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Revise Existing Program or Course

Revise an Existing Program

Step 1: Cluster Approval

  • The first step in program revision begins with the cluster. The cluster will review needs assessments, College and/or state requirements and outline program revisions it deems necessary. Once the full cluster approves the changes, a designated cluster member will begins the formal process of program revision and approval.

Step 2: Deans Approval and Documentation

  • Program revision requires the completion of a Program Revision Packet. Once this packet and its' support documents (cluster minutes, business partnership minutes (BPC) (if needed), course addition, revision and deletion packets) have received all necessary approvals it will be submitted and added to the Curriculum Committee agenda.

Step 3: Curriculum Committee Review and VPAA approval

  • The Curriculum Committee examines the proposed revisions to the program to determine the 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 program revisions. Unless an exception is authorized by the VPAA, all program revisions will go into effect the following Fall after the approval of the VPAA.

Exceptions: Significant/Substantive Changes require Deans' Council and President's Cabinet approval.

  • 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 program must also follow the College's Program Termination procedure prior to submitting the Program Deletion request to the Curriculum Committee.  Please refer to the Deleting Existing Program or Course webpage or contact Academic Services if you need clarification.

Revise an Existing Course

Step 1: Cluster Approval

  • The first step in revising an 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 begin the formal process of course revision and approval.

Step 2: Deans Approval and Documentation

  • Course revision requires the completion of a Course Revision Packet. Once this packet and its' support documents (program addition/revision packets, cluster and BPC minutes (if needed)) have received all necessary approvals it will be submitted and added to the Curriculum Committee agenda.

Step 3: Curriculum Committee Review and VPAA approval

  • 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.

 


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Revising curriculum 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 curriculum is revised - updating outdated offerings, meeting state-wide discipline committee decisions, and complying with business partnership recommendations.


 

 

 

 

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