Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee assumes a very serious and important function at the comprehensive community college level. At Shasta College, the Curriculum Committee functions as an important segment of the administrative/faculty shared governance process. As such, it works closely with the Academic Senate and other campus committees.

The Curriculum Committee meets the first and third Mondays of each month during the fall and spring semesters.

The college certifies that the Curriculum Committee has been established by mutual agreement of the administration and the Academic Senate as required in Title 5, Section 55002(a)(1).

Committee Membership 

Agendas and Minutes 

Chancellor's Office Program & Course Approval Handbook


Stand-Alone Course Application/Approval
When a course is not a part of an approved program, it is referred to as a "stand-alone course." A course is considered to be "part of an approved program" when it is required or is on a list of restricted electives, specified by course title or number, from which students are required to choose to achieve a degree or certificate in a program approved by the Chancellor's Office. A course is not considered "part of an approved program" when it is only required for a certificate that has been approved locally, but not by the Chancellor's Office -- such as a certificate requiring fewer than 18 semester or 27 quarter units.

All stand-alone courses must be submitted to the Curriculum Committee following the new-course procedure. Upon local Council approval, the course will be submitted for action/approval by the Shasta College Board of Trustees. 
   

Distance Education 

DE Approved Courses 

 

Five-Year Curriculum Review 

All existing curriculum is required to be reviewed within each five-year cycle and the appropriate forms submitted to the Curriculum Committee. All courses must meet this requirement to remain in the catalog as active. The Five-Year List identifies which courses have been reviewed during the current cycle. 

Five-Year Curriculum Review  (effective fall 2012)


Independent Study
Independent Study Form  

 

Non-Credit Courses 

The goal of Noncredit (often referred to as adult education) is to provide educational opportunities that address the unique needs of California adults. Noncredit education provides persons with skills that are critical to their ability to become and or remain independent and to contribute to the economy of California. Noncredit education provides adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED), increase literacy skills, learn English, learn to read and write, gain American citizenship, become an effective parent, and learn a specific job skill.

Authorized categories for state-supported noncredit education are set forth in the California Education Code, § 84757 as: Parenting, Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), Immigrants, Adults with Disabilities, Short-term Vocational, Older Adults, Home Economics, Health and Safety.

Standards and criteria for noncredit courses are set forth in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, § 55002(c).

A completed form must be submitted to the Chancellor's Office once local approval is granted by the Curriculum Committee. The appropriate form and instructions are at  


Resources:
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in CA Community Colleges

Shasta College Disciplines List with Course Load Values  (as of 6/20/13)

Shasta College Academic Contract Appendix C (Faculty Service Areas) 

T.O.P. Code Listing    

Title 5 Link 
Timelines for 2013-14