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 October 6, 2021.
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|
|Associate Vice President, Instruction (VPI Designee)||Jessica Wojtysiak|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Mary "Michelle" Hart|
|Faculty Co-Chair||Scott Dameron|
|Administrative Rep||Denice McCauley|
|Articulation Officer||Erica Menchaca|
|Applied Science & Technology||Paul Murray|
|Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice||Karin Young-Gomez|
|Biological Sciences||Isabel Stierle|
|Business Management & Information Technology||Creighton Magers|
|Engineering Systems||Steven Brown|
|English for Multilingual Students||John Hart|
|Family & Consumer Education||Vacant|
|Foreign Language/American Sign Language||Vacant|
|Performing Arts||Kris Tiner|
|Physical Science||Timothy Plett|
|Public Safety Training Programs||Charles Truvillion|
|Radiologic Technology/HEIT||Allison Ament|
|Social Science||Erin Miller|
|Adjunct Representative||Kathleen Hicks|
|Assessment Faculty Co-Chair Liaison||Faith Bradham|
|Student Government Association Rep||Joanna Guzman|
Curriculum Committee Co-Chair Job Description, 03/2006
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) Minimum Qualification for Faculty & Administrators, 17th EDITION - JUNE 2022
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Taxonomy of Programs 6th Edition, 02/2004
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Program & Course Approval Handbook 7th Edition, 10/2019
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC)
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)
Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST)
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Standards, Policies, & Procedures
ASCCC: The Course Outline of Record, Spring 2017
University of California: Transferable Course Agreements Policy
California State University Bakersfield: General Education
Bakersfield College: General Education Pattern, 04/06/10
California State University: 2018-2019 Chancellor's General Education Advisory Committee
CSU GE and IGETC Guiding Notes for General Education Course Reviewers, 9/2022
Learning Outcome Review Checklist 2018-2019
Curriculum Committee Canvas Page (login required)
|CC 2022-23 Calendar.pdf||356.23 KB|
|BC General Education Pattern Review Guidelines 02032021.pdf||145.15 KB|
|BC CC Reference Guide 2022_2023.pdf||487.93 KB|
|Curriculum Review Checklist for Courses 21-22.docx||31.68 KB|
|Content Review Worksheet.pdf||202.04 KB|
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