Delete Existing Program or Course
Delete an Existing Program
There are many reasons programs or program concentrations are deleted - outdated offerings, state-wide discipline committee or accrediting agency decisions, and business partnership council recommendations.
Deleting an existing program or program concentration involves steps to ensure that
this curriculum action is adequately justified and that all areas of the College affected
by the deletion are aware of its ramifications. Deletion of an existing program or
program concentration requires approval by the VPAA, Deans' Council, President's Cabinet,
President, Palm Beach State Board of Trustees and SACSCOC approval of Teach Out Plan(s)
prior to implementation.
- Programs must first initiate the College's Program Termination Procedure outlined in the Academic Management Manual Section G. Once this has been initiated, the program may proceed with the curriculum action to delete the program.
- The curriculum change process of deleting an existing program or program concentration begins with the cluster. The cluster will review needs assessments, college enrollment records and/or state requirements, and outline program revisions it deems necessary. Once the full cluster approved the deletion, a designated cluster member will begin the formal process of program or program concentration deletion. This process is part of the Curriculum Review Process.
For complete program deletion only a Program Deletion Form is prepared and sent through the Electronic Signature Procedure. Once the signature process is completed, the form plus support documents (cluster minutes, business partnership council minutes, course deletion forms) are sent to Palm Beach State Academic Deans' Council. In the case of a deleted program, Deans' Council examines the justification for the deletion and the impact on the College offerings and resources. If the Deans' Council approves the deletion, the topic of the program deletion is put on the President's Cabinet for discussion and recommendation to the Palm Beach State Board of Trustees. President's Cabinet approval of this action initiates the creation of a Board Packet by the VPAA office for presentation to the Board of Trustees. Once the Palm Beach State Board of Trustees approves the deletion, the College catalog text is revised for next edition. The Curriculum Committee is notified by the VPAA of the decision of the Board of Trustees as an FYI and the time frame for completion of the deletion of the program is established. The originator of this curriculum action is notified by Academic Services when the Board of Trustees ratifies the program deletion.
For a program concentration deletion, Deans' Council approves the concept of deleting the program concentration considering the impact on the remaining program or program concentrations and students currently enrolled in the program concentration scheduled for deletion. The Curriculum Committee reviews and recommends the revisions to the remainder of the program to accommodate the deleted concentration. Therefore, for this curriculum action, both Program Deletion Form and Program Revision Form are completed. The originator attends the Curriculum Committee meeting to answer any questions about the program concentration deletion. If approved, the Curriculum Committee recommends this action to the VPAA, who makes the final approval of the action.
Delete an Existing Course
Deleting an existing course involves steps to ensure that all areas of the College affected by this curriculum action are aware of the ramifications of this action. Course deletion is the removal of a course from the Palm Beach State course offerings. There are many reasons courses are deleted - updated or outdated offerings, state-wide discipline committee or accrediting agency requests, and business partnership council recommendations.
Removing a course from a program list which is still included in other program lists is not a course deletion. Rather this is included in a program revision action.
The first step in the process of deleting an existing course begins with the appropriate cluster. The cluster will review needs assessments, college enrollment records and/or state requirements, and decide on curriculum changes involving the deletion of a course. Once the full cluster approved the deletion, a designated cluster member begins the formal process of course deletion. This process is part of the Curriculum Review Process.
Course deletion requires the Course Deletion Form Once the form along with needed support documents (program addition/revision form, cluster and BPC minutes (as needed), program learning outcomes) is approved via the Electronic Signature Process , it is presented to the Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum Committee examines the proposed course deletion for impact on the Course Dictionary, Degree Audit System and other programs and certificates. If approved, a recommendation is made 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.