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Revise Existing Program or Course

Revise an Existing Program

Revising an existing program involves steps to ensure that all areas of the College affected by the revision understand the changes that will be made and are aware of their ramifications. There are varied reasons programs are revised - updating outdated offerings, meeting state-wide discipline committee decisions, and complying with business partnership recommendations.

The first step in the process of revising an existing program or program concentration begins with the cluster. The cluster or a designated sub-committee will review needs assessments, College records and/or state requirements and outline program revisions it deems necessary. Once the full cluster approved the changes, a designated cluster member will begins the formal process of program revision and approval. This process is part of the Curriculum Review Process.

Program revision requires a Program Revision Packet be completed. Once this form and its' support documents (cluster minutes, cluster minutes, business partnership minutes (if needed), course addition, revision and deletion packets)have gone through the Electronic Signature Procedure it will be submitted and added to the Palm Beach State Curriculum Committee agenda.

The Curriculum Committee examines the proposed revisions to the program to review how they impact on the Course Dictionary, Degree Audit and other programs and certificates. The Curriculum Committee makes a recommendation to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) who gives final approval for the curriculum action. Unless an exception is authorized by the VPAA, all program revisions will go into effect the following Fall after the approval of the VPAA.

In some cases, if the program revision involves deleting a program concentration from the College offerings, this action needs Deans' Council approval to be considered by the Curriculum Committee. In this case, the designated cluster member must also fill out a Program Deletion Packet and submit that to Deans' Council for approval prior to filling out the Program Revision Packet. Go to Deleting a Program or Program Track or contact Academic Services if you need clarification.

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Revise an Existing Course

Revising an existing course involves steps to ensure that all areas of the College affected by the revision understand the change and are aware of its ramifications. There are many reasons courses are revised - updating outdated offerings, meeting state-wide discipline committee decisions, and complying with business partnership recommendations.

The first step in the process of revising an existing course begins with the cluster. An individual faculty member or an entire cluster will decide revisions are needed for an existing course. If the cluster approves the idea, a member will be assigned to begins the formal process of course revision and approval. This process is called the Curriculum Review Process.

Course revision in the Curriculum Review Process requires the completion of a Course Revision Packet. This packet includes the necessary support documents (course outline, program addition/revision form, cluster and BPC minutes (if necessary), program learning outcomes) for presentation to the Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee examines the proposed revisions to a course to determine impact on the Course Dictionary, Degree Audit and other departments and programs across the college. The Curriculum Committee makes a recommendation to the Vice- President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) who gives final approval for the curriculum action. Unless an exception is authorized by the VPAA, all curriculum action will go into effect the following Fall after the approval of the VPAA.


Reactivating an Inactive Course

Reactivating an inactive course is a somewhat simpler action and requires the Course Reactivation Packet. Reactivation is used to allows an existing course to be offered in the last version that was offered at Palm Beach State. ANY changes to a course being reactivated deems it a revised course and a Course Revision Packet must be sent through the curriculum process in place of the Course Reactivation packet.

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