Curriculum Processes

College-wide Curriculum Committee
The College-wide Curriculum Committee (CWCC) is a Senate subcommittee which sets curricular policies and serves as an advisory board to academic faculty who develop and revise degree program and course curricula. The Charter of Governance provides the following descriptions for function and charge:
Function: The Curriculum Committee shall have the following duties:
  1. To evaluate and recommend new courses in accordance with Board of Trustees guidelines.
  2. To evaluate and recommend any modifications of current courses in the curriculum, including credits, hours, titles, course descriptions, language of instruction, prerequisites, co-requisites, etc.
  3. To review and recommend approval of degree requirements and distribution requirements for existing departments.
  4. To review and recommend approval of all Letters of Intent and final proposals for all degree and certificate programs.
  5. To review Letters of Warning and apprise the Senate.
  6. To recommend to the College Senate the creation of subcommittees as the need arises, to cover such areas as skills across the curriculum, program review, etc.
  7. To present to the College Senate, for its approval, any items voted upon and recommended by the committee.
Charges of the College-Wide Curriculum Committee:
  1. To establish and maintain the standards and integrity of the College curricula.
  2. To review existing curricula periodically and recommend changes where appropriate.
  3. To encourage the development of new courses, concentrations, and programs consistent with the mission of the College by providing a College-wide forum for consideration of all new courses and program proposals.
  4. To review all curriculum proposals for their conformity to the College mission and objectives of the Department.
  5. To review and approve the final draft of the curricular offerings in the College Catalog.
Curricular items are initiated in the department by faculty or groups of faculty in consultation with the department chair. Approved items are presented to the CWCC. The CWCC evaluates and votes on curricular initiatives. Successful initiatives are presented to the College-wide Senate. 

For detailed information regarding the College Wide Curriculum Committee including the CWCC Procedures Manual, guidelines for the presentation of academic matters in the Chancellor's Report and all forms relevant to course creation and course and program revisions, see College Wide Curriculum Committee Information.