Step 3 - Committee Review
The Curriculum Committee, represented by CTE and LDC faculty, reviews most course revisions. 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 course revisions go before the committee, several things may happen. Courses revisions may be:
- Approved as Amended
- Withdrawn by SAC Request
Approved and Approved as Amended Course Revisions
Approved and approved as amended course revisions move forward in the review process. The Curriculum Committee chair signs the signature page, and the course revision will then be reviewed and approved by the Dean of Instruction, (and Campus President, for credit and/or contact hour changes only.) 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 Course Revisions
Postponed courses typically must go back to the department or SAC for a revision or clarification. Postponed course revisions are automatically included in the agenda for the next curriculum committee meeting. As the postponed course becomes old business, it will be placed at the beginning of the next meeting agenda.
Withdrawn by SAC request courses are removed from the review process.
Does your revision need committee review?
Use the following chart to determine if your revision requires Curriculum Committee oversight:
|Course Revision:||Committee Review?|
|Credits and contact hour changes||Yes|
|Student learning outcomes||Yes|
|General Education Designation||Yes|
|Cultural Literacy Designation||Yes|
|Embedded related instruction for CTE courses||Yes|
|To identify distance learning modality||Yes|
|Course content, activities and design||No|