ERIC Number: ED411011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Curriculum Colloquia and Delegated Approval Authority. Adopted Spring 1997.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
In the California Community Colleges (CCC), authority is conditionally delegated to local college districts to approve new credit courses, articulate courses with other district colleges, and approve graduation requirements. This document details policies adopted by the CCC's Academic Senate regarding the scope, mechanisms, and conditions of that delegation and discusses the role of regional curriculum colloquia. Following an introduction to curriculum approval in the CCCs, the role and structure of regional curriculum colloquia are detailed, indicating that they are 2-day workshops focusing on curriculum standards and best practices. Next, methods for scheduling colloquia are discussed; the state's 15 local regions are identified; colloquia staffing and training is described; and the program's budget is presented, indicating that $25,000 are allocated annually. Finally, recommendations are provided to help colleges document their eligibility for delegation to the Office of the Chancellor, focusing on knowledge, procedures, and curriculum standards. Eight appendixes, which comprise most of the document, provide Education Code Sections 70901 and 70902; Title 5 Sections 51021, 51022, and 55100; sections from the CCC's Curriculum Standards Handbook; a list of 24 related resource manuals; sample correspondence from the process, including an initial notice to colleges, request for volunteer college facilitators, letter of appointment for college facilitators, request for delegation checklists, instructions to site facilitators, and notice of continued delegation; survey instruments used in colloquia evaluations; a grant application form; and a model action plan for following up on colloquia. (HAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.