The faculty is responsible for initiating curriculum development and revision. Faculty neglect of curriculum responsibilities can result in audit findings, which can bring heavy fines and retroactive apportionment loss to our college–this loss of funds is detrimental to our students and can jeopardize their academic success and career development.

5, section 53200 (b), or the 10 + 1 states “Academic and Professional Matters” include the following policy development and implementation matters:

  1. Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and planning courses within disciplines
  2. Degree and certificate requirements
  3. Grading policies
  4. Educational program development
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success
  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports
  8. Polices for faculty professional development activities
  9. Processes for program review
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development
  11. Other academic and professional matters as mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate

 

Specific Curriculum Responsibilities of Faculty:

  • Learn about Yuba College Curriculum Policy and approval timelines, and to create and launch accurate and well-integrated Course Outlines of Record (CORs)
  • Once curriculum is launched, track curriculum through the approval process, making sure to respond to any requested changes and relaunch revised curriculum in a timely manner.
  • Write Curriculum as needed. Responsibilities include:
    • Staying current with evidence-based, best practices in respective disciplines of expertise
    • Staying current with work and industry alignment, if applicable
    • Networking and collaborating with colleagues and administrators
    • Striving to create curriculum that maintains appropriate rigor and fosters student success
  • Update all Course Outlines of Record every five years (see the out of compliance list for more information)
  • Ensure CurricUNET Meta reflects all curriculum within their discipline of expertise, including CORs not currently under review
  • Inactivate courses that have not been offered in more than three years (see the sunset list for more information)
  • Inactivate CORs that no longer fit into the program
  • Inactivate degrees and certificates that have not been awarded in more than five years
  • Make sure that the Yuba College Catalog accurately reflects what the department or program is offering—Course, Degree, and Certificate information in the catalog MUST accurately reflect what is in CurricUNET Meta. This means that each time a COR is updated with major revisions, all applicable degrees, certificates, and CORs (that are related through cross-listing, prerequites, and/or corequiesites) must also be updated—at the same time—and be approved by the state to reflect those revisions.
  • In collaboration with the division dean and other department members, keep track of curriculum review cycle progress for each Degree, Certificate, and Course Outline of Record in a shared file