What is the benefit to API integration?

Course and program descriptions (from COCI) in addition to student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes and cross-listed course information can be integrated in MAP, allowing evaluators and faculty to have a complete set of information to compare to credit recommendations. An API can be used to connect to any curriculum system (i.e. CurriQunet). This requires no local maintenance and minor maintenance on the vendor side (no impact to college IT). In any case, there are minimal local IT requirements.