Tagging New Courses and Changing K-State 8 Tags (adding tags; removing tags; switching tags) After March 29, 2011
On March 15, 2011, Academic Affairs of Faculty Senate voted to have all new courses and changes to K-State 8 tagging go through Academic Affairs as non-expedited items, effective as of March 29, 2011.
Revisions to the course add and change forms were approved. Those forms are available online at http://www.k-state.edu/registrar/ccap K-State 8 tags will be regularly reviewed by members of the K-State 8 governance -- the K-State 8 Provost Designate, the K-State 8 College Council and the K-State 8 Faculty Council.An ongoing validation of initial tags may lead to some changes in K-State 8 tags, but the initial tagging will be effective during the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.
The department faculty responsible for a course makes the decision about whether and how to tag a course for the K-State 8.
Procedures for Tagging Courses for the K-State 8
In July of 2009 a memo was sent to all undergraduate departments to request that undergraduate courses be tagged for The K-State 8. The guidelines and Excel forms designed for each department were posted on the K-State 8 website. [Memo] [Guidelines]
The proposal approved by Faculty Senate in May of 2009 states that designating the
appropriate K-State 8 area(s) for a course "is the responsibility of the program or
department teaching it." In other words, course tagging decisions should be confirmed
by the department or unit faculty as a whole.
Deciding how to go about tagging courses is entirely up to each department or unit. Three examples were provided as possible approaches that departments might use:
Example 1: The department faculty members who teach certain courses decide how best to tag
the courses for The K-State 8. Their decisions are then approved or confirmed by the
department faculty as a whole.
Example 2: The department's course and curriculum committee decides how best to tag the courses
for The K-State 8. Their decisions are then approved or confirmed by the department
faculty as a whole.
Example 3: The department faculty meets to decide how best to tag the courses for The K-State 8. Those are decisions of the department faculty as a whole.