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|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Erica Menchaca|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Mark Osea|
|Administrative Rep||Rich Mccrow|
|Articulation Officer||Mark Osea|
|Allied Health||Jacy Hill|
|Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice||Charles Daramola|
|Biological Sciences||Stephen Tavoni|
|Business Management & Information Technology||Creighton Magers|
|Engineering Systems||Pat Aderhold|
|English for Multilingual Students||John Hart|
|Family & Consumer Education||Bernadette Towns|
|Fire Technology||Christine Harker (Program Representative)|
|Foreign Language/American Sign Language||David Neville|
|Health & Physical Education||Konrad Dahl|
|Performing Arts||Kris Tiner|
|Physical Science||James McGarrah|
|Social Science||Misty Stowers|
|Student Services||Sarah Villasenor|
|Member-At-Large||Angelica Vasquez (Counseling)|
|Member-At-Large||Nick Strobel (Physical Science)|
|Member-At-Large||Keri Kennedy (Counseling)|
|Adjunct Representative||Holly Watt (Behavioral Sciences)|
|Assessment Faculty Co-Chair Liaison||Brent Wilson|
|Student Government Association Rep||Emma McNellis (Primary) and Gian Gayatao (Secondary)|
Curriculum Committee facilitates the work of Content Review. The documents used for this process are on the Curriculum Committee Content Review page.
Program Revision Guide & Step Sheet, Aug 2018
Course Revision, 08/24/18
Creating A Program Guide & Step Sheet, 08/2018
Course Creation, 08/24/18