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The Office of Undergraduate Curricula (OUC) manages the submission and review process of undergraduate course proposals, including courses for the General Education curriculum. In April 2019, the University approved a new General Education curriculum (IDEAs in Action) to be launched in fall 2021. During the 2019-2020 academic year, over 45 departments and schools will be submitting course proposals (syllabi) for inclusion in the new Gen Ed curriculum. OUC is estimating approximately 1,000 course proposals. OUC will handle all logistics associated with the submission, review, and approval process.

The OUC seeks an enthusiastic graduate student to provide part-time support for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will assist with the course submission, review, and approval process for the new Gen Ed curriculum. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Review department/school course submission spreadsheets (due October 15, 2019). Validate and check for accuracy.
  • Provide an initial review of syllabi for required elements (e.g., student learning outcomes, class calendar/schedule, writing assignments) using a standard rubric.
  • Provide accurate and timely feedback to department liaisons regarding any missing items and/or incorrect data.
  • Schedule the review of course proposals with the appropriate faculty committee.
  • As assigned, attend in-person faculty committee meetings.
  • Track faculty committee decisions; provide accurate and timely feedback to department liaisons.
  • Manage spreadsheet with final approvals; submit to the Office of the University Registrar.
  • Assist Curriculum Director on assigned duties.

The position is anticipated to be 15-20 hours per week. Compensation is $15.00 per hour. The OUC hopes to fill this position in October and have it continue through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year (there may be additional opportunities in summer 2020. The Office is located in Steele Building, 214 E. Cameron Avenue on the third floor.



  • Bachelor’s degree, pursuing a Master’s or other graduate degree.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including intermediate proficiency with Excel.
  • Ability to work comfortably with all levels of employees (e.g., administrators, faculty, staff).
  • Appreciation for the University and the General Education/Liberal Arts curriculum.

Additional experience preferred

  • Background/interest in undergraduate education, teaching, and/or curriculum development.
  • Proficiency with Qualtrics.


To apply

E-mail a resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to Nick Siedentop at

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