Cleveland State University is engaging in a campus-wide conversion of its undergraduate curriculum. The changes will mean that most (not all) General Education courses will be 3 credits instead of 4; many (not all) courses in the undergraduate catalog will also be 3 credits instead of 4. Most undergraduate degrees will require a maximum of 120 credits to graduate. Some programs will require more due to disciplinary or accreditation standards for the curriculum. This page is intended to provide updates and information for faculty members, staff, and advisors who will be involved in the conversion process. Policies, guidelines, examples, degree maps, and progress reports will be posted here as they become available.
If you have questions about courses, programs, majors, or exemptions: contact Bill Kosteas, Chair of UCC (email@example.com)
For eSubmission training and support, contact Kevin Neal in the Registrar's Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have questions about student advising on conversion and transition plans or other issues related to conversion: contact Teresa LaGrange, Vice Provost for Academic Planning (email@example.com)
Instructions for faculty, requirements for TAG syllabi, and a draft timeline are provided below. Updates and additional information will be added as they become available. A link to the Electronic Submission website is provided below. Faculty can use it to submit all proposals electronically; proposals will automatically be sent to the next level of approval once they’ve been reviewed and approved. Submissions should be made according to the guidelines provided in the instructions below; please read them and/or review the PowerPoint presentation to ensure that the appropriate supporting documents are submitted with your proposal. Further information, including conversion guides, course equivalencies, and major and minor checklists, will be posted on this page as the university proceeds with the implementation process.
NOTE: Internship and clinical courses are exempt from converting to the 3-credit hour course standard. Since these courses are not offered during normal course blocks and are traditionally completed off campus, the Provost’s office and the UCC concur that these types of courses are automatically exempt from the 3-credit hour course standard. Departments do not need to apply for an exemption for these courses. The automatic exemption applies to any course which fits this description, including: internships, clinical courses, field study, student teaching, independent study, Honors research, Honors thesis.
Curriculum Conversion Documents
Course Conversion UCC 03/25/2013
Guidelines for Electronic Submission 04/17/2013
Requirements for TAG syllabi
TAGS Exemptions OBOR