Submit a Proposal to Drop a Credit Certificate

The Curriculum Review and Consultation system is designed to manage the submission of course and program proposals as well as facilitate the approval process electronically.

This article describes how to create and submit a proposal to drop an existing Penn State credit certificate.

Access the Curriculum Review and Consultation System

To access the Curriculum Review and Consultation system:

  1. Go to https://curriculum.psu.edu/.
  2. Click the Log On button.
  3. If you are not already logged on to a Penn State service using WebAccess, the WebAccess form will display. Enter your Penn State Access Account user ID (e.g., xyz123) and password.
  4. Click the Login button. The Home screen will display.

Submit a Proposal to Drop a Credit Course

To submit a proposal to drop a credit certificate, from the Home screen:

  1. In the top left menu, hover your cursor over Proposals, then select Create Proposal. The Create Proposal screen will display.
    Screen capture of top left menu on home screen with Proposals, Create Proposal selected.
    Select Proposals, then Create Proposal.
  2. From the Degree Level pull-down menu, select Undergraduate.
  3. From the Proposal Type pull-down menu, select CERTIFICATE.
  4. From the Action pull-down menu, select DROP.
  5. From the Program Type pull-down menu that appears, select Stand Alone.
  6. From the College With Curricular Responsibility pull-down menu, select the applicable college.
  7. From the Program You Wish To Modify pull-down menu, select the appropriate certificate program.
    Screen capture of Create Proposal screen with undergraduate, certificate, drop, stand alone, liberal arts, and the program selected.
    For Proposal Type select CERTIFICATE and for Action select DROP.
  8. Click Next. The Proposal Initiator and Submitter Form will display.
  9. In the Principal Faculty Member(s) section under Name and User ID, enter the faculty member’s user ID or name; as you begin to type, as list of suggestions from the Penn State directory will pop up, from which you can select.
  10. From the College pull-down menu, if not already filled in, select the faculty member’s college.
  11. If more than one person should be indicated as a principal faculty member, to the left, click the Insert button to display a new row. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for that person.
  12. In the Form Submitters section, by default, the Name and User ID and College information corresponds with the person who is currently logged on. It is important to mention that this information should always be representative of a faculty member; however, a staff member may complete the online forms on behalf of the faculty member.
    Screen capture of Proposal Initiator and Submitter Form filled in with the faculty and staff member name, user I D, and college.
    Enter the UserID, name, and college of the principal faculty member(s) and form submitter (if different).
  13. Click Next. The Justification For Drop Form screen will display.
  14. In the Effective Date of Drop field, enter the date (M/DD/YYYY) that you propose the certificate be dropped. You can click the Select A Date button to display a calendar from which to select a date; click the small arrow in the upper right of the month shown to advance to the next month.
    Screen capture of Justification For Drop Form with Select A Date tool.
    Enter or select the effective date of the drop.
  15. In the Justification For Dropping Program text area provided, enter a justification for the certificate to be dropped.
  16. Click Next. The Review By Required Signatories screen will display.
  17. Specify the Head of Department, SCCA Representative, and Dean of the College/Associate Dean, if not automatically filled in. Enter the UserID or Name of the person; as you begin to type, a list of suggestions from the Penn State directory will pop up, from which you can select.
    Screen capture of Review By Required Signatories screen.
    Review By Required Signatories screen
  18. Click Next. The Send Complete Form To Your College Administrator screen will display.
  19. Click the Send Proposal To College Proposal Administrators For Approval button. Once you do so, you will not be able to further edit the proposal.
    Screen capture of Send Complete Form To Your College Administrator screen with Send Proposal To College Proposal Administrators for Approval button.
    Click Send Proposal to College Proposal Administrators For Approval.

    Notes: Once the approval process has started, you will not be able to edit the information in the proposal. The information will be protected until it has been noted that a change is necessary. If you would like to make a change or reset the status of the proposal, you may contact the Faculty Senate at 814-863-1202 and a CRCS administrator will be able to help you.

    Some email programs may place the automated email into a recipient’s "Junk" folder. If your proposal has not been reviewed by a particular individual you may want to notify him/her yourself that a review is necessary.

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