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Curriculum Committee

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

Neil Carpentier-Alting, Committee Chair / Faculty *
VACANT, Director, Non-Credit Education
Maria Fernandez, Interim Distance Education and Instructional Design Coordinator / Faculty *
Dr. Mark Fields, Vice President, Academic Affairs
Ed Kephart, Faculty *
Mark Klever, Dean, CTE
Michelle Knudsen, Articulation Officer / Faculty *
Shirley Louie, Faculty *
Nancy Miller, Coding Reviewer / Academic Analyst
Valerie Roberts, Dean, Liberal Arts
Charlie Roche, Dean, Health, Physical Education, and Kinesiology / Athletics Director
Patrice Thatcher-Stephens, Faculty *
Kirk Thomsen, Faculty *
VACANT - Student Representative

* Voting Members

Meetings

Currently we meet every Friday from 8:30 - 10:00 am on the Weed Campus in the Emergency Services Training Center room 3. Details in the BoardDocs agenda.

Agendas and Minutes

Course Outlines of Record (COR)

All active course CORs, for noncredit and credit courses, can be accessed here: https://siskiyous.elumenapp.com/public/

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.

Course Review

Program and Curriculum Review Calendar (2022-2028)

Distance Education

Distance Learning Addendum Form

General Education

Program and Course Approval Handbook 7th edition

COS GE Procedures

Resources

Annual Curriculum Committee Training and Review Manual

The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide

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 Curriculum Committee

Neil Carpentier-Alting, (530) 938-5206, carpentier-alting@siskiyous.edu
Questions regarding curriculum and technical issues

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

Michelle Knudsen, (530) 938-5960, mknudsen1@siskiyous.edu
Regarding matters pertaining to General Educaton and Articulation, including CI-D and AD-T