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New Curriculum Creation Process – Approved Spring 2022:

Curriculum Originators must meet with their Dean and Curriculum Chair PRIOR TO CREATING A PROPOSAL  to gather needed information for curriculum creation.

Click on the below link to download the document:

New Curriculum Work

Steps to Create New Curriculum:

  1. Document new curriculum ideas and concepts in your Program Review.  Include justification for need.
  2. You must meet with your Dean and Curriculum Chair to discuss the curriculum PRIOR TO CREATING THE CURRICULUM IN META.
    1. Document meeting with notes on the document below
  3. Follow up on any tasks or discussion points identified at the Dean/Curriculum Chair meeting
  4. Create proposal in META, be sure to include mandated documents
  5. Meeting notes will be uploaded into META after the proposal is created

Development of New Curriculum (Courses and Programs)

Work Flow, Discussion Points, Meeting Notes, Information & Resources

This document serves to house the following:

  • Outline the curriculum workflow for new courses and programs (column 1)
  • Required discussion points between the dean and faculty originator (Launch requirement: meeting notes must be uploaded in META-use this form for meeting notes) (column 2 and 3)
  • Links to resources for specific elements required in curriculum development (column 3)


Work Flow for New Curriculum (courses and programs) Discussion Points / Information Gathering

-Some points may be relevant only to course development, others only to program development



Meeting Notes –Include meeting date and attendees

Resource links (underline means will be a link to a resource document or webpage)
1)  Faculty Originator meet w/ Division Dean, Dept. Chair, Curriculum Co-Chair 1.      Program Review Documentation: Confirm curriculum is in department’s Program Review and aligns with the departments goals/mission.

2.     Area of Interest: Confirm which area of Interest the curriculum falls under.

1. Program Review

2. List of Areas of Interest (with list of departments in each of the areas)

3.     SLO/PLO Work: Check if department has sufficiently assessed SLOs and PLOs. (Curriculum Committee resolution does not allow for CC to review new curriculum until dept. has sufficiently assess SLOs) 3A.  Assessment Report from META

3B.  CPR Assessment Rating (found in Program Review validation form)

3C.  Assessment Planning Guide (held within the department)

4.     Curriculum Updated: Check if department is up to date with curriculum and program updating. (Curriculum Committee resolution does not allow for CC to review new curriculum until dept. has updated all curriculum) 4.  May Day Report
5.     Title 5 “Criteria Development” Requirements:

1.      Appropriateness of Mission of College

2.     Student need

3.     Curriculum Standards (addressed at Curriculum Committee Level)

4.     Adequate Resources to realistically maintain course/program:

a.     Available monies for Faculty, availability of instructors, FTEF

b.     Facilities

c.     Equipment

d.     Library materials and resources (addressed in the Librarian Level)

e.     Ability to offer course at least once every 2 years

5.     Compliance (addressed at Curr. Comm. Level)

5A.  Title 5 Criteria Development

5B.  What Role your curriculum plays in College Goals

Item 4b.: you may be asked to build a 2-year schedule with all active courses and FTEF allocation

6.     Rough Draft of Curriculum: Present Justification, rough draft of: title, course description, unit value, course content, *includes listing 3-5 skill sets that will the student will achieve-this will inform SLO mapping to PLOs/ILOs.

7.     Course Numbering: Appropriate course numbering (consistent sequencing)

6. Rough Draft Template to fill in that has information to assist in developing course description, etc.

7.  Request list of course numbers that have been used from CC or CS

8.     Requisite Check: Discuss/Determine if there is a need for pre-requisites, co-requisites, or recommended preps.  May include discussion on collaboration needs with other departments in mapping electives, and course offering schedule to ensure degree completion in a timely fashion 8A.  Analyzation of potential requisites and their impact on other departments (double counting in other degrees, etc).


