Core Curriculum Submission and Assessment

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) mandates that every Texas core curriculum course align with 21st Century Skills. The new Texas Core Curriculum is "centered on increasing student learning and improving student success."

Core Curriculum Submission and Evaluation Process

Use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to access the Course Proposal site. In the Course Proposal site, faculty can create, edit, or view proposals. The general public may also view all approved proposals.

Faculty Process to Submit and Evaluate Proposals

1. Before the annual deadline, access Course Proposal site and add/edit proposal.
2. Proposal will then be evaluated by an ad hoc committee comprised of your peers and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.
3. Be prepared to provide data and respond to the core curriculum questions that are included on your program/department annual evaluation form (link to be posted soon).

2014-2015 Deadlines

  • Deadline for Final Proposal Edits: January 16, 2015
  • Deadline to Submit Assessment Data: Before fall 2015 term

Resources for Instructors

The following links will assist you with your core curriculum proposal submission and assessment plan:

Type of Information

Help Site

Plan Submission Help


Plan Development

Developed Rubrics

These rubrics can be used/altered to meet department chair/program coordinator needs.

Creating Your Own Rubrics


Additional Core Curriculum Resources

Amarillo College (AC)

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

Assessment Requirements

Proposal Approval Information
AC went through a process that allowed the core curriculum to be proposed/approved as shown in the table below.

Proposal Type Documentation
AC 2014 Submission Information
AC 2014 Courses Approved by THECB

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Regional Accreditation

See Standards 3.3.1 and 3.5.1