Course and Program Proposal & Revision Process
- Consult with
the discipline or department regarding the need for revising or developing
a course. California Community College Chancellor's Office sets the following
criteria for curriculum approval which form the basis for the various forms
used for this purpose.
The stated goals and objectives of the proposed program, or the objectives defined in the course Outline of Record, are consistent with the mission of the community colleges as established by the Legislature in the Education Code.
There is a demonstrable need for a course or program that meets the stated goals and objectives, at this time, and in the region the college proposes to serve with the program
Outlines of Record for each course meet all the requirements of Title 5, [and] courses and programs are integrated, with courses designed to effectively meet their objectives and the goals and objectives of the programs for which they are required.
The college has the resources realistically to maintain the program at the level of quality described in the new program application. This includes funding, faculty, and facilities and equipment. The college commits to offering all the required courses for the program at least once every two years, unless the goals and rationale for the particular program justify a longer time frame as being in the best interests of students. In the case of courses, the college has the resources needed to offer the course at the level of quality described in the Outline of Record.
The design of the program or the course is not in conflict with any law. This includes both state and federal laws, and both statutes and regulations. It includes laws particularly affecting community colleges, as well as any other law that may affect the program or course (for example, licensing laws in a particular occupation).
- New Course
- Course Revision
- Course Outline
- Course Technical
- Old Course Outline
- Old course
outline Area Secretary or Dean/Manager
- GE and transferability
data Tech 2/Articulation Officer
Ed Director of Library Facilities
- Prerequisites/corequisites/advisories Discipline/Dean/A&R
Here is an abbreviated version of the step-by-step process of procedures faculty should follow either create or revise a course. The following flowcharts provide a more comprehensive guide to the process: