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Acalog and Curriculog Information for Faculty and Staff

Acalog Catalog and Curriculog Courses Plan 2024-2025

Jennifer Waluta (

Coordinator, Catalog Curriculum and Transfer Evaluation


Acalog Catalog and Curriculog Courses Summary:

There are two separate pieces of software that work together. Curriculog is where you will start for course creation. Acalog is where you will start to make changes to the Acalog Catalog. Curriculog produces a workflow where participants are emailed to make approvals on proposals. Acalog creates a workflow where particpants are emailed to make approvals on catalog edits.

Visit Curriculog for courses at

Visit Acalog for the catalog at

Roles and Definitions:

Curriculog: Software for course changes

Acalog: Software for changes to the online catalog

Originator: Creates a CAP (Course Action Proposal) in Curriculog

Approver: Gets an email from Curriculog to approve CAP in Curriculog. 

Editor: Makes direct edits to the Acalog Catalog

Reviewer: Gets an email from Acalog to approve changes in Acalog Catalog.

CAP: Course Action Proposal

Dates and Deadlines:

  • The 2024-2025 Acalog Catalog will be open for edits from 06/01/2023 until 02/01/2024.
  • The 2024-2025 Acalog Catalog will fully publish on 03/01/2024 at 4:00pm.
  • Curriculog is open for courses from 06/01/2023-11/01/2023 for AY 2024-2025.

Curriculog Courses Statistics for 2023-2024 Courses:

  • Course Modifications: 176
  • New Courses: 160
  • Discontinue Courses: 11

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. 

Please see the Curriculog Guidelines page for more inforrmation about the syllabi and attachments. 

Please see the University Course Review Committee for information about UCRC.

2024-2025 Updates:

ACALOG CATALOG (Updated 05/10/2023):

To make an edit in the 2024-2025 Catalog, log into the Acalog Catalog after 06/01/2023 and make direct updates to the hierarchy, the degree listing, or the department main page description. 

All faculty and staff are given access to edit in the Acalog Catalog for AY 2024-2025.

When faculty so choose, faculty may go in and edit directly. If faculty do not choose to edit, they will not have to. Faculty may give the edits to one of the designated editors outlined for each college. (College roles outlined below)

Edits will fall back on departments and edits that are not done in a timely manner will be the responsibility of the department. 

To ensure an accurate catalog is produced, the catalog will be locked for edits on 2/1/2024 to allow approvers to review, return edits to the editor, if applicable, and render final determinations. This process alleviates the editing bottleneck and ensures the catalog is successfully published on 3/1/2024.

The Office of the Registrar automatically approves changes to the 24-25 catalog based on Board of Trustees (BoT) approvals. The Office of the Registrar has the right to modify the catalog based on BoT approvals of new, existing, and discontinued programs. New minors or certificates will be added to the 24-25 catalog once the Notice of Intent (NOI) is shared with the Office of the Registrar.

Acalog Catalog requests will not go through Curriculog.

There is a different workflow in the Acalog Catalog. It will email what is called a “Version Auditing Relationship” When someone edits, it will notify who it is assigned to.  

The Acalog Catalog is the definitive source for graduation requirements, outlining the course and programs students will need to complete to earn their degrees. The online catalog of the University is the document of authority for all students. The information in the catalog supersedes that issued by any other unit if there is conflict between the two. The information in the Acalog Catalog is used to create the degree programs for students in Degree Works for that catalog year. If the information is not correct in the Acalog Catalog, it will not be correct in Degree Works for students trying to graduate under that catalog.


CAP (COURSE ACTION PROPOSAL): The University Course Review Committee (UCRC) voted during the December 2022 business meeting to change the acronym for this process from CARF to CAP.

Curriculog and Courses: The Office of the Registrar has worked to get single sign-on for Curriculog and Acalog. This means anyone with a UWYO login can be an Originator for courses. This year, all faculty will submit their own proposals in Curriculog, unless they choose not to.

Originators in Curriculog for CAPs will be faculty, if they choose to do it. If faculty do not want to Originate their own CAP, it will fall back to the Originators assigned to that college. (please see each college details below).

Curriculog Open and Close Dates for Originators: These will no longer be something that faculty (Originators) need to think about. Curriculog will be open for courses from 06/01/2023-11/01/2023. This means that Curriculog will be open over the summer if people want to submit courses for the first UCRC meeting in September 2023.

Curriculog Courses Statistics for 2023-2024 Courses:

Course Modifications: 176

New Courses: 160

Discontinue Courses: 11


CAP submissions open anytime for Originators between: 06/01/2023-11/01/2023


Training Videos:

College CAP Checker Training Video 05/24/2023

Originator Training Video 05/24/2023 


Acalog Catalog and Curriculog Courses Originators, CAP Checkers, and Acalog Catalog Editors for each college are listed below.

