Active teaching faculty and authorized staff use the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS) to create new courses, revise existing courses, delete obsolete courses, and submit Fiat Lux seminars, Honors seminars, and variable topics sections.

Course approval requests are processed through the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS), a secure online application that collects course data and routes it through the approval process. CIMS allows users to request approval for new courses, revised courses, and course deletions. It also has customized screens for Fiat Lux seminars, Honors seminars, and variable topics sections.

Requests can be tracked through the approval process. CIMS records who approved the request, when and to whom the request was routed, and comments about the request.

CIMS has an inventory of all current courses, the last time they were offered since they were updated in OASIS, and the enrollment at last offering. It also has an archive of all requests, including submitted syllabi, that have been approved since 2004.

  • Faculty and authorized staff must have a UCLA logon ID and password to log in to CIMS.
  • Faculty must have a teaching title, be active in the payroll system, and be listed in the Campus Directory with an e-mail address to use CIMS.
  • Staff must have an OASIS logon ID and password and be authorized by the Registrar’s Office to use CIMS.

CIMS Help Guides

For more information about the CIMS application, see the Undergraduate Guide to Course and Program Approval or the Graduate Guide to Course Approval. For a quick reference to routing CIMS forms, see the CIMS Routing Overview. For an updated list of routing contacts and roles, see CIMS Routing Contacts.

CIMS Access and Training

For CIMS access and training, contact Blake Livesay, blivesay@registrar.ucla.edu.

To request an OASIS logon ID and set up FERPA training, contact Brenda Moore, bmoore@registrar.ucla.edu.