Annual Curriculum Review
Plan ahead and be sure to include these important dates in your department calendars! Note that your department may have internal review processes and deadlines. Please work with your department to determine internal curriculum review deadlines and roles and responsibilities with regard to course and program revisions.
Curriculum Review Timeline
October 2, 2018
October 30, 2018
November 20, 2018
January 10, 2019
Submit curriculum proposals for items that need Curriculum Committee review and college approval.
11/20 is final Curriculum Committee deadline for NEW AAS degree programs and certificates over 45 credits
1/10 is final Curriculum Committee deadline for 2019-20 catalog
|March 1, 2019|| |
Final deadline for:
|Academic departments, IRAP|| |
How to Use Course Editor (updated images/info coming soon)
What needs to go through the college curriculum approval process?
- New courses (including career-technical, transfer, developmental). “New” means:
- Brand new courses
- Courses that have not been offered in three years and have been inactivated
- Experimental 199/299 courses that need a permanent number/title
- Experimental 199/299 courses (may run twice in a two-year period)
- Revised course titles
- New course prefixes
- Change in credits or contact hours
- Applications for AAOT discipline designations, Cultural Literacy, and Health/Wellness/Fitness
- Applications for Human Relations (for certificates and AAS degrees)
What does not need to go through the college curriculum approval process?
Your department may have an internal curriculum review and approval process. Please work with your department on any internal review procedures.
- Revised course descriptions
- Revised learning outcomes/objectives
- Revisions to pre-requisites
Most career-technical program revisions do not require college-level approval, with the exception of program title changes and revisions constituting more than 30% of the approved program (see below).
New courses and programs, along with revisions to courses and programs, are reported to the state Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development for annual review. “As a general rule, annual changes should constitute no more than 10% of the approved program. If changes exceed 30% of the approved program, a new program application is required” (CCWD Community Colleges Handbook and Planning Guide).
- Example 30% change: Credits in a certificate increase or decrease by 30%.