Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee group photo 2020-2021 via Zoom

About the Committee

Charge

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.

  • Oversees origination, modification, deletion, and review of all curriculum, including all elements of both programs of study (degrees and certificates) and individual courses in an ongoing systematic review process.
  • Independently evaluates requests for prerequisites and advisories in accordance with Title 5 regulation.
  • Independently evaluates requests for Distant Education in accordance with Title 5 regulation.
  • Evaluates requests for General Education and articulation.
  • Develops and implements procedures to assure an effective means of facilitating the curriculum review process while adhering to the requirements of law and regulation.

 

The Curriculum Committee Charge document was reviewed and approved on October 28, 2020.

 

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Scope of Authority

 

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.

 

 

Reports To

The Curriculum Committee reports to the Academic Senate Executive Board and the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 

Communicates With

The Curriculum Committee communicates regularly with faculty through Curriculum Committee representatives, Academic Senate, College Council, and the Faculty Chairs and Deans Council.

 

Membership

The committee is co-chaired by the Executive Vice President of Instruction (or designee) and 2 Faculty Representatives (2yr-term).

  • Two administrative representatives
  • Articulation Officer
  • 27 Academic Senate representatives (24 department reps and 3 members-at-large)
    • Unrepresented department positions will fall to the department chair
  • Assessment co-chair(s)(liaison, non voting member (s))
  • One Student Government Association Representative

 

 

Committee Goals

  • Provide the knowledge and training necessary to accomplish the approval and renewal of curriculum.
    • Linked to Academic Senate Goals 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Linked to BC Strategic Direction 1, 2, 4, 5
  • Address process issues that are relevant to the approval and renewal of curriculum.
    • Linked to Academic Senate Goals 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Linked to BC Strategic Direction 1, 2, 4, 5
  • Address technological issues that are relevant to the approval and renewal of curriculum.
    • Linked to Academic Senate Goals 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Linked to BC Strategic Direction 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Committee Role/Purpose

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.

Committee Tasks

  • Oversees origination, modification, deletion, and review of all curriculum, including all elements of both programs of study (degrees and certificates) and individual courses in an ongoing systematic review process.
  • Independently evaluates requests for prerequisites and advisories in accordance with Title 5 regulation.
  • Independently evaluates requests for Distant Education in accordance with Title 5 regulation.
  • Evaluates requests for General Education and articulation.
  • Develops and implements procedures to assure an effective means of facilitating the curriculum review process while adhering to the requirements of law and regulation.

Members

Co-Chairs

Role Name
Vice President, Instruction Billie Jo Rice 
Faculty Co-Chair Charles Daramola
Faculty Co-Chair Keri Kennedy
   

Administration

Role Name
Administrative Rep Rich Mccrow
Administrative Rep

Marisa Marquez

Articulation

Role Name
Articulation Officer Erica Menchaca

Academic Senate Representatives

Role Name
Agriculture Renaldo Arroyo
Allied Health Jacy Hill
Applied Science & Technology Paul Murray
Art Kristopher Stallworth
Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice Karin Young-Gomez
Biological Sciences  Isabel Stierle
Business Management & Information Technology Creighton Magers
Communication Angela Bono
Counseling Sarah Villasenor
Education Kimberly Nickell
Engineering Systems Steven Brown
English Isaac Sanchez
English for Multilingual Students John Hart
Family & Consumer Education Bernadette Towns
Foreign Language/American Sign Language David Neville
Industrial Technology Robb Stewart
Kinesiology Carl Dean
Library Laura Luiz
Mathematics Michael Fredenberg
Nursing Nicole Hernandez
Performing Arts Kris Tiner
Philosophy Peter LeGrant
Physical Science Maurice Muller
Public Safety Training Programs Charles Truvillion
Social Science Charles Kim
Member-At-Large Victor Diaz
Member-At-Large Omar Gonzalez
Member-At-Large Kimberly Bligh
Adjunct Representative Kathleen Hicks

Assessment

Role Name
Assessment Faculty Co-Chair Liaison Faith Bradham

Students

Role Name
Student Government Association Rep Jordan Amey