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Course Actions in Course Inventory Management (CIM)

Course Management

CourseLeaf CIM

All course actions, including new course, drop course, and revisions, must be submitted and processed using CourseLeaf’s Course Inventory Management (CIM) system (pronounced ‘Kim’). Minor edits such as pre-requisite changes must also be submitted electronically in CIM.

After logging into CIM with your NC State unity ID and password, you may either propose a new course or edit an existing course. To propose a new course, click the “Propose New Course” button. To edit an existing course, find the course using the search bar, and click “Edit Course.” When you are finished editing, click “Save & Submit” for the course action to enter into the approval workflow.

Fields on the course action form outlined in red are required. Even for a minor edit, you will first have to complete all course fields outlined in red on the form in order to build the course archive in CIM. Please adhere to the Graduate Course Syllabus Checklist and the Learning Outcomes Guidelines when creating or revising courses.

Please contact for assistance and questions.

Accessing CIM

Preferred web browsers: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
To Propose a New Course or to Edit a Course –
To Approve a Course in the Workflow –

CIM Training

The NC State CIM Administrative Team is available to provide training sessions upon request. Please contact to discuss and request training.

CIM User Guides

Creating a New Course
Proposing a New Course in CIM
Editing a Course in CIM
Workflow Structure Overview
Approving a Course

Approval Routing – Electronic Course Action and Workflow

The new automated system will allow you to enter your course change information online, attach documents, and track your electronic submission as it makes its way through the approval process via an electronic workflow. A workflow has been established for each Department (Academic Organization) and for each College. You can preview a course’s workflow from the CIM Course Admin page.

To modify a workflow or to add/remove approvers, please contact

Common Courses

Certain “common” courses are created administratively at the time a new program is created. Common courses include 590, 610, 685, 695, 696, 699, 885, 893, 896, and 899. Departments should contact to request the creation of common courses for graduate programs.