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Committee Information

Charge:

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.

 Our Responsibilities:

  • 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.

2019-2020 Membership:

Member Title Term Elect/Appt. Representative
Co-Chair 2 years Elected by  Cmte. Pinar Alscher
Co-Chair 2 years Elected by  Cmte. Heather Sisneros
VP of Instruction/designee Rudy Besikof
Articulation Officer Laura Bollentino
Faculty, Area 1 (Physical Sciences) Fac. Sen. Pres. Laurie Allen-Requa
Faculty, Area 2 (Social & Behavioral Sc.) Fac. Sen. Pres. Donald Moore
Faculty, Area 3 (Humanities) Fac. Sen. Pres. John Reager
Faculty, Area 4 (Language & Rationality) Fac. Sen. Pres. Anne Agard
Faculty, Area 5 (Ethnic Studies) Fac. Sen. Pres. Meryl Siegal
Faculty, CTE Fac. Sen. Pres. Vina Cera
Faculty, CTE Fac. Sen. Pres. Karl Seelbach
Faculty, Counseling Fac. Sen. Pres. Laura Contreras
Faculty, Library Fac. Sen. Pres. Phillippa Caldeira
Distance Education Coordinator/designee Phillippa Caldeira
Assessment Coordinator Rebecca Bailey
Academic Support Services Specialist Iolani Sodhy-Gereben
Student 1 year ALSC President vacant
Faculty, Tech Reviewer (non-voting) 1 year VPI/FS Pres. Anne Agard
Faculty, Tech Reviewer (non-voting) 1 year VPI/FS Pres. Laurie Allen-Requa
Faculty, Tech Reviewer (non-voting) 1 year VPI/FS Pres. John Reager
Faculty, Tech Reviewer (non-voting) 1 year VPI/FS Pres. Cheryl Lew
CIPD Faculty Rep 1 year FS Pres. Phillippa caldeira

Responsibilities of Committee Membership

Responsibilities of Curriculum Committee Chair

 To learn more about our committee, you can download our guidelines here: Curriculum Committee Guidelines Updated March 2015

Here is a slide presentation about What It Means to Be on the Laney College Curriculum Committee.

You can download all the information on this website here: Curriculum-Committee-Website-Information-Updated-5.12.2014

Here is the link to our District Curriculum Manual: http://web.peralta.edu/curriculum/curriculum-documents/

 

Resolutions and documents adopted by the Laney Curriculum Committee:

Long Curriculum Review Planning Checklist (includes additional items to be completed by curriculum specialist or chairs, which are not included on the version used by faculty completing curriculum review.)

Criteria for the Suitability of New Courses, adopted by the committee in spring 2016.

Assessment Coordinator Provisional Super Powers, approved by the committee in spring 2016 to be reconsidered in spring 2017.

Job Descriptions effective Spring 2016:

Responsibilities of Committee Membership

Responsibilities of Curriculum Committee Chair

Tech Reviewer Job Description

How to:

Determine whether a course or program is active at the State level