Curriculum Process

The Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) oversees the curriculum and other academic policies at Wellesley College.

Each year the curriculum from every department and program is reviewed, first directly by the department or program and, by an assigned CCAP reviewer. Once the initial review is complete the entire committee discusses the department or program as a whole entity. With CCAP approval in hand, the curriculum is then presented by committee to the Academic Council for motion and vote. 

Each year faculty may submit new courses for consideration into the department or program's curriculum. New courses receive extensive review from the committee prior to approval. 

For more information about the curriculum process and our catalog management tool see the detailed information below.

Submitting Curriculum in SmartCatalog IQ

The following information has been created to help guide departments and programs through the curriculum submission process.

2017-2018 Curriculum Submission Deadline:  Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Spring 2018 Curriculum Edits Due:  Friday, September 9th, 2017

This includes:

  • Curriculum and Catalog changes to existing courses (in SmartCatalog IQ)
  • New Course Proposals
  • Department / Program Summary of Curriculum Changes

This deadline must be adhered to in order for courses to be available to students during registration. On or before the deadline, all curriculum changes should be “submitted” to the Registrar for Review using the SmartCatalog IQ online curriculum management tool. Both the “Department/Program Summary 4 CCAP” and all new course forms should also be submitted by that date (see Process Guide below for details).

Departments will be notified of any changes in the curriculum submission process, but it is advisable to use the documentation linked below during each curriculum cycle as any changes to the process will be thoroughly documented there.

Documentation & Resources

If you need assistance with any aspect of this process please contact the Registrar’s Office at x2394 or e-mail