The purpose of the College-Wide Curriculum Committee is to rigorously review those changes in curriculum proposed to the Committee and to evaluate their impact on students, curriculum, and the College as a whole and make recommendations to the appropriate parties.

Charter Sponsor

College Senate

Charter Contact

Committee Chair


  •  Aaron Fried, CWCC Chair, Chair
  • Jim Maio, Dean, Student Support or designee, Non-voting member
  • Jennifer DeWeerth, Dean, Student Enrollment or designee, Non-voting member
  • Rosemary Spetka, Registrar or designee, Non-voting member
  • Carolyn DeJohn, Executive Director of CCED or designee, Non-voting member
  • Stephen Frisbee, Director of College Libraries or designee
  • Belinda Alvarado, Faculty - BELA (School of Humanities)
  • Shannon Crocker, Faculty - SSHS (School of STEM transfer)
  • Brandon Walcutt, Faculty - HOBS
  • Erica Brindisi, Faculty - STEM Transfer
  • Jim Lynch, VPLAA Representative, Non-voting member
  • Christine VanNamee, Academic Dean, Non-voting member


  • Review all curriculum proposals and make recommendations directly to the VPLAA
  • Review and refine curriculum approval procedures
  • Develop communication systems regarding curriculum changes throughout the College
  • Recommend professional development opportunities regarding curriculum to the Employee Enrichment Council as needed
  • Make periodic updates and recommendations to the College Senate regarding committee actions
  • Submit annual written report to College Senate
  • Submit reports

Does Not

  • Make final determinations
  • Discuss contractual issues

Guiding Points

  • Keep the College mission, with an emphasis on the student experience, front and center.
  • Help the College be responsive to changing community needs.
  • Consider the student experience and the relationship between curriculum structure, academic advising, and student success.
  • All members serve as liaisons to faculty in support of the curriculum development process.

Updated Aug. 18, 2017