9.     Consultation: Determine if consultation is needed 9. PCCD Consultation Form
10.   Course CPL Appropriateness: Discuss appropriateness, methods of assessment, and if districtwide discussion is needed

11.    CPL Course Petition: Fill out CPL form

10.  CPL Lead

11.  CPL Course Petition Form

12.   Additional Documents:  Determine additional documentation needed and submission requirements/timelines of each


12A. Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template

12B.  Narrative forms

12C. Labor Market Index (LMI) data

12D. Advisory Minutes

12E. BACCC endorsement (needed after local approval)

12F. PCCD Consultation Form

13.   Distance Education: Discuss Distance Education opportunities


13.  Appropriateness of offering course online, in what circumstance, and to what degree – need this resource
14.   Area of Interest Mapping: (Programs only) Finalize Area of Interest Mapping 14.  Program Mapper application????—maybe be later in the process instead?????
15.   Minimum Qualifications: Determine Minimum Qualifications for the course 15.  Discipline Handbook and Subject Matter Expert peers
16.   Grant Money: If CTE grant – discuss transition plan to offer course after grant is done. 16.  Resources—????
17.    IF NON-CREDIT PROPOSAL: discuss which area of non-credit and ensure is valid and appropriate

18.   Course Mirror:  Mirrored course or not (and requirements if mirrored)

19.   NC Hour Requirements: Determine total hours of class

17A. Ten areas of Non-Credit

17B.  Four Areas of Non-Credit that receive full apportionment

18.  Mirror course resource TODO

19. Non-Credit Hour Calculations

20.   Equity in Curriculum: Discussion of ideas of how to integrate diversity & equity in college curriculum 20.  Need to create/find resources to provide faculty w/ the tools to develop curriculum w/ diverse pops in mind.
2) Faculty Originator consults w/ Articulation Officer (If identified at meeting with dean) 1.  Articulation, Transfer, C-ID: discuss and determine transfer, articulation, and C-ID status/need. Deadlines for submission for eligibility. Meeting notes are not required to be uploaded in META. 1A. Articulation Officer

1B. Articulation Website

3) Faculty Originator create and launch proposal in  CurrIQunet META. Proposal created and launched in meta – all discussions and tasks outlined above should be done prior to launching curriculum in meta 1. Template of fields in META to assist faculty in filling in META.
New 4.) Department Chair review of curriculum in META   Department Chair responsibilities when approving curriculum in the work flow
4)  Faculty Originator consults with librarian 1. Library Resource Availability: Review resources available in the library that may support the course/program (Printed materials, non-print materials, online materials)

2. Library Services Availability: Review services available at the library/LRC in the subject areas related to the course/program

3.  OER Opportunities: Review opportunities for Open Educational Resources (OER)

Meeting notes are not required to be uploaded to META. 1., 2., 3. Faculty Originator Discussion

4. OER committee member




5)  Faculty Originator attends “OneStop” Tech Review Session 1. Review of Curriculum Proposal in META:  each field double checked with special focus on requisites, coding and transfer/articulation (if applicable) Faculty Originator, Curriculum Specialist, Tech Reviewer, Curriculum Chair, & AO/Counselor

1.      PCAH

2.     Coding Sheet

Articulation Website

6) Faculty Originator meets w/ Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Lead to discuss appropriateness of course for CPL
7) Faculty Originator  monitors progress of the proposal in CurrIQunet META 1.  In META, check “proposal history” to see what level the curriculum is in the approval process
8) Faculty Originator attends Curriculum Committee Meeting to present/defend the proposal. 1.  Curriculum Questions:  Committee may ask questions for clarification of the curriculum.  


The next steps outline the last steps of the process before curriculum is able to be offered.  Faculty is less involved or not involved in these steps.
9.) Curriculum reviewed at CIPD.

10.) Curriculum reviewed at Board of Trustees

11.) Curriculum submitted to state for chaptering and control number

12.) State approval sent to college VPI/Curriculum Specialist

13.) Curriculum inputted into PeopleSoft to become active and available for scheduling



Laney Curriculum Resources

Course/Program Submission Instructions

Rubric for Outcomes Approvals

Peralta Community College District Curriculum Resources

Peralta PCAH: Program and Course Approval Handbook 4th Edition

Uniform Course Numbering (UCN) System

Discipline Minimum Qualification Report

DE Peralta Resources

District website for Curriculum Resources

State Curriculum Resources

The PCAH: Program Course and Approval Handbook 7th Edition

Taxonomy of Programs (TOP code)

Emergency readiness and FERPA guidelines  REMS_IHE_Guide_508

Westlaw (where you find Ed code-California code of regulations):

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