Course Inventory Management Guides
NC State uses the Course Inventory Management (CIM) system for all course actions. There are two websites, one, to initiate actions and search and the other to review and approve actions.
- Approver Roles in CIM (Video)
- Propose a New Course in CIM (Video)
- Edit an Existing Course in CIM (Video)
- Approver Help Guide (PDF)
- Edit an Existing Course (PDF)
- Propose a New Course (PDF)
- Approval Workflow Information (PDF)
- Credit/Contact Hour Guidelines: (Hyperlink) Use this page to review the types of components (Lab, Lecture, Fieldwork, Internship) as a guide for organizing your course structure.
CIM Training Session Topics
To request training on these topics please submit this Google Form.
- General/ Intro to CIM (30 minutes) – Introduction to the two websites and their functions (Initiator/search page and the Approval page), review the approval process map, where resources can be found, saving vs. saving and submitting, downloading CIM history.
Recommended Audience: New users
- Approval Process/ Workflow (20 minutes) – Approver roles in workflow, what to do with courses at your step (edit, rollback, and approval), automatic emails, workflow steps, and process map.
Recommended Audience: New users, Users with assigned steps in workflow, Users new to the approval process.
- Initiating a New Course in CIM (15 minutes) – Initiator/search page, proposing a new course (what you should know), copying course information, and saving vs saving and submitting.
Recommended Audience: New users, Users wishing to propose a new course.
- Editing an Existing course in CIM (15 minutes) – Searching for existing course (by prefix, number, topic, etc.), minor vs. major edits, dropping a course, and saving vs saving and submitting.
Recommended Audience: New users, Users wishing to make course edits to existing courses.
University-Level Committee Information
The office of undergraduate courses curricula and academic standards helps to facilitate the approval process for the university courses and curricula committee (UCCC), which reviews all course and curricula actions at the university level, and the council for undergraduate education (CUE), which reviews courses for the General Education Program (GEP).
- UCCC Charge and Role (Video)
- CUE Charge and Role (Video)
- Process Map: (Video) Take a look at the overview of the campus approval process
- Motions and Votes: (Video)What do my votes or results mean?
- Chair Video
Additional Information and Resources
- How to request a new prefix (PDF)
- Common Points of Confusion (Video)
- Course Numbering Conventions (PDF)
- Course Crosslisting
- Cross-listing and Dual-Level Courses: (Video) What does it mean?
- Syllabus Regulation (Hyperlink)
- Process Map (Hyperlink to Maps)
- Service Learning: If you are considering offering a course with service learning as a core component, review this checklist used for review of courses when they arrive at UCCC. This form is also native to the CIM for Courses form itself.
- Specialized Coursework: Over the 2019-2020 academic year, UCCC met to put together recommendations to help faculty enter information regarding specialized coursework in CIM for easy review. These types of courses include Special Topics courses, Special Problems courses, Internships, and more. See here for more information about these suggestions.
- Consultation Guidelines (link)
The institution places primary responsibility for the content, quality, and effectiveness of its curriculum with its faculty.