Office of Curricular Innovation and Policy

Approved Activities

This page will be updated each time an activity is proposed, approved, or removed from satisfying a requirement in the University Curriculum (UC). Take note of the effective dates. Activities will not automatically satisfy UC requirements, contact the supervising office for each activity to submit the materials necessary to justify your successful completion of the approved activity.

Note to Students: If you have participated in one of these approved activities and you want to use it to satisfy one or more UC proficiencies, please go first to the office or department sponsoring the activity and get from them both the cover sheet that should accompany your request and any supporting documentation. We look forward to learning about what you have done!

Alternative Breaks
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 9/18/13 (Effective Fall 2013) 

Big Ideas Business Plan

Proposed for:
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Information Literacy - TBD
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Writing - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14 (student must submit individual request)
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Quantitative Reasoning - TBD

Big Ideas Project

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14
       
Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral CommunicationApproved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14

Clinton Global Initiative University Network Project
Proposed for:
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Global Engagement - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14

CEL Community Partners 
Proposed for:
          Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by the CUC 12/3/14 (Effective Spring 2015)

CONNECT
    Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 4/29/15 (Effective Fall 2015)

Emerging Leaders Program

    Proposed for:

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 4/1/15 (Effective Summer 2015)


Engaged Learning

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by the UC/GEC Office 4/16/2014
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 10/3/12  (Effective Spring 2013)
       
Proficiencies & Experiences/Information Literacy - Approved by the UC/GEC Office 7/10/2014
       
Proficiencies & Experiences/Writing - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14

        Capstone - Approved by CUC 10/3/12  (Effective Spring 2013)

Faith and Learning Scholars Program

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 2/5/2014  (Effective Spring 2014)

 

First-Year Experience Pilot

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - (Effective Spring 2019)

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - (Effective Spring 2019)

                   Note: all students who complete the program will earn Oral Communication; Community Engagement includes additional, voluntary activity

George W. Bush Presidential Center Internships

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by the CUC on 10/29/14 (Effective Spring 2015)

   Individual Internships also able to request consideration for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Global Engagement -
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity -
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Information Literacy -
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication -
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Quantitative Reasoning -
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Writing -



Hegi Career Center Community Engagement Certification Program
   Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 11/28/12 (Effective Spring 2013)


Hilltop Scholars Lead@SMU Service Project

    Proposed for:

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 4/29/15 (Effective Fall 2015)

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 4/29/15 (Effective Fall 2015)


Hilltop Scholars Mentor Program

    Proposed for:

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 4/29/15 (Effective Fall 2015)

Lyle Engineering in the City

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 3/6/13
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 3/6/13

LGBT Panelist

  Proposed for:
       Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)
       Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity - Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)

Maguire & Irby Foundation Summer Internships

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 11/28/12 (Effective Spring 2013)
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 11/28/12 (Effective Spring 2013)

MBLGATCC
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity - Approved by CUC (Effective Spring 2016)

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Information Literacy - Approved by the UC/GEC Office (Effective Spring 2019)

 

Midterm Elections Exit Poll Data Collection
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by the CUC 10/1/14

 

Mustang Academic Bridge Scholars Program Peer Counselors
    Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 2/18/15
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 2/18/15

Mustang Intersections

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity - Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)

Outdoor Adventures OLT Program
  Proposed for:
      UC2012 and UC2016: Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Effective Fall 2018
      UC2012 and UC2016: Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Effective Fall 2018

 

Peers for Academic Enhancement (PATs)

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)


 

Richter Fellowship Program

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 11/28/12 (Effective Spring 2013)
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 11/28/12 (Effective Spring 2013)
        Capstone- Approved by CUC 11/28/12 (Effective Spring 2013)
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Information Literacy- TBD

Residential Commons Peer Dialogue Leader
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC 4/29/15 (Effective Fall 2015)

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity - Approved by UC/GEC Office (Effective Fall 2014)

        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by UC/GEC Office (Effective Fall 2014)

RLSH Resident Assistant

  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)

SMU Ambassadors
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication -Approved by CUC 9/3/14 (Effective Fall 2014)

SMU Group Exercise Prep Course (non-credit)
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC (Effective Spring 2016)

Student Wellness Champion Program
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by UC/GEC Office (Effective Spring 2019)

Summer AARO Enrollment Lab Intern
   Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by UC/GEC Office 6/30/14

Tutoring (A-LEC)
  Proposed for:
      UC2012 and UC2016: Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Effective Fall 2018

University Advising Center Peer Academic Leader
    Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC (Effective May 2016)
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by CUC (Effective May 2016)

 
University Conduct Board
    Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by CUC (Effective Spring 2016)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
   Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Human Diversity - Approved by the CUC 12/3/14 (Effective Spring 2015)
         Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by the CUC 12/3/14 (Effective Spring 2015)

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Mentoring
  Proposed for:
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Oral Communication - Approved by the CUC 10/22/2014 (Effective Spring 2015)
        Proficiencies & Experiences/Community Engagement - Approved by the CUC 10/22/2014 (Effective Spring 2015)