Updated: February, 2021
At any time during the approval process, a proposal can be returned for edits/corrections, put on hold or denied. It is suggested that you enter proposals for new courses into CIM at least two full semesters in advance (not counting summer semester) and at least four full semesters in advance (not counting summer semester) for new programs.
MSU has a new online process for managing course and program changes. The Course Inventory Management software, or CIM (pronounced Kim) is now available for:
- Proposing a new course
- Changing the characteristics of an existing course
- Proposing a new program (i.e., major, minor, option, or certificate)
- Modifying an existing program
CIM is connected to the catalog management software, CourseLeaf, so that course and program changes are automatically reflected in the next MSU catalog, both online and print versions.
- CIM is used whenever you want to make a change to a course or program and have that change appear in the next MSU catalog.
- CIM is NOT used to make changes to available sections listed in the Schedule of Classes. The standard paper process (form available here) is still used to update listings in the Schedule of Classes.
Instructional materials related to the CIM (Course Inventory Management) system are currently being developed. These links will become live as the documents become available.
- Tips and Tricks for Using the New CIM Forms
- Accessing the CIM System
- Proposing a New Course using CIM
- Changing an Existing Course Using CIM
- Proposing a New Program Using CIM - updated 2/2021
- Intent to Plan Proposal Information-BOR Website
- Changing an Existing Program Using CIM
- Approving a New Course (or Program) Using CIM
Our goal is to make CIM available to all faculty so that any faculty member can propose a new course. If you find that CIM does not allow access using your MSU NetID, Keely Holmes in the Provost's Office can help with access issues in CIM.
At any time during approval process (workflow) using CiM, a proposal can be returned for edits/corrections, put on hold or denied. It is impossible to give definitive deadlines for the curriculum development process. It is suggested that you start the process for new courses at least two full semesters in advance and start the process for new programs at least three full semesters in advance (not counting summer semester).