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:
- Approve additions, suspensions, and modifications to all credit courses and academic
programs which include, but are not limited to:
- Student learning outcomes
- Assessment of student learning outcomes
- Credits and load units
- Contact hours
- Course and program titles and descriptions
- Pre-requisites and sequencing
- Course and program mapping
- General education and related instruction
- Discipline studies
- State definitions of degrees and certificates.
- Ensure that COCC curriculum adheres to College, State, and NWCCU (accreditation) standards and policies.
- Assist and support faculty in development and improvement of curriculum.
- 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)
- Articulation agreements.
- 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.