Curriculum Navigator

As a curriculum development and management solution, Curriculum Navigator is able to readily scale to the requirements of any mid-size to multi-institution/multi-campus state wide system and institution.

Frequently described as being complex and ineffective, traditional/manual paper-based methods of managing the curriculum provided limited visibility, resulting in a restricted view of the stages involved in the creation, change and approval of courses and degree content. Curriculum Navigator eliminates this complexity by speeding the curriculum development and approval process by more than 80 percent compared to traditional paper-based methods.

When used in conjunction with Catalog Navigator, it provides an optimum solution for a student-facing library of information that enables them to start paving their degree path. Advisors and administrators on the other hand, use both Curriculum Navigator and Catalog Navigator to develop and publicly provide curriculum data for their prospective and current students. Together, they are a powerful and complete, integrated solution for both staff and students.

Overcoming the amount of time that resources are obligated to devote to the development and approval of course and degree content and the lack of control over this process, Curriculum Navigator provides:

Access to a single source curriculum data repository
Course and Degree Capture – Editing, Saving, Submit
Automated approval routing and notifications
Access revision and change management history
Real time tracking of Work in Process
Course Management Whitepaper

A college or university’s ability to efficiently manage curriculum changes is typically hampered by a variety of cumbersome legacy processes. A Decision Academic white paper called “Course Management: From Proposal to Publication” offers insight into what an integrated curriculum and catalog solution should offer. The paper considers these issues in the context of course introductions and changes, but similar considerations would apply to degree and program workflows. The paper also provides an overview of how Navigator Suite operates to improve efficiency, accuracy and visibility throughout the curriculum value chain.