ERIC Number: ED421201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Good Practices for Course Approval Processes. Adopted Spring 1998.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This report makes recommendations to create specific categories and approval processes for special topic courses, experimental courses, an expedited process for courses with imminent need for approval, and independent study courses. Further recommendations are made for policies and practices related to the Carnegie Unit, the relationship between hours of student work and units earned: (1) create separate standards and procedures for determining student units and faculty load; (2) establish standards for granting Carnegie Units to courses based on performance criteria; and (3) assure that the board policy establishes expectations for the unit/hour relationship but maintains flexibility. Guidelines also are suggested to streamline the workload of curriculum committee meetings. These guidelines include a full review for substantive curriculum changes, approval on the consent agenda for minor changes, and information-only status for technical changes. (EMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.