Curriculum Management (CIM)

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Permissions required for all. Contact your college catalog contact for questions regarding access.

What Is CIM?

A comprehensive software module which places the entire update process for Course and Program inventory into a web-based form which can be accessed from anywhere and on any device.

  • Imports course information directly from Banner and pre-populates the form.
  • Assigns workflow without human intervention.
  • Identifies all impacted courses and programs based on the requested change.
  • Tracks edits and comments.
  • Generates custom PDFs and/or interactive agendas for committee meetings.
  • Updates Banner and the catalog (CAT) once a proposal completes the assigned workflow.
  • Sends notifications to designated users within workflow at various steps in the process.
  • Retains historical archive.

Training

All faculty/staff who regularly make changes to their department’s course inventory may request access to CIM-Courses. If you are unsure about your eligibility or the training procedure for your college, check with your college catalog contact.

  • Request Access
    • requires mandatory viewing of a one-hour training video.
    • you will be taken to several login screens – please enter your Mason ID and password into each one in order to access the video and the request form.
  • Need further assistance?
    • Register for a workshop session at workshops.gmu.edu. While these sessions are not training sessions, you will be able to bring your work and receive direct assistance from a Registrar’s Office staff member.

Curriculum Management (CIM)

CIM-Courses will be available by the start of the Fall 2017 semester. You must attend training in order to gain access.

  • An all faculty/staff training will be held on Friday, September 8th. Register at workshops.gmu.edu 
    • Morning and afternoon sessions are available
    • Users may participate in-person or online
  • Workshop sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays once the Fall 17 semester begins. Sessions will be posted to workshops.gmu.edu
  • All course and program inventory changes must initiated and approved via CIM.
  • Hard-copy/digital copies of the course and program approval forms will no longer be accepted by the Registrar’s Office.
  • Academic units will no longer need to manually make curricular edits to the catalog because the information will update directly based on proposals approved in CIM-Programs.
  • Curriculum will continue to move through the same steps of approval for your academic unit, but the approval process will move to an online workflow with the CIM system.

CIM-Courses was customized to the individual processes of each college. If you have questions about the form or pre-set workflow for your college, contact your college catalog contact.

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CIM FAQ-Preview

Questions?

Contact your college catalog contact with all questions related to CIM.