Curriculum Development and Review

The Yale University Archives seeks to collect documentation concerning curriculum development and review at Yale. Specific topics of interest include:

  • Development, evaluation, and modification of courses of study
  • Oversight of courses of study
  • Courses offered
  • Courses required
  • Standards for the evaluation of students in programs or classes
  • Accreditation of the curriculum
  • New policy, procedure, initiative development in any of the above areas

Archival Records

Examples of records of interest to the Archives, regardless of format:

  • Accreditation records and reports
  • Correspondence regarding curriculum planning and review
  • Final reports and working papers concerning the authorization, development, and review of new and existing programs and courses
  • Meeting minutes and supporting materials from departments, committees, and advisory bodies concerning curriculum planning, development, and review
  • Policies and procedures for the evaluation of students' progress in programs or performance in classes
  • Proposals for new courses or programs
  • Publications and websites (see Depositing Official Yale Publications) concerning courses and course requirements
  • Records of the Corporation’s Committee on Educational Policy
  • Reviews, studies, and evaluations of the courses of study

Office of record

The Office of the Provost, certain deans, the College Seminar Office, and academic departments and program chairs maintain the record copy of documentation about curriculum development and review.