General Information

The KS Curriculum Management Module provides the ability to propose, create, modify and retire learning experiences that are part of an institution's sanctioned curriculum.

Definitions

Catalog

The collection of approved learning experiences that an institution may offer to its students.

Course

A learning experience that imparts education through a series of activities such as lectures, labs, recitations, etc. within a well-defined time period; it results in an assessment (e.g., grade) and an outcome (e.g., credits).

Credit Course

A course which, upon successful completion, results in the award of academic credit.

Non-Credit Course

A course which, upon successful completion, results in the award of non-academic units, such as Continuing Education Units.

Programs

A prescribed grouping of learning experiences that leads to a recognized body of knowledge; the end result of a completed program may be an acknowledged level of accomplishment (e.g. a major, minor or concentration) or a credential (e.g. certificate, degree, etc.)

Core Program

A prescribed grouping of courses that is required for all students as a foundation of general knowledge. Also known as General Education

Credential Program

A prescribed grouping of learning experiences that leads to a credential.

     Baccalaureate

An organized curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in a major area of study.

     Masters

A postgraduate academic program typically designed for learners after the completion of a baccalaureate program

     Doctoral

A postgraduate academic program typically representing the highest level of study in a field; designed for those wishing to conduct research in that field

     Professional

A postgraduate academic program typically representing the highest level of study in a field; designed for those wishing to practice in that field

     Certificate

An organized curriculum leading to a certificate in an area of study.

Academic Program

aka, Major; An organized curriculum offered as a major area of study recognized as an academic discipline by the higher education community as part of a credential program

Minor

An organized curriculum offered as part of an individual student's credential program and which enhances or complements the credential to be awarded in a manner that leads to specific educational or occupational goals.

Specializations

Variations and/or refinements of an Academic Program that lead to specific educational or occupational goals.

Other Learning Experiences

 

Project

An individualized student learning experience designed to culminate in a "product"  that synthesizes the learning obtained by the student.  Examples of projects include theses, dissertations, research projects, and/or capstone projects. An important attribute of the project is the supervisory committee and associated rules regarding its make-up.  Typically, projects will be associated with degree and certificate programs.

Experiential Learning

An individualized student learning experience that emphasizes learning by "doing" rather than "producing."  Examples include service learning, internships, clerkships, and co-operative education.

Tests

A procedure for evaluating learning of student; may be used to award credit and/or fulfill a requirement.

Course Set

A set composed of one or more Courses

Fixed Course Set

A Course Set whose elements are defined explicitly by the course number, e.g. (MATH101, MATH102, MATH103)

Dynamic Course Set

A Course Set whose elements are defined implicitly by some criteria, e.g. (100-level math courses); were a new 100-level MATH course be added to the curriculum, it would automatically be added to this course set as well.

Single-Use Course Set

A single-use Course Set is one which is created 'on the fly' when building a rule and is not available for use in other rules.

Reusable Course Set

A reusable Course Set is one which is created prior to building a rule, named, and saved, and is available for use in other rules.

Proposal

A description of a learning experience, typically authored by faculty, that is submitted for review by the appropriate curricular oversight organization; if approved, the learning experience becomes part of the institution's curriculum

Learning Objective

A statement, usually written by a faculty member, that describes the knowledge, skills, or abilities that a student would expect to gain by participating in a learning experience

Single-Use Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives that are defined within the context of a specific Course or Program and are not maintained as part of a centralized inventory.

Governed Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives that are defined by a group of people external (eg. accreditation bodies) or internal (eg. a department, or an organization of biology, chemistry, and physics departments) to the institution. These Learning Objectives may only be modified by the internal organization of people who entered them with the expectation that these centrally managed, 'governed' learning objectives may be imported directly into courses or programs.

At-a-Glance: Delivered Learning Experiences and Associated Features

 

 

 

Course

Program*

Proposal Processes

 

 

Create via Proposal Process

(green star)

(error)

Modify via Proposal Process

(green star)

(green star)

Retire via Proposal Process

(green star)

(error)

Administrative Processes

 

 

Create via Administrative Screens

(green star)

(green star)

Modify via Administrative Screens

(green star)

(green star)

Retire via Administrative Screens

(green star)

(error)

Versioning

 

 

Modify with Versioning

(green star)

(green star)

Modify without Versioning

(green star)

(green star)

Search/Browse/View

 

 

Search for Proposal

(green star)

(green star)

Search Catalog

(green star)

(green star)

Browse Catalog

(green star)

(green star)

View Catalog

(green star)

(green star)

Learning Objectives

 

 

Attach Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

Sets

 

 

Fixed, Single-Use Sets

(green star)

(green star)

Dynamic and Reusable Sets

(green star)

(error)

Analyses

 

 

Dependency Analysis

(green star)

(error)

*Not all features marked as delivered are available for every program type

Legend
(green star) Reference implementation delivered via UI in CM 2.0
(error) No reference implementation delivered in CM 2.0

