CURRICULUM SIMPLIFIED

 

In an effort to expedite the curriculum process, what appears below is an abbreviated step-by-step process of the procedures faculty should follow to either create or revise a course with the end result of that course appearing in the Hartnell Catalog. For more details on the process, please consult the flowchart and complete procedures at http://www.hartnell.edu/curriculum/revised_course_flowchart.html for revised courses and http://www.hartnell.edu/curriculum/new_course_flowchart.html for new courses. For details pertaining to each item on the flowchart just point and click on the item and a subsequent page will appear.

 

Prior to your curriculum being read by the Curriculum Committee, your course outline packet should be reviewed by the Technical Review Committee (the consolidation of the Tech 1 Committee and the Tech 2 Committee.) A schedule of packet due dates is on page 2. The presence of the originator/representative of curriculum is required at both the Technical Review Committee meeting and the Curriculum Committee meeting. Please note catalog deadline dates (also on page 2). While creating or revising curriculum is time consuming, every effort is being made by volunteers to help you with this process!

 

If you have questions about any of the part of the process, please contact the chair (Kathy Mendelsohn, ext. 6743, or kmend@hartnell.edu) or your area Curriculum Committee representative, available from the Senate or your area dean for assistance.

 

 

Overview of Procedures for Revised and New Course Outlines (Abbreviated Version)

Step

Process/Procedures

 

 

1.

Obtain forms from Hartnell Website (www.hartnell.edu/curriculum/forms.html)

 

††††††††††† Cover Sheet (required)

 

††††††††††† Course Proposal (if needed; new courses only)

 

††††††††††† Course Outline (required)

 

††††††††††† Course Technical Data (required)

 

††††††††††† Prerequisite/Corequisite/Advisory (if needed)

 

††††††††††† Distance Education Review and Approval (if needed)

 

 

2.

Review with discipline (your discipline should have an approval process in place) and obtain approval

 

 

3.

Obtain appropriate signatures

 

 

4.

Ask Area Admin Assist. to electronically send packet to Curriculum Chair (by Tuesday prior to TR meeting)

 

 

5.

Meet with Technical Review Committee (see schedule, page 2)

 

 

6.

Submit entire packet to Deanís office

 

 

7.

Verify that entire packet has been submitted to Office of Instruction (see schedule, page 2)

 

 

8.

Attend Curriculum Committee meeting (first reading)

 

 

9.

Attend Curriculum Committee meeting (second reading, if needed)

 

†††††††††††† Second meeting required for all new courses

 

†††††††††††† Second meeting required for prerequisite changes

 

†††††††††††† Second meeting required to resolve curriculum issues from first reading

 

 

10.

Verify that the approved packet is on file (with any changes) in I/O and deanís office


 


 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETINGS(Board Room, 2 - 4 p.m.)

 

TECH REVIEW SUB-COMMITTEE(CAB-209, 2 - 4 p.m.)

 

FALL 05 & SPRING 06

 

TECH

REVIEW

DUE IN O/I

BY NOON

CURRIC.

MEETING

DATES

IMPORTANT NOTES

 

08/26/05

09/01/05

 

 

09/09/05

09/15/05

 

9/22/05

09/30/05

10/06/05

 

10/13/05

10/14/05

10/20/05

 

10/27/05

10/28/05

11/03/05

 

11/10/05

11/10/05

11/17/05

Last meeting for FINAL approval of items to be offered in Summer 06 and appear in the Summer 06 Schedule.

11/29/05

11/23/05

12/01/05

 

12/08/05

12/09/05

12/15/05

Last meeting for FINAL approval of items to be offered in Fall 06 and appear in the 06/07 College Catalogue and the Fall 06 Schedule.

CURRICULUM ITEMS APPROVED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE 2006/07 COLLEGE CATALOGUE OR THE FALL 2006 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES, AND CANNOT BE OFFERED IN FALL 2006.

1/26/06

01/27/06

02/02/06

 

2/09/06

02/09/06

02/16/06

 

2/23/06

02/24/06

03/02/06

 

3/09/06

03/10/06

03/16/06

 

3/23/06

03/31/06

04/06/06

 

3/30/06

04/14/06

04/20/06

4/10 to 4/14 Spring Break

4/27/06

04/28/06

05/04/06

 

5/11/06

05/12/06

05/18/06

Last meeting for FINAL approval of items to be offered in Spring 07 and appear in the Spring 07 Schedule.

 

The Schedule deadline dates coincide with the rollovers to the areas and the approved Schedule Production Timelines.

 

 

ALL CURRICULUM APPROVED ITEMS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BOARD BEFORE THEY CAN BE IMPLEMENTED.