Greetings, catalog reviewers,
As previewed, we kicked off the workflows for academic program pages in the 2022–23 catalog last week. If you're first up in the workflow, you should have received an automated email for any page(s) ready for your review with a link to access your approval queue. (If you're set up to edit/approve catalog pages but not as the first reviewer, you'll receive an email as soon as those ahead of you in the workflow have completed their review and approved the page(s)).
For pages where you're updating curriculum information (e.g., program requirements, plans of study, learning outcomes), don't forget to:
- Submit your curriculum edits through the CIM program management site. (The change type at the top of the form should be set to "Catalog.")
- Approve both the catalog page and the corresponding CIM program revision from your approval queue. (We recommend approving both at the same time.)
To learn more, see our process changes and known issues webpage.
We could also use your help ensuring that your program information was migrated correctly into CIM—if you notice content that is not displaying as expected, please reach out. We appreciate your patience during this transition!
View Recent Catalog/Curriculum Training Session (Video)
If you missed the recent catalog/curriculum training shared in our last message, or wish to review the session, you can now view the recording.
The training walks through what's new now that the catalog is fully integrated with our curriculum inventory management system (CIM). This includes a high-level overview of the curriculum update and approval process from the perspective of a catalog reviewer, including how to:
- Locate curriculum records in CIM
- Submit revisions for existing programs
- Navigate CIM’s automated review and approval workflow
- Approve submitted revisions
View video of recent catalog/curriculum training session
Sign Up for a Catalog Working Session
Additional dates are now available for catalog working sessions through the first review deadline (Friday, Dec. 17). If this is your first year working on the catalog, we encourage you to sign up so we can give you a quick orientation. Working sessions are also a great opportunity for returning reviewers to get one-on-one training, troubleshooting and/or advice from a member of the catalog team.
Sign up for a catalog working session
Editing Faculty Listings & Course Details
A reminder that while faculty listings and course descriptions are displayed in the catalog, you cannot edit this information directly from your catalog queue. Instead, please submit the appropriate request:
- To add, edit or delete faculty information, submit a faculty edit request form.
- To update course information in the catalog, complete a course proposal or revision form. This includes adding a new course, inactivating a course, or editing existing course details. For additional information, see the course proposals webpage.
If you know someone who would benefit from these periodic catalog updates, please encourage them to subscribe to our catalog news email list (follow the link, then click "Login" on the upper right to manage your subscription).
As always, if you have questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.