 

Feature Matrix

Learning Experiences

Type

Supported by
Class I Services

Supported by
Class II Services

Course

 

 

Credit Course

(green star)

(green star)

Non-Credit Course

(green star)

(error)

Programs

 

 

Core Program

(green star)

(green star)

Credential Program - Baccalaureate

(green star)

(green star)

Credential Program - Masters

(green star)

(green star)

Credential Program - Doctoral

(green star)

(green star)

Credential Program - Professional

(green star)

(error)

Credential Program - Certificate

(green star)

(error)

Academic Program (Major)

(green star)

(green star)

Minor

(green star)

(error)

Specializations

(green star)

(green star)

Other

 

 

Project

(green star)

(error)

Experiential Learning

(green star)

(error)

Tests - Institutionally administered

(green star)

(error)

Legend
(green star)  Feature supported/delivered in CM 2.0
(error)  Feature not supported/delivered

Definitions

  • Supported by Services:: Feature is supported by Service Design
    • Supported by Class I Services::  Features is supported by Atomic Services
    • Supported by Class II Services::  Feature is supported by Composed Services
  • Supported by KS Rice::  Featured supported by KS Rice products KIM and/or KEW
  • Delivered in UI:: A reference implementation of the Feature is delivered in the UI
 

Courses

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered 
in UI

Ability to Create a Course

Ability to create a Course through a #proposal process

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to create a Course through administrative screens

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Define a Course

Ability to specify key Identifying Information

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify key Descriptive Information

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify alternate identifiers, Cross-Listing and Version Codes

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify a Joint Offering

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify key Dates and Terms

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to identify Course Resources - Faculty

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to identify Course Resources - Other

(error)

(error)

 

Ability to define multiple Formats and Activities

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to define multiple Course Grading and Credit Options

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to define Course #Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to define Course Requisites

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify Organizational Relationships

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify Financial information

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to attach Supporting Documentation

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to attach Comments

(green star)

(error)

Ability to Manage a Course

Ability to modify a Course through a #proposal process

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to modify a Course through administrative screens

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to retire a Course through a #proposal process

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to retire a Course through administrative screens

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to  Version a Course

Ability to version a Course as a result of a modification

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability not to version a Course as a result of a modification

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Activate a Course

Ability to activate an approved Course version

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Publish a Course

Ability to publish approved Course versions in a centralized catalog

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to designate other publishing targets  (i.e., not the catalog)

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to define information to be published by target

(green star)

(error)

Ability to Browse for a Course

Ability to browse the catalog for a Course by Subject Area or Organization 

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to browse the catalog for a Course by other attributes (i.e., not Subject Area or Organization)

(green star)

(error)

Ability to Search for a Course

Ability to search for a Course

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to View a Course 

Ability to view a Course

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to select from multiple views of a Course (i.e., at-a-glance, detailed and catalog)

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to view the version history of a Course

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to print details of a Course

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to export details of a Course

N/A

(green star)

Programs

Process

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered
in UI

Ability to Create a Program

Ability to create a Program through a #proposal process

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to create a Program through administrative screens

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Define a Program

Ability to specify key Program Identifying Information

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify key Program Descriptive Information

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify key Program Dates and Terms

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to identify Program Resources - Faculty

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to define Program #Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to define Program Entrance, Satisfactory Progress and Completion Requirements

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify Organizational Relationships

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Manage a Program

Ability to modify a Program through a #proposal process

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to modify a Program through administrative screens

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to retire a Program through a #proposal process

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to retire a Program through administrative screens

(green star)

(error)

Ability to Version a Program

Ability to version a Program as a result of a modification

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability not to version a Program as a result of a modification

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Activate a Program

Ability to activate an approved Program version

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Publish a Program

Ability to publish approved Program versions in a centralized catalog

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to designate other publishing targets  (i.e., not the catalog)

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to define information to be published by target

(green star)

(error)

Ability to Browse for a Program

Ability to browse the catalog for a Program

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Search for a Program

Ability to search for a Program

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to View a Program

Ability to view a Program

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to view the version history of a Program

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to print details of a Program

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to export details of a Program

N/A

(green star)

Proposals

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Supported
by KS Rice

Delivered
in UI

Ability to Start a Proposal

Ability to start a Proposal to create a Course from blank

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to start a Proposal to create a Course from a copy of an another approved Course

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to start a Proposal to create a Course from a copy of an another proposed Course

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to start a Proposal to create a Course from a template

(green star)

N/A

(error)

 

Ability to start a Proposal to modify a Course from a copy of the Course

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to start a Proposal to modify a Program from a copy of the Program

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

Ability to Save a Proposal

Ability to save and return to a Proposal

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to cancel a Proposal

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

Ability to Collaborate on a Proposal

Ability to attach Supporting Documents to a Proposal

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to add Collaborators to View, Comment and/or Edit a Proposal

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to notify Collaborators that their participation is requested

