Laney College

Getting Started

Getting Started

When you log into META , you will see something like this:Highlighted are four areas with arrows that are important for navigating the website:

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Study the Meta User Manual

and Peralta Course Approval and Process Manual

Here’s a handout for Creating a Fee Based Course.

If you are unsure about whether your proposal will need to go to CIPD after it is approved by the Laney Curriculum Committee, see the definitions on the What Goes to CIPD and What Doesn’t page.

While writing you course, you may have questions about SLOs vs. Objectives. This handout may answer those questions: SLOs vs. Objectives

You should also pay careful attention to the Rubric for Outcomes Approval with Examples.

When building a new course, you may need to choose a new number. You may not use a number that is presently in use in your discipline elsewhere in the District, or that has been used by your discipline in the past. To select a course number, refer to the Uniform Course Numbering System.

If your course is offered on another campus, it’s best to let them know what you’re plans are. Here’s information on Consultation Procedures

The State Chancellor has some specific rules that you may want to review: California Community Colleges Curriculum Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH) and Title 5 Guidelines on Repeatability4-27-12 FINAL

If you are working on Programs

Our Educational Program Development Process Handout will help explain the process and let you know what we except of you when you come to our committee meetings. Here is a digital form to fill out the information we ask for in Program Development: Request for Program Approval Form

If you would just like the state application, here is the new program form as a word document (NewCreditProgramCCC-501-Jan2011). To make substantial changes to an existing program, use this form – SubChangeCCC-510-Jan2011.  Here is the state’s handout to help you fill it out (it is 39 pages long, so I suggest you review it on your computer first). Please be sure you read the Laney College Handout as well.

District-wide, there is another manual from 2002 if you need it: Program Development Manual (PCCD)

If you are working on a CTE course, you may also find helpful information on the Bay Area Community College Consortium website (http://baccc.net/)

If you need more help, just ask your Lead Tech Reviewer or Curriculum Committee Chair.