As a standing committee of the Laney College Faculty Senate, the curriculum committee is responsible for the review and approval of curriculum. After curriculum committee approval, curriculum requests move through to the Vice President of Instruction, the Council of Instructional Planning and Development (CIPD) and the Board of Trustees.
- Review proposals for new courses and programs, course and program revisions and deactivations.
- Participate in the program review and accreditation review processes.
- Review and recommend changes in the general education and graduation requirements.
- Review course proposals for alignment with articulation requirements.
- Recommend procedures and policies affecting curriculum.
- Review and recommend changes to the college catalog.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEARCH FOR THE COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD FOR EVERY COURSE AND PROGRAM AT LANEY:
9/4/20 RESOLUTION ON EQUITY IN CURRICULUM
Laney College Curriculum Committee commits supporting equity through curricullum development and updates. Click on link below for the Resolution approved unanimously at our Sept. 4th, 2020 committee meeting.
9/4/20 – NEW AND IMPROVED DE TAB IN META!
A new and improved DE Tab was developed in META, replacing the 2 previous DE tabs AND the DE Supplement Form. (Yay!)
- Beginning Aug. 26, 2020, proposals created in META for new or updated courses will only need to fill out the ONE DE TAB if ou are adding/updating DE. The DE Supplement Form is no longer required.
- META proposals that are currently In Review and the faculty originator would now like to add/update DE to the course, the “Interim DE Addendum” (click on the link below) has been created.
- This “Interim” Addenda for DE is a to be used ONLY if you have a course that is currently In Review in META AND you are now wishing to adjust DE to the course. The purpose of offering this interim document is to fill a gap created during the META DE tab update over the summer. Additionally, with the added likelihood of remote teaching in Spring 2020, this form gives curriculum that is In Review, the opportunity to still add DE without the extra work of the old DE Tabs & Supplement Form (no longer required since we updated the DE tab in META).
OTHER DE TIDBITS
- If a course is already designated for any percent of DE, it is covered for emergency situations, but only for the DE percentage identified in META.
- The New DE Tab is designed to document what percentage of DE you think is best for the course to be taught during emergency situations.
- Now that we have experienced so much DE, you may want to update your course to be taught DE in general (and emergency situations too), SO, please consider updating your course for DE.
- In Spring 2020, CIPD unanimously voted to bring new DE as informational to CIPD AND Board of Trustees (BOT). (It used to have to be voted on at BOT)
- Courses can be offered immediately after local Curriculum Committee approval instead of waiting for BOT approval.
- PLEASE NOTE: Even though DE can now be implemented after local committee approval, faculty must take the Spring 2021 Schedule Build Timeline into account! Therefore, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that faculty create proposals in META (to add DE and/or update DE for emergency situations) ASAP so it can be approved by the local Curriculum Committee in time to make it into the schedule build.
9/4/20 POWERPOINT SLIDES OF COMMITTEE MEMBER TRAINING DAY
Click on the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation on training committee members.
6/20/20 NEW CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Welcome John Reager, Music Professor, to the Curriculum Chairing position. Heather Sisneros and John Reager will be co-chairing the committee for the 2020-2022 term. Don’t worry–Pinar Alscher has not left us! She is now a Technical Reviewer and still incredibly needed on our team.
6/20/20 TECHNICAL REVIEWERS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
Technical Reviewers are your first point of contact for updating or creating new curriculum. Whether designing a new course or adding Distance Education, your designated Tech Reviewer is your number one resource. Find your department and contact your Tech Reviewer to meet and/or answer questions or assist with working through the curriculum process. Cheers to you and our awesome Technical Reviewers~
|Laurie Allen-Requa||Cheryl Lew (Culinary Arts Professor)||Pinar Alscher (Chemistry Professor)||Annie Agard (English Speakers of Other Languages aka ESOL Professor)|
|Geology||Const. Mgmt||FOREIGN LANG.||-Bank/Finance|
|-NATAM||Wood Tech||LCI||-Sport Fitness|
4/20/20 – EMERGENCY TEMPORARY DE INFORMATION
Click on the link below to go to all the information regarding Emergency Temp. DE for Summer 2020 & Fall 2020
1/23/2020 – ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND TEACHING COURSES IN A SHORTENED TIMEFRAME
At the 3/22/19 Curriculum Committee meeting, discussion occured as to the integrity of a course and student learning in 3.0 or more unit course being taught in a shortened timeframe. Below are documents that were used in the discussion–> 2006 State Academic Senate Resolution and 2010 State Academic Statement, the Peralta Course and Approval Handbook which also documents our District Academic Senate’s Resolution regarding Academic Integrity, and minutes from our 3/22/19 committee meeting.
From the committees discussion, there was consensus that we follow the recommendation of the State Academic Senate and create a seperate approval process for curriculum proposals of 3.0+ unit courses that are requested to be offered in a shortened timeframe:
“Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that when a course of three or more semester or equivalent quarter units is to be offered in a time frame of fewer than six weeks, the local curriculum committee, as part of the curriculum approval process, engage the discipline faculty in a separate review of the course for the following: academic integrity and rigor, the method for meeting Carnegie units, the ability for students to complete and for faculty to evaluate assignments, including those done outside of class, and the appropriateness of the method of delivery, to determine whether the course should be offered in a specific shortened time frame.”
Section: “Offering Courses in a Shortened Timeframe”
8/23/19 – CURRICULUM COMMITTEE TRAINING POWERPOINT SLIDES
The following Powerpoint is the Laney College Curriculum Committee’s Training slides. Information includes: what it means to be on the committee, Laney’s and Peralta’s curriculum approval processes, and information on Title 5 requirements. Feel free to peruse the slides for curriculum information.
5/10/19 – CURRICULUM COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ON SLO/PLO ASSESSMENT WORK UP TO DATE BEFORE NEW COURSES/PROGRAMS REVIEWED
The Curriculum Committee voted unanimously to pass the below resolution indicating that the Curriculum Committee will not review any new courses or programs from departments with a significant number of courses/programs in need of SLO assessment. The resolution will go to Faculty Senate in Fall 2019 for approval/support by that body.
4/22/19 – WHEN COURSES CAN BE OFFERED AS DISTANCE EDUCATION
The Curriculum Committee reviewed campus and district documents in an attempt to clarify when existing courses being updated to add Distance Education as an additional delivery method may be offered. The course may be offered online (or hybrid) AFTER the course update for DE has gone through the approval of the local Curriculum Committee, brought to CIPD as informational, and then approved at the Board of Trustee’s meeting. It is only after the Board of Trustee approval that a new section of the course, offered as DE, may be added to a planning schedule.
Administrative Procedure 4105 Distance Education
Section II Course Approval
C. Distance education proposals are sent to the Council on Instruction, Planning, and Development (CIPD) as informational items that require Board of Trustees approval in order to be implemented in META.”
9/16/16 – CURRICULUM COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ON UPDATING COURSES
The Curriculum Committee voted unanimously to pass the below resolution indicating that the Curriculum Committee will not review any new courses or programs from departments with a significant number of courses in need of updating. Click on the link below to read the full Resolution