SDSU to Launch Innovative Curriculum and Catalog Management Systems

In accordance with the University Senate-Approved Action Item of April 2019, in Spring 2021, SDSU will launch a cloud-based solution designed to facilitate curriculum management and provide a fully-online catalog. Our previous (three separate print/PDF files) version of our undergraduate, graduate, and SDSU Imperial Valley publications will be integrated into a single online catalog through Acalog, a dynamic, and user-friendly catalog management software. In addition, Curriculog, a curriculum workflow and approval-tracking platform, will replace our existing system, CurricUNET, and will be used for all course and program proposals and their review at program, college, and university levels.

Project Updates

Project Overview

  • Review and evaluate curricular and catalog production processes
  • Increase transparency in curriculum development across the institution
  • Produce a cloud-based and mobile-friendly (responsive) online catalog solution in service to students, prospective students, advisers, faculty and staff
  • Establish streamlined workflows and proposal prompts for Curriculog in order to streamline the process and expedite approval time

Additional benefits include:

  • Sustainable and eco-friendly (replacing the current printing of over 11,000 catalog copies annually);
  • Ability to do local edits with universal updates;

Perhaps most importantly, while the curricular timeline will largely remain the same during the AY20/21 implementation year, this integrated catalog-curriculum system can help SDSU increase the speed of curriculum approval in future years, and thereby potentially shorten the time from formally proposing a new course or program to its appearance in the catalog.

  • 15 Aug 2020: CurricUNET opens for proposals for 2022/2023 online catalog
  • 31 Oct 2020: 2020/2021 online catalog released for feedback and testing; 2021/2022 online catalog revisions begin
  • 5 Apr 2021: Curriculog launched with training for campus community in service to 23/24 online catalog
  • 30 Apr 2021: 2021/2022 online catalog released
  • Early Sept 2021: Senate deadline for approval of CurricUNET-based proposals

In addition to the above milestones, this fall’s 2020 deadlines for college-level approval of submitted CurricUNET proposals for the 2022-2023 online catalog will be:

  • 25 Nov 2020: Health and Human Services, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • 4 Dec 2020: Arts & Letters, Business, SDSU-IV, FASS/CAA (formerly DAESA)
  • 11 Dec 2020: Education, Engineering, Sciences
  • Proposals approved by the Fall 2020 college-level deadlines will continue being reviewed in CurricUNET. If your proposal was not approved you will have to resubmit in Curriculog.
  • Proposers should strive for approval by all university-level committees before the end of Spring 2021. Committees are not active over summer and proposals need to be approved at the September 2021 University Senate meeting to make AY22/23 catalog.
  • Proposals without University Senate approval by the December 2021 meeting will have to be re-submitted through Curriculog.
  • Curriculum proposal types and their prompts have been substantially reduced and clarified through consultations with various curriculum-focused senate committees.
  • Curriculog will go live in April, and faculty and staff will be supported in various ways, including: step-by-step instructions, visual aids, on-demand video tutorials, and online and in-person training.
  • Check back to this website for updates, templates, and training opportunities and resources.
  • 2 November 2020: Campus-wide email from the Office of the Provost announcing the launch of the 2020-2021 test online catalog and ongoing project deadlines.
  • Virtual Senate Town Hall (26 March, 2-4pm): Provided an overview of the transition to an integrated online catalog and curriculum management platform and answered questions and concerns.
  • Academic Policy and Planning Committee (25 Feb): Focused on program proposals, especially in light of past AP&P efforts.
  • Graduate Curriculum Council (13 Feb): Focused on 500-level courses and program proposals.
  • Academic Resources and Planning Committee (11 Feb): Focused on program proposals, especially in regard to resources.
  • General Education Curriculum and Assessment Committee (10 Feb): Focused on GE-specific components; revisited combining of UCC/GECAC.
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (6 Feb): General presentation and open discussion; revisited combining of UCC/GECAC.
  • Council of Chairs (5 Feb): General presentation and open discussion.

Project Teams

S. Hector Ochoa, Provost, Academic Affairs

Jerry Sheehan, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Division

Dr. Stephen Schellenberg, Assistant Vice President for Educational Effectiveness, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

Dr. James Frazee, Chief Academic Technology Officer and Associate Vice President, Instructional Technology Services

Andrianna Martinez, Project Manager, Instructional Technology Services

Kelly Boyle, Content and Production Specialist, Curriculum Services

Alysia Choi, Articulation Officer and Curriculum Analyst, Curriculum Services

Annie Foral, Curriculum Analyst, Curriculum Services

Kristine White, Administrative Coordinator, Curriculum Services

Olga Malvrina, Programmer and Analyst, Enrollment Services Information Technology

For assistance with proposal content and development, please contact your College’s faculty curriculum liaison. The Curriculum Liaison group meets on Monday's from 3:00-4:00pm during the Spring 2021 semester.


College of Arts and Letters: Dr. Audrey Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Fowler College of Business: Dr. David Ely, Associate Dean 

Education: Dr. Meredith Houle Vaughn, Associate Professor of Science Education

Engineering: Dr. Yusuf Ozturk, Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Health and Human Services: Dr. Larry Verity, Associate Dean (Emeritus), Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (Emeritus)

Professional Studies and Fine Arts: Dr. Lori Sipe, Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

College of Sciences: Dr. Cathie Atkins, Associate Dean and Dr. Carmelo Interlando, Professor of Mathematics

College of Graduate Studies: Dr. Andrew Bohanak, Interim Associate Dean

SDSU Global Campus: Casey Rothenberger, Executive Director of New Program Development

Questions or concerns related to this project may be directed to the Project Manager, Andrianna Martinez.

For questions regarding curricula and/or catalog content, please reach out to the appropriate contact listed on this website's About page.