The Curriculum Committee is a standing governance committee that functions as a vital subcommittee of the Academic Senate. The primary purpose of this committee is to ensure that curriculum is consistent with the mission of the college, addresses the needs of students and the community, and meets the requirements of law and regulation. Curriculum includes programs of study (degrees and certificates) and individual courses. As such, it must support strong transfer and vocational programs and include a strong general education program as the foundation upon which students will build.
The Curriculum Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved on December 2, 2017.
Faculty has primary responsibility for the origination, modification, deletion, and review of all curriculum in accordance with the mission of the college. In accordance with the requirements of the Brown Act, all Curriculum Committee agendas will be publicly posted 72 hours prior to regularly scheduled meetings. Recommendations for approved curriculum will be forwarded to the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees. Curriculum approved by the Board of Trustees will be forwarded to California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
The Curriculum Committee reports to the Academic Senate Executive Board and the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The Curriculum Committee communicates regularly with faculty through Curriculum Committee representatives, Academic Senate, College Council, and the Faculty Chairs and Deans Council.
The committee is co-chaired by the Executive Vice President of Instruction (or designee) and 2 Faculty Representatives (2yr-term).
To ensure that the curriculum is consistent with the mission of the college, address the needs of students and the community, and meet the requirements of laws and regulations. The curriculum includes programs of study as well as individual courses. It must support strong transfer and vocational programs and include a strong general education program as the foundation upon which students build.
|Vice President, Instruction||Billie Jo Rice (delegate)|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Jennifer Johnson|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Erica Menchaca|
|Administrative Rep||Rich Mccrow|
|Administrative Rep||Abel Guzman|
|Articulation Officer||Mark Osea|
|Academic Development||Kimberly Bligh|
|Allied Health||Jacy Hill|
|Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice||Elenora Hicks|
|Business Management & Information Technology||Creighton Magers|
|Engineering Systems||Pat Aderhold|
|English for Multilingual Students||Jeannie Parent|
|Family & Consumer Education||Bernadette Towns|
|Fire Technology||Christine Harker (Program Representative)|
|Foreign Language/American Sign Language||Sarah Palasch|
|Health & Physical Education||Carl Dean|
|Industrial Technology||Duane Anderson|
|Performing Arts||Kris Tiner|
|Physical Science||William Michael Daniel|
|Social Science||Misty Stowers|
|Student Services||Marisa Marquez (Counseling)|
|Member-At-Large||Angelica Vasquez (Counseling)|
|Member-At-Large||Nick Strobel (Physical Science)|
|Member-At-Large||Brynn Schock (Social Science)|
|Adjunct Representative||Lourdes Aboytes (Foreign Language)/Karin Young-Gomez (Beh. Sci)|
|Assessment Faculty Co-Chair Liaison||Brent Wilson|
|Student Government Association Rep||VACANT|
Curriculum Committee facilitates the work of Content Review. The documents used for this process are on the Curriculum Committee Content Review page.