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.
2019-2020 Membership: (updated 9.18.19)
|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.||vacant|
|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.||vacant|
|Faculty, Library||Fac. Sen. Pres.||vacant|
|Distance Education Coordinator/designee||—||—||vacant|
|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.||vacant|
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 and re-evaluated every Spring semester.
Job Descriptions effective Spring 2016: