At 8:00 a.m. on September 1, 2015, IUP’s new Electronic Curriculum
Repository (ECR) went live. This is one of the culminating steps in the revised
curriculum approval process. The goal of this project was to create a “one-stop”
shop for curriculum at IUP.
Faculty can begin submitting curriculum proposals through
this system now. As of September 1, the previous e-mail system is not to be
used for curriculum unless it is for either an interdisciplinary proposal or
for a group that is not housed within a department.
As this is a new system, it is expected that bugs may arise
in the beginning. In order to help alleviate this problem, faculty should
notify their department chair that they have submitted something via the ECR.
If a department chair is aware a proposal was submitted, but he/she did not receive
an e-mail notification, the chair should contact Lynnan Mocek via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the repository, please log into https://iwiki.iup.edu/display/ECR
(it is recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox to access the ECR). Once on
this space, there are a number of pages to assist you as you go forward. There
are how-to-videos to walk you through the process of starting a curriculum
proposal using this space. Additionally, there are FAQs along with the ability to
ask a question if you cannot find answers in the FAQs. There are also multiple
documents related to curriculum, including documents for a new program proposal
and all the State System policies related to curriculum.
E-mail notification is a key part of this process. You will receive
notifications from the following e-mail: email@example.com.
IT has developed instructions to filter these e-mails into specified folders
within the imail system. These guidelines are located on the FAQ page of the
ECR and were e-mailed to all faculty on August 31. If you need additional
assistance with setting up these filters, please submit an ihelp ticket.
Getting to this stage has been a team effort since the first
meeting in summer 2014. Over the course of 2014, the initial Summer Curriculum
Action Team made recommendations to revise the curriculum approval
process. The recommendations were then vetted through the university and
APSCUF, and ultimately approve in January 2015.
Over the last eight months, IT
has done a superb job in juggling the multiple nuances of the project that has
culminated in the new ECR. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs greatly appreciates all the hard work IT has put into this
process. In particular, special thanks go out to Eric Parks, Cody Toy, and