Program and Course Development Resources
General education resources
Learn more about our general education requirements, UMKC Essentials and Missouri Transfer Core 42, as well as how to propose new general education courses and topics.
Managing programs and courses
Need to create or modify a course? Find instructions and essential information here.
Online course compliance
Everything you need to know about creating, proposing and offering online courses. Plus tools to find online certified courses and instructors.
Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation
At UMKC, curriculum and assessment are equal parts of a continuous development cycle designed to improve the educational value of programs and experiences for students. Faculty develop curriculum as part of a vision of educational value; assess the student learning outcomes associated with that curriculum; and design improvements to programs as a result of assessment. It is a recursive, progressive model of academic improvement.
UMKC's curriculum development and modifications go through established processes and approval by the General Education Curriculum Committee and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Learn more about curriculum deadlines and the standards that drive the creation of relevant curriculum that leads to student success.
Our academic assessment process underpins the success of our programs. Learn more about our unique approach to short- and long-term assessment, which ensures students receive a relevant education that prepares them for their next steps.
Our Approach to Academic Excellence
New academic programs undergo a thorough review process, known as academic innovation, to ensure they meet established standards for excellence, relevance and financial sustainability.
Partnering with other institutions has a global impact on education. Review the program agreements we hold with dozens of domestic and international institutions.