Curriculum / Academic Standards

The Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee is a subcommittee of the Academic Senate.  The Committee is responsible for studying, reviewing recommendations and advising in the general area of curriculum proposals and procedures.  Specifically, the Committee is charged with recommending action on:

Curriculum:

  1. Proposed credit and non-credit courses, revised requirements for curriculum majors, certificates of accomplishment, certificates of completion, certificates of achievement, and associate degrees

  2. Changes in titles, units, hours, prerequisites, corequisites, recommended preparation, course descriptions, student learning outcomes, course objectives, course content, representative text, and assignments

  3. Proposed course deletions and course reactivations

  4. Proposed new educational programs and revisions to existing educational programs    

  5. Recommendations derived from the instructional program review process

  6. Institutional and CSU, UC, and IGETC general education requirements, major  preparation and electives

  7. Standards for course requisites or other issues related to student preparation and success

  8. Appropriateness of technology-mediated instruction, stacking, and open entry/open exit

  9. Content review for recommended preparation, prerequisites and co-requisites

Academic Standards:

  1. Appropriateness of offering a specific course to pre-collegiate age students

  2. Resolution of challenges to the pre-collegiate basic skills unit limitation

  3. Repetition of courses in which as grade of "C" or better has been earned

  4. Factors used to determine” critical thinking" and "college level" courses

  5. Grading policy

  6. Board policy related to academic standards (i.e academic renewal, credit by examination, repeatability)

  7. 2+ 2 Articulation Agreements with high schools

  8. Assignment of courses to specific disciplines

  9. Assist faculty in the development of program (degree and certificate) and course level student learning outcomes
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