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Single Sign On enabled for Meta!

We are pleased to announce that Curriqunet will be updating and migrating our system to work with our PortalGuard single sign on solution. Please be advised that Curriqunet will be unavailable from 5pm to 8pm on November 9th, 2018. What does this mean to you?  After the update is completed you will need to login in to PortalGuard ( to access Curriqunet Meta using your recently changed network password.  

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause but this change has been requested many times over the last 18 months. If you have questions or concerns please call the help desk at 530-741-6981.   


Changes to Meta

In order to comply with Title 5 changes to how units and hours are reported in our Course Outlines of Record (CORs), we have implemented some changes to Meta – most notable expanded the units and hours calculations for credit courses and moving the fields to their own screen (“Units and Hours”) instead of combining them with Course Standards. These changes will be live by Jan. 30.  New help material is available for these fields:

Routine Maintenance

CurricUNET will have routine maintenance on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The system will be unavailable for up to 2hrs between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Routine Maintenance

Governet will be deploying an off-cycle update that includes some critical fixes and enhancements to CurricUNET Meta. All Meta systems will be unavailable between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (mountain time) tonight, August 31, 2016.

Meta Launch enabled

Originators can now launch proposals on CurricUNET Meta without admin assistance. There is still a temporary review step before the launched proposal goes to colleague review.

Routine maintenance

CurricUNET Meta will be down from approximately 8-10pm on Tuesday, Aug 23 for routine system maintenance.

August update: Scaffolded release

YCCD is ready to transition from our old CurricUNET system to CurricUNET Meta. To minimize disruption to the curriculum development and approval process, our Meta transition team has recommended a scaffolded approach.

As of August 8, 2016, our old CurricUNET site is read-only. The records are archived and searchable, but do not attempt to work in the old system.

The new system, which will be introduced during Convocation week, is active, but some features are temporarily limited as we adjust to the new system. Notably,

  • All users can view their records, and start and edit draft proposals, but proposals can only be launched with the help of the curriculum co-chairs. This is temporary; we will remove the restricted launch by January 2017.
  • Any proposals that received curriculum committee approval by May 2016 are still in the workflow. Originators don't need to do anything.
  • Any proposals that had not yet been approved by the curriculum committee by May are back in draft status. Originators may need to make edits or provide additional info, and will work with their faculty co-chair to resubmit.

As we move forward, there will be inevitable kinks; our transition team will make every attempt for a smooth migration. Should you come across issues, please let your curriculum co-chairs know, and keep a few things in mind:

  • Faculty can still submit curriculum. This is not a moratorium. However, co-chairs will prioritize proposals. This does not negatively impact our ability to submit and approve curriculum.
  • If you see something that looks wrong or is "missing" in Meta, do not panic. All courses are still in the old system. If something isn't displaying correctly, we can and will fix it. Nothing is lost.
  • Meta does require more information than the old system. Everything is there for reason, though: The fields are based on specific requirements from the State Chancellor's Office, Title 5, or our own district APs and college handbooks. There is no busy work in Meta.
  • Help is available. Please make use of the new YCCD Meta Site ( and the training sessions scheduled for Convocation week. Additional workshops will be held during the semester.

Thanks for your patience and support as we strive to enhance the efficiency and integrity of our curriculum.

Meta transition team:


Lani Aguinaldo

Craig Smith

Roger Clague, CTO​


Brandi Asmus

Nili Kirschner

Al Konuwa, VP​


Meridith Selden

Carrie Wasinger

Sonja Lolland, VP​

Phase 1 complete

Phase 1, developing the data fields (forms) is complete! Next we test the system with our real data to make sure the workflows and reports are functioning. The old system will remain active until July 31 and any work in the old system will be saved in the final data migration. Check back for updates.