Curriculum Planning

Curriculum Planning

Here are some points you may want to consider:

  • Offer courses that are heavily impacted or oversubscribed in fall and/or spring terms. Avoid offering courses that were underenrolled or canceled due to lack of enrollment in fall or spring.
  • In summer, students want to make up deficits, take courses needed to graduate, or take courses required in their major. Thus, departments will do better offering courses that are required for general education or the major.
  • Eliminate courses from the summer schedule that have proven economically marginal or unsuccessful during the previous two summers.
  • Offer a balance of upper and lower division courses. Keep in mind that upper-division and non-degree students are the bread and butter of summer. Target offerings to these groups.