ERIC Number: ED383356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Curriculum Standards Handbook for the California Community College. Volume I (1995, Revised): Legal and Procedural Requirements.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This document presents Volume I of the California Community Colleges Curriculum Standards Handbook, detailing legal and procedural requirements for college curricula. Following a prefatory description of the role of the standards in college accountability, section 1 provides state education codes related to the approval of community college curricula, describing the role of the Board of Governors, local college boards, and local curriculum committees. Section 2 details the conditions for delegating curriculum approval to colleges, including the need for faculty and staff to be knowledgeable of state standards, that local procedures assure that standards be applied, and that developed curricula meet standards. The third section specifies the five criteria used to approve courses and programs (i.e., appropriateness to mission, need, quality, feasibility, and compliance), while the fourth section provides regulations related to general education and associate degree standards in Title 5 of the state Education Code. This section also provides regulations related to credit courses applicable and not applicable to the associate degree; adult noncredit courses; community services classes; contract education; and legal provisions for special classes for the disabled, repeatable courses, and distance education. Section 5 provides information related to the approval of new degree and certificate programs, including definitions, authorization and documentation required for state approval, and the duration of approval. Appendixes include new degree application forms and instructions, a checklist for new programs and courses, California Postsecondary Education Commission Standards, a checklist for delegation of course approval, and examples of program changes requiring state approval. (KP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Governing Boards, Legal Responsibility, Program Validation, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Two Year Colleges
Internet node cerritos.edu. From the main Cerritos Gopher menu select: California Community College Chancellor's Office Information; from the next menu select: Curriculum and Instructional Resources; from the next list select: Curriculum Standards Handbook Vol 1 (1995, Revised).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.