The Approval Process delineates the process from course or program proposal to State approval and “active” status among Yuba College curricula. Because of scheduling timelines, a proposal launched in the fall will be active no sooner than the following fall, and one launched in the spring will be active no sooner than the following spring. Only active courses and programs may appear in the Yuba College schedule of classes and in the Yuba College catalog.

Course proposals and revisions require Curriculum Committee, YCCD Board, and State Chancellor’s Office approval. Any course proposal or revision approved between the July and December YCCD Board meetings will not become effective any earlier than the following Fall semester. Any course proposal or revision approved between the January and June YCCD Board meetings will not become effective any earlier than the following spring semester.

Yuba College develops its schedules of classes one year in advance. Summer and Fall courses are inputted by January of the previous academic year. Spring courses are inputted by July of the previous year. Therefore, the Curriculum Committee must scrutinize the Effective Date of all course approvals. To verify the appropriate Effective Date, consult the following chart, which may be used for future dates by simply advancing each year:

 

Effective Date Inputted in Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes Approved by CCCCO Approved by YCCD Board of Trustees Approved by YC Curriculum Committee
Fall 2016 January 2018 December 2017 October 2017 September 2017
Courses approved after September 2017 must have, at earliest, an effective date of Spring 2019
Effective Date Inputted in Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes Approved by CCCCO Approved by YCCD Board of Trustees Approved by YC Curriculum Committee
Spring 2018 July 2017 June 2017 April 2017 March 2017
Courses approved after March 2017 must have, at the earliest, an effective date of Fall 2018

 

The Curriculum Committee may change the Effective Date of any Course Outline of Record (COR) to align with the timeline as illustrated in the chart above, for auditing purposes, so that the schedule of classes does not conflict with the active CORs in CurricUNET. Managing the Effective Date is essential to ensuring that our publications reflect accurate active course and program information.

Curriculum changes, deletions, and additions will be absent from the next year’s catalog, if not approved by the CCCCO by the month of March.

Likewise, the Yuba College Catalog ought to reflect the active Courses and Programs in CurricUNET. Yuba College begins preparation of its catalog in January of the former academic year. By April the college Catalog Team will verify CCCCO approval of all courses and programs included in the catalog; double-check Colleague and the draft to ensure alignment, including that of prerequisites, corequisites, course descriptions, and unit values; and verify accuracy of all catalog entries with the District Educational Services Analyst. The catalog is sent to print by the end of April of the former academic year. Therefore, curriculum changes, deletions, and additions will be absent from the next year’s catalog, if not approved by the CCCCO by the month of March.