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College-Wide Curriculum Committee

Purpose: 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


(all are three-year terms)

  • Faculty* -  At Large (elected)
  • Faculty* - representative of SSHS (elected)
  • Faculty* - representative of BELA (elected)
  • Faculty* -(appointed by AVP for SSHS)**
  • Faculty* -(appointed by AVP for BELA)**
  • Faculty* (appointed by VP for Learning & Academic Affairs)**
  • Faculty* (appointed by VP for Learning & Academic Affairs)**
  • Director of College Libraries or designee
  • Director of Academic Systems or designee (non-voting)
  • Executive Director of CCED or designee (non-voting)
  • Registrar or designee (non-voting)
  • Associate Dean of Student Enrollment and Advisement or designee (non-voting)
  • Associate Dean (non-voting)

*Attention should be given to faculty schedules so as not to conflict with committee meeting times
* VPLAA is encouraged to appoint from unrepresented areas
*Chair must be elected annually by committee


  • 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
  • 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 Center faculty in support of the curriculum development process


Updated 8.18.17