Policy Name: Curriculum Governance
Responsibility for Maintenance: Academic Affairs
Date of most recent changes: June 19, 2015
I. Policy Statement
The Curriculum Committee of Onondaga Community College will oversee the establishment and modifications of curriculum in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy.
II. Reason for Policy
The Curriculum Committee works as a standing committee of the Faculty and on their behalf; curricular matters require the formal action of the Faculty. The Curriculum Committee will recommend to the faculty procedures and policies in the area of curriculum development and implementation.
III. Applicability of the Policy
All faculty, and other College employees involved in the development and/or approval of curriculum, should be familiar with this policy.
IV. Related Documents
- New York State Education Department Regulations, 8 NYCRR Parts 604.3(b) (1); 605.1.
- Curriculum Handbook
| Term || Definition |
| Curriculum || Sequence of educational activities designed to create a coherent learning experience that provides opportunities for students to achieve expected learning outcomes. |
Proposals for the establishment of new curriculum or modifications of existing curriculum shall be prepared by appropriate Faculty and shared with the Curriculum Coordinator to ensure accuracy and completeness. Complete proposals, once approved by Department Faculty, shall be submitted to the Curriculum Committee, and as appropriate, Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee, for review. Following Curriculum Committee approval, proposals shall be forwarded to the Faculty Association for review and recommendation. Subsequently, proposals shall be submitted to administration for implementation.
VIII. Forms/Online Processes
- Curriculum Forms: New Program, Revised Program, New Course, Revised Course, Selected Topics, Course Deactivation, and Course Outline
Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
Updated and approved by the President January 25, 2010
Updated and approved by the President April 16, 2012
Updated and approved by the President June 19, 2015