AIM is integrated into the academic planning enterprise for L&S undergraduate curriculum and programs. Our policy expertise is essential for faculty to make informed decisions regarding changes to degree, major, and certificate program requirements. Departments may request our assistance when unsure whether changes being proposed to undergraduate programs will require full faculty governance approval or a more expeditious administrative review. Mike Pflieger sits ex officio on the L&S Curriculum Committee to ensure that program change proposals comply with University and College policy, can be encoded in the degree audit system (U.Achieve), and do not create barriers for students or increase administrative costs. Contacting AIM prior to submitting a program change proposal is a good idea if you want to consult on these aspects of your proposal.
AIM is also well-positioned to provide guidance to departments seeking to rationalize their curriculum with new expectations, as well as to depict their degree programs in Four- and Three-Year Plans that students may use to plan their undergraduate enrollments.
AIM staff are Lumen administrative reviewers and approvers with a responsibility to ensure that program change proposals are compliant with policy, appear good for students, do not delay graduation, and do not increase administrative costs. We use a combination of advising experience, administrative insight, and data analysis to help departments plan for improvements to their undergraduate programs.