Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee is charged to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on issues related to the development, review, implementation, and assessment of all aspects of curriculum both at the college and state level. The committee distributes information through institutes and other forms of professional development, the website, and listservs, as well as senate publications. Under the direction of the president, the chair and/or members of the Curriculum Committee provide technical assistance to local college curriculum committees, academic senates, and the faculty in general. Note: Resolution 15.03 S94 charged the Senate with appointing a library science member and noted past recommendations to the Senate to appoint a counselor, articulation officer, vocational education and basic skills faculty.

Membership of this committee includes a Chief Instructional Officer (CIO) appointed by the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers organization (http://www.ccccio.org/)

Notes
Members of this committee also assist with the planning of the Curriculum Institute.
Current Members
Member Term
LaTonya Parker 2022-23 Chair
Guillermo Castilla 2022-23
Adrienne C. Brown 2022-23
Erik Reese 2022-23
Sarah Harris 2022-23
Nili Kirschner 2022-23
Anthony Merritt 2022-23
Academic Year Meetings

Meeting Dates for 2022-23:

Thur. Sept 8 2:15pm-4:15pm
Mon Oct 17 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Nov 14 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Dec 12 2:00pm-4:00pm

Spring 2023

Mon Jan 23 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Feb 27 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Mar 13 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Apr 10 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon May 22 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Jun 5 2:00pm-4:00pm
Mon Jun 26 2:00pm-4:00pm

Resources

You can view resolutions and Rostrum articles related to the the California Community Colleges Curriculum Committee by clicking here.

Current Agendas/minutes

Resolutions

Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Definition and Guidance for Cross-Listing Courses Spring 2022 Curriculum
Co-Requisites and Pre-Requisites of Intermediate Algebra and Articulation and C-ID Alignment Spring 2022 Curriculum
Develop Lower Division GE Pathway for CCC Baccalaureate Degree Programs Spring 2022 Curriculum
Professional Learning Support for Increased Faculty Understanding and Further Discussion on the Impact of AB928 (Berman, 2021) Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act of 2021 on Local Colleges Spring 2022 Curriculum
Defining Competencies for Associate Degree Requirements Spring 2022 Curriculum
Reinstatement of Non-substantive Revision Category for the Program and Course Approval Handbook Spring 2021 Curriculum
Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fall 2021 Diversity and Equity
HyFlex Modality Accounting and Apportionment Fall 2021 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Adding Culturally Responsive Curriculum, Equity Mindedness and Anti-Racism to Course Outline of Record (COR) Requirements in Title 5 Fall 2021 Curriculum
Update Baccalaureate Degree Handbook Fall 2021 Curriculum
Develop a Rubric for Ethnic Studies Courses and Ethnic Studies Competencies Spring 2021 Curriculum
Develop a Rubric for Ethnic Studies Courses for CSU General Education Area F Spring 2021 Curriculum
Defining Ethnic Studies and its Four Core Disciplines Spring 2021 Curriculum
Update Paper on Local Curriculum Committees Fall 2020 Curriculum
Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement Fall 2020 Curriculum
Clarify and Strengthen the Ethnic Studies General Education Requirement Fall 2020 Curriculum
Paper and Resources for Evaluating Placement in English, English as a Second Language, and Mathematics Pathways Fall 2020 Matriculation
Critical Support for Early Childhood Education/Child Development Programs Fall 2020 Career Technical Education
Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubrics for Coding Course Outcomes Spring 2019 Curriculum
Support for the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement, Commonly Known as the American Institutions Requirement Spring 2019 Intersegmental Issues
Adopt Updated Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubrics for Coding English as a Second Language (ESL) Course Outcomes Fall 2019 Curriculum
English as a Second Language (ESL) Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubric Coding of Multiple Courses to the Same CB21 Competency Fall 2019 Curriculum
Clarify the Meaning of Fundamental Alteration When Providing Academic Accommodations Fall 2019 Curriculum
Repeatability of Credit Co-Requisite Support Courses Fall 2019 Curriculum
Ensuring Access and Opportunity for Success for All Students Through AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) Implementation Fall 2019 Curriculum

