History of Acalog and Curriculog at Purdue University
Purdue West Lafayette launched Acalog in Spring 2016, and will be followed by Curriculog in Spring 2017, to provide an electronic academic program and course approval system for creating, modifying, and accessing degree programs, individual courses, and catalog information. This site was developed to provide information on the development and implementation of Acalog and Curriculog, and it provides a history of the initiative.
Acalog: In spring 2016, the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs were published online using the Acalog software. Acalog provides for a database-driven catalog, meaning that the content of each page is dynamically created for each user. The database is integrated with Banner, the student information system, and with Curriculog which allows for seamless transfer of information and one central database.
Curriculog: In spring 2017, Curriculog will be launched for all curriculum and course actions. This includes a set of forms and routing processes that reflect the information gathered and the routing for the former Short Form and Long Form. With Curriculog, users choose the form based on the type of action they wish to do (e.g., create a new course, make changes to an existing program), and once the form is complete, it will be routed to the approvers in the queue. When the proposal is approved, it will automatically load into Banner and will be ready for the next version of the catalog.