Curriculum Committee

CHARGE: The Curriculum Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Affairs Committee and will review for approval all new proposals, suspensions/deletions, and revisions to credit curriculum (courses and academic programs). Academic programs are defined as any institutionally established combination of courses and/or requirements leading to a degree or certificate.

Primary functions of the Curriculum Committee:

  1. Approve additions, suspensions, and modifications to all credit courses and academic programs which include, but are not limited to:
    • Student learning outcomes
    • Credits and load units
    • Contact hours
    • Program titles and descriptions
    • Pre-requisites and sequencing
    • General education (discipline studies and foundational) and related instruction
    • State definitions of degrees and certificates.
  2. Ensure that COCC curriculum adheres to College, State, and NWCCU (accreditation) standards and policies.
  3. Provide feedback to support faculty in development and improvement of curriculum.
  4. Consider effects of curricular and/or programmatic proposals and revisions on other departments/programs, institutions, and students. Other departments and/or programs may include, but are not limited to:
    • Impacts to and from prerequisite courses
    • Transfer focus areas
    • CTE programs
    • Admissions and Records
    • Financial Aid
    • College Now (dual credit)
    • Information Technology Services (ITS)
    • Articulation agreements.
  5. Ensure that curriculum aligns with mission of the College.

For more information about this committee, see section G-6-3.2 of COCC's General Policy Manual.