Develop a Paper on Effective Practices for Educational Program Development

Resolution Number
Diana Hurlbut
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
In Progress
Status Report

The 2016-17 Committee is in process of writing this paper, which will be forwarded to the 2017-18 Committee . 2017 - 18: The committee will finalize the paper for possible adoption at the Fall 2017 plenary session.

Whereas, “Educational program development,” which is an academic and professional matter identified in Title 5 §53200, involves the development of all certificates and degrees and is therefore inherently a curricular matter;

Whereas, The Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy[1] has identified several recommendations that have resulted in a focus on the development of educational programs, including the following:

  • Evaluate, strengthen, and revise the curriculum development process to ensure alignment from education to employment. 

  • Evaluate, revise, and resource the local, regional, and statewide CTE curriculum approval process to ensure timely, responsive, and streamlined curriculum approval. 

  • Improve program review, evaluation, and revision processes to ensure program relevance to students, business, and industry as reflected in labor market data.
  • Develop robust connections between community colleges, business and industry representatives, labor and other regional workforce development partners to align college programs with regional and industry needs and provide support for CTE programs; and

Whereas, Faculty and colleges would benefit from a paper specifically dedicated to effective practices for developing and revising all educational programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a paper on effective practices for developing and revising all educational programs and bring the paper to the Spring 2017 Plenary Session for approval.


[1] The report of the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy is available at