Academic AffairsLast modified 03/04/13
Curriculum Change Process
- Department faculty develop new course(s)/curriculum(a) or revise existing ones.
- Course Competencies/Objectives for new courses/courses with significant changes are created/updated and attached to form. (New course requests will be sent back or held in the Academic Affairs Office until competencies/objectives are received.)
- Department prepares Curriculum change form(s) with appropriate justification (attached) two semesters in advance of implementation.
- Department Chair and Division Dean sign and date form(s) and forward copies to the Office of the Dean of Curriculum. For consideration for next meeting the changes must be submitted 14 days before that meeting.
- Forms are reviewed, numbered, and recorded on the electronic log and scanned to the in-process file for review by the Curriculum Committee. (In the case where a substantial change affects multiple division/programs, the form is first routed to the other appropriate Division Dean for signature.)
- During the academic year, the Curriculum Committee normally has one month from the date of receipt to make its recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Exception to this time limit is made where information supplied by departments is incomplete or where tangential curriculum issues need to be resolved first. The Committee may vote to recommend or not recommend adoption or may provisionally recommend adoption with committee review after a stated period of time. The request may also be tabled if more information is needed.
- The Office of the Dean of Curriculum receives forms back from the Curriculum Committee with recommendations and forwards them to the Office of the Academic Executive Vice President for final approval. Electronic Log is updated.
- Executive Vice President returns curriculum requests to Office of the Dean of Curriculum. Requests not approved are then returned to the appropriate department with reason for non-approval noted. Approved changes are then implemented.
Certificate of Completion = 24-29 credits Board Approved Certificate = 30+ credits AA, AS or AAS = 60+ credits
General Education Credit Minimum: AS degree: 20 credits AA degree: 33 credits AAS degree: 16 credits
All degree programs require ENGL-100 and ENGL-200 or 202, and possibly 203.
In general, 1 lecture hour = 1 credit, 2-3 lab hours = 1 credit, for example 3 lecture + 3 lab= 4 credits
These two files are excel spreadsheets to make it easier to search for a course.
Active Courses 9-21-12
All courses active and inactive (for faculty needing a number to create a new course)
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