All Penn State course proposals created since 1970 can now be retrieved online thanks to a new service provided by the Penn State University Archives in collaboration with the University Faculty Senate and Information Technology Services. University Curriculum Archives (UCA) can be accessed at http://curriculumarchives.libraries.psu.edu. Penn State users can search by course abbreviation, course number, course title and college.
The service searches digital versions of course proposals (1970-present) and provides a PDF version of a Penn State course proposal.
The UCA was initially funded by a grant from the Office of the Provost and has been in development for a number of years and involved the collaborative efforts of several University offices, including Digital Library Technologies, Teaching and Learning with Technologies, Administrative Information Services and the University Libraries.
In addition, the digitization services of State College vendor Macrosmith Inc., founded by Penn State alum C. Grier Yartz, were critical to creating the PDF versions available for download. Additional information about this administrative service can be obtained by contacting the University Faculty Senate office at 814-863-0221. Course proposals created prior to January 1970 can be retrieved by contacting the University Archives at 814-865-1793.