The Curriculum Management Project

The Curriculum Management Project is a large multi-year project under the auspices of the Office of the Registrar and Undergraduate Education. The project is dedicated to increasing the usability of, and integration between, the various systems on campus related to curriculum management, including the Academic Information System (AIS), the program and course approval system, the scheduling system, the academic catalog, and the academic advisement reporting (degree audit) system.

The aim of the project is to minimize the administrative burden of creating and managing curriculum and to ensure we are providing students with complete, consistent and easy to access information they need to fulfill the academic requirements for their degrees.

Expected outcomes of this project are:

  • Reduced staff and faculty time spent on administration, freeing up time to spend on the academic aspects of curriculum management
  • Improved catalog functionality including tables of contents, search functionality across all aspects of the catalog, and support for tablets and mobile devices
  • Consistent presentation of program requirements across many platforms
  • Improved scheduling functionality to create better schedules fitting student needs and maximize usage of scarce campus resources
  • Improvements in many areas such as workflow management, reduced data redundancy, enhanced data integrity, enhanced reporting
  • Improve efficiencies and develop resources to ensure the ability to code and maintain accurate and up-to-date degree audit reports for all UCSC programs
  • Improve the student and adviser interface for viewing degree audit report results

The project was originally conceived to consist of two phases: Phase I to address curriculum approval system, the catalog production system and the catalog itself; and Phase II to address scheduling of classes and leave planning. A third phase has been added to the project to address improvements to the campus Academic Advising Report, also known as degree audit reporting.

For more information about the history of the project, and the current status of the project phases, see About the Curriculum Management Project.

If you have questions or concerns about the project, please contact Project Manager Don Moonshine.