Laney College

What Goes to CIPD and What Doesn’t?

What Goes to CIPD and What Doesn’t?

Changes to courses that involve information that goes in the catalog are modifications and will take more time . These changes to your course offerings should be discussed during the curriculum review process as part of your program review, then a plan for implementation should be determined giving yourself about a year to ensure quality changes.

If you are simply updating material that does not appear in the Catalog that is considered “Non-Catalog Changes to Course Course ” and the approval process is much shorter. The following are things we used to consider minor:

Textbook Updates

Modifying lecture/lab content

Updating objectives

Adding SLOs

The following are required to go to CIPD/Board or what we consider “Change to Catalog Info

If a change is made to the:

Department name and/or abbreviation

Course number

Course title

Course description

Pre/corequisite, including recommended preparation

Hours for lecture and/or laboratory

Grading basis

Remember! For these you might need to consult with other colleges if they teach the same course: Consultation Procedures

If you add a:

DE Addendum (this doesn’t have to be uniform throughout the district, but goes to CIPD as informational only)

Cross listing

If you are creating a “Fee Based Course” the form is much shorter, but it does have to go to the Board of Trustees for approval, so make sure you have enough time. There’s a handout to help you with creating a Fee Based Course on the “Getting Started” page.

If courses need to go to CIPD, please give yourself at least 2 months to complete the process. Be sure you are aware of dates posted on the Meeting Information page.