The Curriculum Committee is a subcommittee of the Academic Senate.
The committee meets Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm in the ITC Training Room. The committee accomplishes many of its functions through a set of subcommittees, including Tech Review, General Education, and Distance Education.
- Review curriculum proposals concerning new course offerings, course revisions, and course deletions proposed by academic departments. Recommend and forward course proposals that meet college, district, and state curriculum criteria.
- Review curriculum proposals concerning new program offerings, program revisions, and program deletions proposed by academic departments. Recommend and forward program proposals that meet college, district, and state curriculum criteria.
- Provide two-way communication with staff concerning issues, programs, and opportunities relating to ARC's curriculum.
- Review the ARC graduation requirements, including competency requirements the CSU and UC transfer patterns, and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
- Monitor the college program review process and provide a sounding board for departmental reports.
- Review and monitor the development, implementation, and assessment of Title V and matriculation-related pre- and co-requisites.
- Review ARC Extension curriculum proposals.
- Review the college's long-range educational programs and services as described in the Educational Master Plan.
- Develop curriculum processes and activities that align the college with regional and national accrediting standards.
Committee Chair - Valarie Rose
The Curriculum Committee consists of 24 members. Voting members (20) are distributed as follows:
- 13 faculty (one from each instructional area, including Library and Learning Resources and Counseling and Student Services, with one Vice-Chair to be selected from these faculty representatives)
- 1 articulation officer
- 1 distance education coordinator
- 1 student
- 1 Vice-President of Instruction (or designee)
- 1 Associate Vice-President of Economic and Workforce Development
- 1 management representative from the Student Services division
- 1 management representative from an instructional division
Non-voting members include:
- 1 faculty chair, appointed by Academic Senate (may cast a tie-breaking vote)
- 1 faculty past chair
- 1 Associate Vice-President of Instruction
- 1 Curriculum Instructional Services Assistant