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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 planning report and return it to our committee by the end of September 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:

Faculty Curriculum Review Planning Checklist

Instructions for completing the Curriculum Review:

Part One: Active Courses

1) Copy and paste the Faculty Curriculum Review Planning Checklist into a Word document so that you can work on it. Complete the information at the top of the form.

2) Login to Curricunet META

The URL is:

http://peralta.curricunet.com

Your username is the *complete* email address that the old Curricunet system had on file for you (probably your complete Peralta email address, including the peralta@edu).

Your password is the same password you used for the old Curricunet. If you don’t remember your password, just click “Forgot your password?” to reset it.

If you can’t get in, the most probable explanation is that for a username, you are entering an email address different from the one you provided when you signed up for old Curricunet. Try any other email address that you might have used.

3) Enter the active courses in your discipline on the Curriculum Review Checklist:

a) If you have completed the curriculum section from your 2015-2016 Program Review, you can copy and paste information from this document into your form:

Validation for Curriculum

Click on the tab “S2016 gr A.”

b) You can also retrieve the information from META:

At the top of the “Search Courses” screen, click on “Curriculum” and select “Courses.”

Then in the row of links just below, select:

“My Institution”

Your discipline

“Active”

“Search”

You will bring up a complete list of active courses in your discipline at all the Peralta colleges. Copy and paste the information for any newly approved courses for your college and discipline.

Click on the icon under “Reports” and select “Course Outline.”

Copy the course number, title, State Control Number, and date of last update.

Use the “Curriculum Committee Approval Date” on the upper right corner of the Course Outline.

If you see no State Control Number, note that information, underlined, in the State Control Number column on the form to bring the fact to the attention of the curriculum specialist and department chair.

If you see no Curriculum Committee Approval Date, that means that the last update was prior to 1996. Make that note in the approval date column.

If a course 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.

4) Determine whether the course appears in the most recent Laney College 2015-2017 Catalog.

Check both the 2015-2017 Catalog and the June 2016 Catalog Supplement.

Check to be sure that the catalog information matches the information in the current course outline: if it does not, make a note of any discrepancies on the Curriculum Review Checklist.

7. Check to see if SLOs and assessment methods are on the course outline:

On the “Search Courses” page in META, select “Reports” on the right-hand side of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then select “Outcome Outline.” Scroll down to the bottom to see the information about SLOs and assessment methods that is currently contained in the course outline.

8. Look at course to see whether the SLO evaluation tools are included in the COR assignment section.

Refer to the Rubric for Outcomes Approval with Examples

9. Check to see whether the course is part of a program.

On the “Search Courses” page in META, select “Reports” on the right-hand side of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then select “Impact.” This report includes information about programs in which the course is included.

Be aware that if you deactivate or make catalog changes in a course that is included in a program, you must also submit a proposal for program modification at the same time at the same time.

10. Review the information that you have entered about each active course. Make notes in the right-hand column about work that needs to be done on active courses, who will be responsible, and project a realistic timeline.

Remember that new courses may require consultation with discipline faculty at other colleges in the District.

Remember that you cannot make catalog changes to a course that is also offered elsewhere in the District unless all colleges offering the course make the same change(s) at the same time. This requires consultation prior to launching a new proposal.

Part Two: Course Proposals in Review

11. In the next box on the Curriculum review checklist, record any proposals in your discipline that are under review (in process) in META.

Login to META and  at the top of the “Search Courses” screen, click on “Curriculum” and select “Course.”

Then in the row of links just below, select:

“My Institution”

Your discipline

“In Review”

“Search”

You will bring up a complete list of courses in review in your discipline at all the Peralta colleges. Copy and paste the information for any newly approved courses for your college and discipline.

Make a note  if this course proposal is no longer relevant, so the Curriculum Committee chairs can delete it.

12. Indicate whether the proposal is a new course, update, deactivation or reactivation.

Double click on the course name to view the course outline. This information will be seen at the top of the page.

13. Enter the date submitted and the current status of the proposal.

To view this information, click on the words “In Review” that appear under the column heading “Status.” Note the date on which the originator of the proposal launched it, and the last step that has been approved.

14. If the proposal is an update, new course or reactivation, check to see if SLOs and assessment methods are on the course outline:

On the “Search Courses” page in META, select “Reports” on the right-hand side of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then select “Outcome Outline.” Scroll down to the bottom to see the information about SLOs and assessment methods that is currently contained in the course outline.

15. Look at course to see whether the SLO evaluation tools are included in the COR assignment section.

Refer to the Rubric for Outcomes Approval with Examples

16. If the proposal is an update or a deactivation, check to see whether the course is part of a program.

On the “Search Courses” page in META, select “Reports” on the right-hand side of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then select “Impact.” This report includes information about programs in which the course is included.

Be aware that if you deactivate or make catalog changes in a course that is included in a program, you must also submit a proposal for program modification at the same time at the same time.

17. Review the information that you have entered about each proposal in review. Make notes in the right-hand column about work that needs to be done on the proposal, who will be responsible, and project a realistic timeline.

Remember that new courses may require consultation with discipline faculty at other colleges in the District.

