Curriculum Committee

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to approve new and revised curriculum and academic policies to ensure compliance with Title 5 and California Education Code prior to submission to the District Governing Board for final approval. The Curriculum Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Senate who, with advice from administration, reviews and recommends new/modified curriculum to the Academic Senate and District Board of Trustees.

Committee Members

Mike Graves, Curriculum Chair, Faculty *
Dave Clarke, Faculty *
Dr. Sunny Greene, Articulation Officer / Faculty *
Charlie Roche, Faculty *
Jodi Dawson, Curriculum Secretary
Elaine Eldridge, Coding Reviewer / Academic Analyst
Maria Fernandez, Distance Learning Committee
Dennis Roberts, Associate Dean, Instruction / Director, Athletics
Dean of Career & Technical Education - Vacant
Dean of Instruction - Vacant
Dr. Todd Scott, Vice President, Instruction
Student Representative - Vacant

* Voting Members

Meetings

Every Monday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Boardroom.

Agendas and Minutes

Compliance

Title 5 §53200(b) states that the Academic Senate is an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. Section §53200(c) states that "academic and professional matter" means the following policy development and implementation matters:

  1. Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and placing courses within disciplines
  2. Degree and certificate requirements
  3. Grading policies
  4. Educational program development
  5. Standards and policies regarding student preparation and success
  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities
  9. Processes for program review
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the board and the academic senate.

Of these matters, 1 through 5 relate to curriculum. The Curriculum Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Senate who, with advice from administration, reviews and recommends new/modified curriculum to the Academic Senate and District Board of Trustees.

CurricUnet

CurricUNET Videos:

http://www.curricunet.com/siskiyous/videos.cfm

How to Select a Proposal Type
How to update or create a course using CurricUNET - (coming soon)
FAQ regarding CurricUNET - (coming soon)

Course Review

Curriculum Review Cycle Recommendations
Curriculum Review Cycle (2014-2020)
Course Review Cycle

Technical Review

Tech Review Checklist
FAQ regarding Technical Review - (coming soon)

Distance Education

Distance Education Language
Senate Policy for Distance Education

General Education

E1 GE Template
COS GE Procedures

Resources

The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide
Program and Course Approval Handbook, 5th Edition
Good Practices for Course Approval Processes

Policies and Procedures

Board Policies, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs:

BP 4020 - Program and Curriculum Development
BP 4025 - Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree and General Education
BP 4235 - Credit by Examination
BP 4260 - Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Administrative Procedures, Chapter 4 Academic Affairs:

AP 4020 - Program and Curriculum Development
AP 4022 - Course Approval
AP 4025 - Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree & General Education
AP 4105 - Distance Education
AP 4227 - Repeatable Courses
AP 4235 - Credit by Examination

Contact Us

Mike Graves, (530) 938-5536(530) 938-5536, graves@siskiyous.edu
Questions regarding curriculum and technical issues

Jodi Dawson (530) 938-5572(530) 938-5572, dawsonj@siskiyous.edu
Questions regarding access to CurricUNET

Maria Fernandez, (530) 938-5268(530) 938-5268, fernandez@siskiyous.edu
Regarding matters pertaining to Distance Education

Dr. Sunny Greene, (530) 938-5297(530) 938-5297, greene@siskiyous.edu
Regarding matters pertaining to Articulation, including CI-D and AD-T


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