Curriculum Committee

2018-2019 Committee members

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 December 2, 2017.

 

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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 (delegate)
Faculty Co-Chair Jennifer Johnson
Faculty Co-Chair Erica Menchaca

Administration

Role Name
Administrative Rep Rich Mccrow
Administrative Rep Abel Guzman

Articulation

Role Name
Articulation Officer Mark Osea

Academic Senate Representatives

Role Name
Academic Development Kimberly Bligh
Agriculture Matt Riley
Allied Health Jacy Hill
Art David Koeth
Behavioral Sciences/Criminal Justice Elenora Hicks
Business Management & Information Technology Creighton Magers
Communication Michael Korcok
Engineering Systems Pat Aderhold
English Shane Jett
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
Library Laura Luiz
Mathematics David Meyers
Nursing VACANT
Performing Arts Kris Tiner
Philosophy Bryan Russell
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

Role Name
Assessment Faculty Co-Chair Liaison Brent Wilson

Students

Role Name
Student Government Association Rep VACANT

 

Content Review

Curriculum Committee facilitates the work of Content Review. The documents used for this process are on the Curriculum Committee Content Review page.

 

Committee Resources

Curriculum Committee Co-Chair Job Description, 03/2006

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) Minimum Qualification for Faculty & Administrators, 2017

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Taxonomy of Programs 6th Edition, 02/2004

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Program & Course Approval Handbook 6th Edition, 07/2017

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

Guiding Notes for General Education Course Reviewers, 10/2017

California State University: 2018-2019 Chancellor's General Education Advisory Committee

Guiding Notes for General Education Course Reviewers, 10/2018

Distance Education Approval Checklist, 10/2018

Learning Outcome Review Checklist 2018-2019

 

Committee Documents

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

Accessing a Draft Course, 08/2018

How to Review a Course, 08/2018

How to View/Print a Course Outline of Record (COR), 10/18/2018

How to Delete a Course, 10/18/18

 

Meeting Times

Thursdays, twice a month, 2:30 - 4 PM-First meeting 9/6/18

Documents