Curriculum Review Process
Here at Laney, we are asking that you review the accuracy of your curriculum every three years. This provides us all an opportunity to ensure that our Course Outlines of Record (COR) are up to date and reflect the quality of courses we offer.
As chair of your department or cluster, we ask that you complete this checklist and return it to our committee by the end of November in the year you are doing your curriculum review. Once you have returned the form, the committee will review the information you provide and will schedule a time to meet with us to discuss your courses and programs. Here is the checklist:
The above checklist is a revised version posted 10-07-2014. If you have already started work on another version of this checklist, go ahead and use the old one–don’t start all over again.
Instructions for completing the Curriculum Review Planning Checklist:
1. Start by listing all the active courses that your discipline offers: Course number, course name and date of last update.
Here is a list of all the active courses including the date they were last updated in CurricuNET (updated December 2014).
If you have active courses that do not appear on the above list, search for the information in Curricunet; go to Search/Courses near on the left of the screen and enter “Laney” and your discipline.
2. Indicate whether the course is in the current catalog. If you do not have a hard copy of the catalog handy, you can look online:
3. Indicate whether the course is on record at the State level. This link will let you search the State Inventory: http://curriculum.cccco.edu/Search
4. Make notes about what needs to be done about this course.
If it has not been updated for two or more years, you should plan to update it.
If it has not been offered for more than two years, and you have no plans to offer it in the near future, consider deactivating it.
5. Enter information about pending courses in your department. To see these, you must login to Curricunet, go to Search/Courses, select “Laney,” “All,” and your discipline. Look at the courses that do not appear in red.
(Contact Anne Agard firstname.lastname@example.org or Vina Cera vcera@peraltaedu if you need help logging into Curricunet.)
6. For pending courses, enter on the form the number, course name, and the date originated.
7. Check the course to see its current status. To do this, go to “Search All Proposals” on the right side of the Curricunet screen, filter for “Laney” and “Check Status.”
8. Make a note if this update is no longer relevant, so the Curriculum Committee chairs can delete it.
9. If your department offers degrees or certificates, repeat these steps for the portion of the form devoted to programs.
10. When you begin to update courses and programs, you can use the following worksheets to guide yourself through the process. These forms are for your own use, and need not be submitted to the Curriculum Committee.
Here is the Program and Course Approval Handbook: PCAH 5th edition 10/13
Here’s a link to the new PCAH where you can search topics: http://extranet.cccco.edu/Portals/1/AA/ProgramCourseApproval/PCAH_Final_July2012.pdf
Here is a ASCCC Guide for CORs: Course Outline of Record Curriculum Guide
Starting in Fall of 2012, we will be discussing your curriculum updates with you in the following groups:
GROUP A completed checklists are seen as green links. You can click on the department name to see the checklist
|Group A (2012-13)
||Group B (2013-2014)||Group C (2014-15)|
|Natural Sciences||Ethnic Studies||Social Sciences|
|PHYSC||MLAT||HIST, POSCI, LCI|
|Green Jobs||Industrial Main||Construction|