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, 2016.
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 Vice President of Instruction and 2 Faculty Representatives (2yr-term).
|Vice President, Instruction||Billie Jo Rice (delegate)|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Jennifer Johnson|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Erica Menchaca|
|Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice||Karin Young-Gomez|
|Business Management & Information Technology||Creighton Magers|
|English for Multilingual Students||VACANT|
|Family & Consumer Education||Bernadette Towns|
|Fire Technology||Christine Harker (Program Representative)|
|Foreign Language/American Sign Language||Sarah Palasch|
|Health & Physical Education||Carl Dean|
|Performing Arts||Kris Tiner|
|Physical Science||William Michael Daniel|
|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)|
|Assessment Faculty Co-Chair Liaison||VACANT|
|Student Government Association Rep||VACANT|
Curriculum Committee facilitates the work of Content Review. The documents used for this process are on the