Remember that you cannot make catalog changes to a course that is also offered elsewhere in the District unless all colleges offering the course make the same change(s) at the same time. This requires consultation prior to launching a new proposal.

Part Three: Active Programs

18. Now go to the next part of the form which is about the active degrees or programs in your discipline.

At the top of the “Search Courses” screen in META, click on “Curriculum” and select “Program.”

Then in the row of links just below, select:

“My Institution”

“Active”

In the “Degree Type” menu, check all options.

“Laney”

You will bring up a complete list of active certificate and degree programs at Laney. Copy and paste the programs in your discipine into your Curriculum Review Checklist.

19. Determine whether the program is active at the State level:

This link will let you search the State Inventory: http://curriculum.cccco.edu/Search

Select “Laney,” “Program,” and the appropriate “Discipline” and or “Top Code.”

20. “Active in PROMT?” Leave this column blank.

21. Determine whether the PLOs and program evaluation methods are recorded in META.

To view this information, click on the “Reports” icon at the far right of the “Search Programs” screen.

Then open the link “Program Summary.”

22. Check to be sure that all courses in the program are active in META.

Check the courses listed in the program against the active course list that you have already completed on your Curriculum Review Checklist.

23. Review the information that you have entered about each active program. Make notes in the right-hand column about work that needs to be done on active programs, who will be responsible, and project a realistic timeline.

Remember that

a) all courses in the program must be active in order for the program to be current. This includes courses in other disciplines.

b) any historical courses must be deleted from the program

c) when you add, delete or make catalog changes to a course that is part of a program, you must submit a program modification at the same time.

Part Four: Program Proposals In Review

25. In the final box on the Curriculum Review Checklist, record any program proposals in your discipline that are in review (in process) in META.

At the top of the “Search Courses” screen in META, click on “Curriculum” and select “Program.”

Then in the row of links just below, select:

“My Institution”

“In Review”

In the “Degree Type” menu, check all options.

“Laney”

You will bring up a complete list of certificate and degree programs that are currently in review at Laney. Copy and paste the programs in your discipline into your Curriculum Review Checklist.

Make a note  if this program proposal is no longer relevant, so the Curriculum Committee chairs can delete it.

26. Fill in the name of the program proposal’s originator, the date that the program proposal was submitted, and the current status of the proposal.

Click on the proposal to view this information.

27. Determine whether the PLOs are recorded in META.

To view this information, click on the “Reports” icon at the far right of the “Search Programs” screen.

Then open the link “Program Summary.”

28.  Check to be sure that all courses in the program are listed in META.

Check the courses listed in the program against the active course list that you have already completed on your Curriculum Review Checklist.

29. Determine whether the program can be completed more than 50% online.

Leave this column blank. The curriculum committee will obtain this information from the counseling department.

30. Review the information that you have entered about each program that is in review. Make notes in the right-hand column about work that needs to be done on these programs, who will be responsible, and project a realistic timeline.

Final Steps

31. After you have completed as much of the Curriculum Planning Checklist as you can, make an appointment with Academic Support Services Specialist Iolani Sodhy-Gereben isodhygereben@peralta.edu, who will help you with coding and with any questions.

32. If yours is a C.T.E. discipline, consult C.T.E. representatives on the Curriculum Committee to be sure you have complied with all C.T.E. requirements. (See Committee list on the home page of this website to see who these people are.)

33. If you are updating or deactivating transfer courses or programs, make an appointment with Articulation Officer Laura Bollentino lbollentino@peralta.edu.

34. For all other questions, feel free to contact the Curriculum Committee Co-Chairs.

Useful Resources

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

Curriculum review is scheduled in groups, as listed below.

Completed checklists are seen as green links. You can click on the department name to see the checklist

Group A

(2012-2013)

(2015-2016)

Group B

(2013-2014)

(2016-2017)

Group C

(2014-2015)

(2017-2018)

Natural Sciences Ethnic Studies Social Sciences
BIOL 2012-2013  2015-16 AFRAM LIS
ASTRO/CHEM/PHYS 2012-2013  2015-2016  ASAME LABST
PHYSC  2012-2013  2015-16 MLAT HIST, POSCI, LCI
NATAM PSYCH ,SOC 
CIS 2012-2013  2015-2016 BUS/ECON/MSVN/RLEST Earth/Human
ATHL/HLTED/KIN/SPFT (KASH)

2012-2013   2015-2016

MATH ANTH
COUN GEOG, GEOL
Performance Humanities Mass Communication
ART 2012-2013   2015-2016 COMM GRART
DANCE 2012-2013   2015-2016 HUMAN/PHIL JOURN
MUSIC 2011   2015-2016  MEDIA
THEATRE 2012-2013  2015-2016 PHOTO
Language Arts
ENGL
CULIN 2012-2013  2015-2016 ESL  COSM
Modern Languages
Green Jobs Industrial Main Construction
ARCH 2012-2013  2015-2016 MACH CARP (1)  (2)  (3) (4)
ENGIN WELD CONMT
ECT 2012-2013  2015-2016 WDTEC
E/ET  2012-2013  2015-2016

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