The University has engaged the implementation of a curriculum management system to track new and revised program proposals and new and revised course proposals. The curriculum management system is a module of Smart Catalog, so proposals that move through the system can smoothly enter into the next year's academic catalog.
Curriculum Forms and Workflow
To access the forms and a quick overview to get started, review the Curriculum Management Forms and Quick Start Guide (Lesley faculty and staff only - username and password required).
To view details on how proposals move through the system, review the Curriculum Management Decision Workflow (Lesley faculty and staff only - username and password required)
For access to training materials for GSOE's Spring 2018 training (all files - Lesley username and password required):
Each school has a curriculum administrator that supports the curricular processes and can provide support to faculty in navigating that school's curriculum committee processes. Curriculum administrator meet monthly with the Registrar and Provost Office to share practices cross-institutionally.
Credit Hour Policy:
Lesley University follows Federal regulation and the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE) guidelines in the definition of credit hours.
Such regulation defines a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutional established equivalence that reasonably approximates not less than:
1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.