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Qualified faculty identify the need for a new course or course changes

When qualified teaching faculty identify the need for a new course or course changes, the faculty member is responsible for the Course Curriculum Outline (CCO)* content and seeing the proposal through the curriculum process. Additional faculty, PAC members, transfer partners, the academic program advisor and others should provide input on course proposals.

School Curriculum Committee

Once the CCO and course representative syllabus are  complete and ready to move forward for approval, the first step is the School Curriculum Committee where  curriculum changes are discussed. The CCO is vetted for academic rigor, course learning objectives, curricular needs, , capacity,  resource issues, and more. After approval at the at the School level, the School Curriculum Technician uploads the CCO and representative syllabus to the Curriculum 365 Site.

  • Technical Analysis Subcommittee (TASC):
  • General Education Committee  (if necessary) If the course is seeking General Education designation, the faculty member must also complete the General Education Rationale  and present to the General Education Committee. The CCO, Attachment A and representative course syllabus will be evaluated against existing General Education designations as outlined in the Curriculum Handbook.
  • Service Learning  (if necessary) Once a course is fully approved, the faculty member can seek Service Learning designation for the course or for specific sections of the course. Additional documentation and approval is required for Service Learning through the Thayne Center.

 Senate Curriculum Committee

The  Senate Curriculum Committee is a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate which meets  from September through May. This committee ensures sound curricular procedures are followed and  evaluates course proposals  for academic rigor with special attention given to the correlation between course learning outcomes and assessment of those outcomes. Once the CCO is  passed by the Senate  Curriculum Committee it is presented to the Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate

All curricular proposals  passed in the Senate Curriculum Committee are presented to the Faculty Senate by the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee. This is the final approval body for courses.

Catalog Entry and Banner programming

After approval by  Faculty Senate, the course is  programmed in Banner according to the details provided on the CCO.  The course is added to the  SLCC catalog and DegreeWorks. CCOs, representative course syllabi and additional course curriculum documents are housed on the Curriculum SharePoint site.

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