ERIC Number: ED213447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The State and Local Curriculum Approval Process in Illinois Community and Junior Colleges.
Parcells, Frank E.
The program approval process of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the local process of course and program approval used by Illinois community colleges are detailed in this report. Following an introduction and study overview, course and program approval processes at John A. Logan College and Shawnee College are described and contrasted in terms of origination, organization and review of ideas, research efforts required, curriculum proposal development, proposal review and evaluation, submission to ICCB, and implementation at the college. Next, the course and program approval process followed by the ICCB is outlined. This entails submission of a proposal by a local community college; review by ICCB and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) with response to the local college; ICCB action on revisions to existing programs or courses or on new course proposals; IBHE action on new programs and majors following ICCB approval; ICCB notification to local community colleges of action taken; appeal procedures if requested by the local college; and implementation of the new program. The report concludes by noting the role of the local community college administrators in the development of curriculum, and the coordinating role of the ICCB and its concern for quality as evidenced by an emphasis on program evaluation. Correspondence and ICCB forms related to curriculum approval are appended. (KL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois Community College Board
Note: Graduate seminar paper, Southern Illinois University. Parts of the appendices will not reproduce well.