ERIC Number: ED395625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Components of a Model Course Outline of Record.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
The course outline record plays a central role in course planning and curriculum development in the California Community Colleges (CCC), forming the basis of a contract between students, teachers, and the institution regarding course content. This report reviews the role of the course outline and summarizes requirements and standards for writing approvable outlines of record, covering each of the required components of outlines. Following a brief introduction, the role of the course outline is described, highlighting its use in course planning, the difference between outlines and syllabi, and the outline's use in developing transfer articulation agreements and in accreditation reviews. Next, requirements from Title 5 of the California Education Code are reviewed, indicating that outlines must include information on grading policy, unit value, prerequisites, objectives, course content, assignments, instructional methodology, and methods of evaluation. The next sections cover requirements from the CCC curriculum standards handbook (CSH), including that course objectives be consistent with the CCC's mission and reflect quality; from state transfer agreements; and from the state's accreditation agency standards. The general sections of a typical course outline of record are then presented and a process for revising outlines is described. Appendixes provide Title 5 regulations, sections from the CSH, transfer and accreditation standards, curriculum resource contact persons in the CCC, and a sample course outline for an Introduction to Drawing course. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.