Rostrums

Title Issue Year Sort ascending
Implications and Considerations for Cross Listing Courses February 2022
What Is 5C and What Does It Do? April 2022
Ethnic Studies: Looking Back; Looking Forward February 2021
Moving the Needle: Equity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Anti-Racism in the Course Outline of Record November 2021
AB 705 and Its Unintended Consequences February 2020
10 Noncredit Instruction in Guided Pathways Efforts April 2020
Development Criteria for Curriculum Approval Processes November 2020
Course Repetition and Repeatability – Legal Mandate and Significant Change in Industry or Licensure Standards: Sharing the Burden for Certifying the Need for Repetition February 2019
Debunking Myths Around AB 705 July 2019
A Legacy of Honesty and Integrity July 2019
Senate’s First Annual Curriculum Institute July 2019
Apprenticeships and the Faculty Purview April 2018
The Importance of Major Preparation April 2018
Student Centered Funding and Curriculum: Keeping It Student Centered October 2018
Curriculum Streamlining September 2017
TOP Code Alignment Project and Impacts on Local Coding October 2017
Why We Still Need the Common Assessment April 2017
Reviewing, Evaluating and Improving the Curriculum Process – A Local Academic Senate Responsibility February 2016
Beyond Efficient Curriculum Approval Processes – Timely Catalog Publication March 2016
“Canned” Courses and Faculty Responsibilities October 2016
Effective and Efficient Local Curriculum Approval Processes October 2016
Best Practices for the Development of New Courses February 2015
The UC Transfer Admission Pathways November 2015
CB 21, C-ID, and the Ongoing Challenge of Defining Basic Skills Curriculum October 2014
Call Me Maybe? : When to Contact the Chancellor’s Office and How to Find Information on Your Own June 2013

Publications

Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide Revisited Spring 2017 Curriculum
Ensuring Effective Curriculum Approval Processes: A Guide for Local Senates Spring 2016 Curriculum
Awarding Credit Where Credit is Due: Effective Practices for the Implementation of Credit by Exam Spring 2014 Grading
Multiple Measures in Assessment: The Requirements and Challenges of Multiple Measures in the California Community Colleges Spring 2014 Matriculation
Setting Course Enrollment Maximums: Process, Roles, and Principles Spring 2012 Curriculum
Implementing Content Review for Communication and Computation Prerequisites Spring 2011 Curriculum
Student Success: The Case for Establishing Prerequisites through Content Review Fall 2010 Curriculum
The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide Spring 2008 Curriculum
Future Planning: Instruction as a Priority Fall 1982 Curriculum
Information Competency: Challenges and Strategies for Development Fall 2002 Curriculum
General Education Model Criteria for the Associate Degree Spring 1981 Curriculum
Components of a Model Course Outline of Record Fall 1995 Curriculum
Curriculum Committee Review of Distance Learning Courses and Sections Fall 1995 Curriculum
Good Practices for Course Approval Processes Spring 1998 Curriculum
Stylistic Considerations in Writing Course Outlines of Record Spring 1998 Curriculum
Curriculum Committee: Role, Structure, Duties and Standards of Good Practice Fall 1996 Curriculum
Issues and Options for Associate Degree Levels In Mathematics and English Fall 2004 Curriculum
Good Practices for the Implementation of Prerequisites Spring 1997 Curriculum

Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Stephanie Curry 2021-22 Chair
Michelle Bean 2021-22
Nili Kirschner 2021-22
Adrienne C. Brown 2021-22
Sarah Harris 2021-22
Henry Young 2021-22
Jeff Waller 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Josefina Gomez 2020-21
Michelle Plug 2020-21
Alexandra Diamant 2020-21
Carrie Roberson 2020-21 Chair
Michelle Bean 2020-21
Randy Beach 2020-21
Rose Giordano 2020-21
Jeff Waller 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes

Resources