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to remove Collaborators from a Proposal

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Review a Proposal

Ability to specify a workflow based on Proposal type

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to specify a workflow based on Proposal data

N/A

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to submit a Proposal to workflow

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to withdraw a Proposal from workflow

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to assign reviewers View, Comment and/or Edit proposal permissions

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to Request a Decision from a reviewer

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to notify reviewers of a pending review/decision request

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability of reviewers to Enter a Decision on the proposal

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability of reviewers to determine the status of a proposal

N/A

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to view the History of the proposal as it moves through the review process

(green star)

(error)

(error)

 

Ability to record the final Outcome of the review process

(green star)

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Group Proposals

Ability to group proposals

(error)

N/A

(error)

 

Ability to review grouped proposals simultaneously

(error)

N/A

(error)

Ability to Archive a Proposal

Ability to archive a proposal

(green star)

N/A

(error)

Search for a Proposal

Ability to Search for Proposals

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

Ability to View a Proposal

Ability to view a Proposal

(green star)

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to print a Proposal

N/A

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to export details of a Program

N/A

N/A

(green star)

Course Set

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered
in UI

Create a Course Set

Ability to create a fixed or dynamic Course Set

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to create a single-use and/or reusable Course Set

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to create Course Set that contains proposed or approved courses

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to create a Course Set that contains courses and/or other Course Sets

(green star)

(green star)

Manage a Reusable Course Set

Ability to modify reusable Course Sets

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to retire reusable Course Sets

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to delete reusable Course Sets

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to version reusable Course Sets

(error)

(error)

Learning Objectives

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered
in UI

Ability to Define Learning Objectives

Ability to author Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to edit Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to delete Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to search for, copy and then edit Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Organize Learning Objectives 

Ability to order Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to create a hierarchy of Learning Objectives with levels and sublevels

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to create Learning Objectives categories

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to maintain an inventory of Learning Objectives categories

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to manage an inventory of Governed Learning Objectives

(error)

(error)

 

Ability to categorize Learning Objectives

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Attach Learning Objectives

Ability to attach Learning Objectives to a Course

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to attach Learning Objectives to a Course Activity

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to attach Learning Objectives to a Program

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to Map Learning Objectives

Ability to map Program Learning Objectives to Courses that support them

(error)

(error)

Analysis

Course

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered
in UI

Ability to determine the Dependence of Other Courses on a Selected Course

Ability to determine which Courses are Jointly-Offered with the Selected Course

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Courses are Cross-listed with the Selected Course

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Courses use the Selected Course in a Prerequisite  Rule

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Courses list the Selected Course in a Corequisite Rule

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Courses list the Selected Course in a Antirequisite Rule

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Courses list the Selected Course as a Recommended Preparation

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine Oversight Organization(s) of the Dependent Courses

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to determine the Dependence of Programs on a Selected Course

Ability to determine which Programs list the Selected Course as an Entrance Requirement

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Programs list the Selected Course as a Satisfactory Progress Requirement

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Programs list the Selected Course as a Completion Requirement

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine Oversight Organization(s) of the Dependent Programs

(green star)

(green star)

Ability to determine the membership of a Selected Course in Reusable Course Sets

Ability to determine which Reusable Fixed Course Sets contain the Selected Course

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to determine which Reusable Dynamic Course Sets contain the Selected Course

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to determine Oversight Organization(s) of the Dependent Course Sets

(green star)

(error)

Ability to access details of the Dependencies

Ability to filter the the analysis results

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to view the Dependent Course from the analysis results 

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to view the Dependent Program from the analysis results

(green star)

(green star)

 

Ability to view the Dependent Course Set from the analysis results

(green star)

(green star)

Program

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered
in UI

Ability to determine the Dependencies within a Selected Program

Ability to view which Courses associated with the Selected Program are not owned by the same Oversight Organization as the Selected Program

(green star)

(error)

 

Ability to determine the Prerequisite chains for required Courses in a Selected Program

(error)

(error)

 

Ability to run an analysis of a Select Program based on Learning Objectives

(error)

(error)

Ability to determine the Dependencies across Selected Programs

Ability to view which Courses are shared across two or more Selected Programs

(green star)

(error)

Other

High Level Feature

Feature

Supported
by Services

Delivered
in UI

Ability to print/export the results of a Dependency Analysis

Ability to print the results of a Dependency Analysis

N/A

(green star)

 

Ability to export the results of a Dependency Analysis

N/A

(green star)

Ability to require a Dependency Analysis as part of a Modify or Retire Course Proposal

Ability to automatically trigger a Dependency Analysis as part of a Modify or Retire Course Proposal

(error)

(error)

 

Ability to require a Dependency Analysis be run and attached to a a Modify or Retire Course Proposal at a preconfigured node in the workflow

(error)

(error)

 

Ability to send notifications to Oversight Organization(s) of Dependent Courses, Course Sets, and Programs

(error)

(error)