Step 4 - Committee Review
The Curriculum Committee, represented by CTE and LDC faculty, reviews each course submission. They look for consistency in language for the course descriptions, requisites, contact/credit hour and student learning outcomes. They are available for consultation should one have questions about the process.
A faculty member representing the course needs to attend the meeting to address any questions raised by the Committee. After the meeting, the Curriculum Office will post the minutes of the meeting online. The minutes will include committee recommended changes to the original submission.
When courses go before the committee, several things may happen. Courses may be:
- Approved as Amended
- Withdrawn by SAC Request
Approved and Approved as Amended Courses
Approved and approved as amended courses move forward in the review process. The Curriculum Committee chair signs the signature page and the courses will then be reviewed and approved by the Dean of Instruction, Campus President, and the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. This process takes approximately one month from the date of the Curriculum Committee meeting. Should any of the reviewers have questions about the course, the review process may take substantially more time.
Postponed courses typically must go back to the department or SAC for a revision or clarification. Postponed courses are automatically included in the agenda for the next Curriculum Committee meeting. As the postponed course is old business, it will be placed at the beginning of the meeting agenda.
Withdrawn by SAC request, courses are removed from the review process.