Curriculum Review

Curriculum Review

The Curriculum Review Process is the procedure by which curriculum proposals are reviewed in contexts beyond the individual program.  The process involves the coordination of CSU system-wide goals and the CSUDH Strategic Plan with existing and proposed programs within the university.  The Curriculum Review Process plays a key role in upholding and disseminating the core values fundamental to our success:  accountability, collaboration, continuous learning, rigorous standards, proactive partnerships, respect, and responsiveness.  Through the Curriculum Review Process we build the excellent academic programs that reinforce our position as a comprehensive model urban university and continue to build on our academic excellence by offering programs that respond to the needs and demands of our communities’ employers, that prepare our graduates with skills and knowledge needed to compete in a globalized 21st century, and by innovating our academic offerings and the way we deliver them.  Specifically, we pursue new academic programs and concentrations relevant to student interest reflecting current workforce trends and demands and provide access through diverse instructional modalities (online/hybrid) to increase student access, flexibility and retention.


CSUDH Curriculum Review Process

Curriculum Review Processes
Curriculum Review Tracking

Curriculum Review

Note: Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for the tracking logs to be updated. 

To access your college's Curriculum Tracking workbook please click on the appropriate link. 

Program Implementation Timelines

The dates listed in the attached workbook are estimated. Dates will be confirmed by the appropriate parties once a listed task has been completed. If you have any questions regarding the timeline for your approved program, please contact the Office of Academic Programs via email

Degree programs are organized by the Chancellor Office's approval date. 

Impact Statements

As outlined in the Curriculum Review process for programs and courses, an impact statement for each curriculum proposal must be included in the packet. The following checklist serve as a guideline to help build the narrative for the impact statements. 


Dean's Impact Statement Checklist - for ALL programs on campus: state-side¹ and self-supported²

¹The college dean impact statement should address if/how the program aligns with the
college mission, its marketability, a willingness (or not) to provide resources (human,
financial, etc.) described in the proposal, the substance of the consultations, and the
response to any objections that were raised, including consultation with other Deans if
there are objections from outside the College. It should also acknowledge whether or
not the program requirements comply with Title V.*

²If the program is self-support or proposed to be self-support and will be administered through the College of Extended & International Education (CEIE), then the proposing faculty will need to consult with the CEIE dean and include an impact statement from the CEIE dean in the proposal packet. 


Department Chair/Coordinator's Impact Statement Checklist¹ 

¹The Chairs’ impact statement will need to be signed by the college dean/designee, indicating that consultation with the Dean's office has occurred, and there should be a space for the Dean to make any comments. This impact statement will be included with the proposal throughout the approval process, but any concerns raised by the dean will be addressed at the Provost/Academic Affairs level; curriculum committees are not responsible for addressing or considering these issues and discrepancies and instead will be focused on curricular matters only.

New Program Forms, Matrices, & Templates
  1. New Degree Programs (Bachelor's & Master's)
  2. New Degree Programs (Doctoral)
  3. New concentrations/options/emphases 
  4. New certificates
  5. New Minors
  6. New Credentials
  7. Degree Concentration/Option Elevation to a Standalone Degree Program

UCC Curriculum Review Calendar [PDF]


Assessment Templates

For questions related to Assessment Plans, please contact the Assessment Director, Dr. Matt Mutchler at



New & Modified Course Proposal Forms, Matrices, and Templates


Assessment Matrices

For Your Information (FYI)

Program Modification Forms, Matrices, and Templates
  1. Program Modification 
    1. Certificate Program
    2. Concentration/Option/Emphasis
    3. Credential Program
    4. Degree Program (Bachelors & Masters)
    5. Minor



For questions related to Assessment Plans, please contact the Assessment Director, Dr. Matt Mutchler at



Program Discontinuation/Deactivation
General Education Committee
University Ethnic Studies Committee
University Online/Hybrid Learning Committee
University Writing Committee - GWAR-Certifying Courses

Curriculum Review Calendar

UWC Proposal Tracking Log

Proposal Matrices, Rubrics, and Samples