ERIC Number: ED411018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Curriculum Committee: Role, Structure, Duties, and Standards of Good Practice. Adopted Fall 1996.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Developed in response to the expanding role of faculty in community college governance and curriculum development, this report reviews the role, structure, and duties of local college curriculum committees and presents standards of good practice. Following an introduction, the role of the curriculum committee is described, and relevant sections from the California Education Code are presented. Next, the structure and membership of curriculum committees are detailed and duties and responsibilities are examined, including approval of new and revised courses, credit hours, prerequisites, associate degree requirements, course repetition, California State University and University of California general education articulation agreements, new degree and certificate programs, and discontinuation of existing programs. Other duties typically assigned to curriculum committees are then reviewed and good practices for curriculum approval are presented. Proposals for new programs should come from the discipline faculty and be reviewed by faculty from related disciplines, as well as the curriculum committee. Good practices for forming subcommittees working on technical review, prerequisite development, or distance education are then highlighted. Finally, good practices for maintaining delegated approval authority granted by the California Community Colleges' Office of the Chancellor are discussed, highlighting the conditions of approval authority and practices for meeting the knowledge, procedures, and curriculum standards. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.