of all UWUCC course and program proposals from 1986 to the current academic year, listed by department. 
UWUCC Handbook, Fall 2012 EditionDocument icon
A Guide to the Undergraduate Curriculum Approval Process at IUP, from the University-wide Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
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