  1. College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Resources:

Curriculog Originators: Faculty 

College CAP Checker: Brendan Green

Acalog Catalog Editors: Faculty or Hunter Bruce, Allison Cawvey, or Brendan Green


  1. College of Arts and Sciences:

Curriculog Originators: The A&S assigned Originator listed below

College CAP Checker: Michala Drum

Acalog Catalog Editors: The A&S assigned Editors listed below

Theatre & Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Eric Smith



Cheryl Hamilton

English, Modern & Classical Languages, History

Mady Danko

Laszlo Somlyay

Anthropology, Communications & Journalism, Philosophy & Religion, School of Gender, Culture, and Social Justice

Josh Emery


SPPAIS, Criminal Justice & Sociology


Aaron Sciulli


  1. College of Business:

Curriculog Originator: Faculty 

College CAP Checker: Jake Dalman

Management and Marketing:

Catalog Editor: Faculty or Carlinda Asay 

Curriculog Approver: Mark Peterson

Accounting and Finance:

Catalog Editor: Faculty or Kourtney Faycosh

Curriculog Approver: Mitchell Oler

Professional Graduate & MBA Programs:

Catalog Editor: Faculty or Kristen Lewis

Curriculog Approver: Ben Cook

Economics and Finance:

Catalog Editor: Faculty or Dawn Barker

Curriculog Approver: Alexandre Skiba


  1. College of Education:

Curriculog Originator: Faculty  

College CAP Checker: Christi Thompson

Acalog Catalog Editor: Christi Thompson ( and Jody Evans (


  1. College of Engineering and Physical Sciences:

Curriculog Originator: Faculty

College CAP: Elyse Johnson

Acalog Catalog Editors: Faculty or

Laurie Bonini

Mindy Zwieg (CAECM = Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, Land Surveying)

Alexandria Ekler (EECS = Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science)

Kathy Webb (Chemistry, Astronomy, and Physics)

Beth McCmillan (GIST)

Judy Yates (COMP)


       6. College of Health Sciences:

Curriculog Originator: Faculty or Dawn Carver for Nursing

College CAP Checker: Janelle Krueger through the Summer

Acalog Catalog Editors: 

Faculty or

TBD-Health Sciences except Nursing and Pharmacy

Dawn Carver ( - Nursing

Maria Bennett ( – Pharmacy

The College of Health Sciences is accepting CAPs for courses over the summer 2023. However, CHS would ask that you save Acalog Catalog changes until August 2023.


  1. Haub School:

Curriculog Originator: Faculty

College CAP: Steve Smutko

Catalog Editor: Faculty or Steve Smutko (, or Aaron Freland (


  1. School of Energy Resources:

Curriculog Originator: Helen Qin or faculty

College CAP Checker: Helen Qin

Catalog Editor: Helen Qin of faculty

Curriculog Approver: Kami Danaei (


Additional Information about the Acalog Catalog for AY 2024-2025

Emergency Edits/Exemption Requests

Board of Trustees approved changes will automatically be approved March 1, 2024- May 19, 2024.

Changes made after May 19, 2024 that have not been approved by the BoT or NOI, must fill out the Emergency Edits/Exemption Request form for edits that need to be taken into consideration. The Exemption Request goes through the Originator, Department Head, College Dean, and Registrar for approval. If the Exemption Request is approved, the System Administrator will notify of the approval and make the changes in the system. 

All Exemption Request forms are due back one week from the date of receiving the form to be considered for approval. For the Emergency Edits/Exemption Request form, please contact Jennifer Waluta,


Additions, Deletions, and Modifications of Courses must be submitted by an Originator through the Curriculog Software. 

Degree Plan Order

All Degree Plans need to be in Categorical Order for consistency across the university. Degree plans may not be in sequential order i.e. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

4-Year Degree Plans

The Office of the Registrar has taken over the 4-year degree plans and moved them from Academic Affairs to the Office of the Registrar website. They are now called Degree plans, as they will be categorical and not chronological (semester to semester). The Office of the Registrar will upload the degree page .pdf’s created by the Acalog Catalog each year to give students and advisors a historical record of that year’s degree plan.

225 Character Descriptions

The degree description at the beginning of degree plans must be 225 characters or less, including spaces. The degree description is required of all degrees that are listed, including graduate degrees, minors, and certificates. The descriptions will cut off at 225 characters, please check the character count in Word to make sure. These will be published through Program Finder.

1-2 sentence description of the degree program example:

225 characters or less for Program Finder marketing search.

American Indian Studies, B.A.


Build your skills as a critical thinker and effective communicator as you learn about the American Indian experience. 

Accounting B.A.


An accounting degree provides you the education and technical knowledge needed to start a career in accounting and other related fields.

This is what it looks like with the descriptions:

Template/Format of Degree Plans


Additional Tips and Tricks:

Please make sure to double-check your spelling in Microsoft Word, the Acalog/Curriculog editor does not include spell check.

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