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1 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lone Shooter, Suicide, or Murder: Stand-Alone Courses; Program Review; Program Discontinuance Michelle Pilati and John Nixon

2 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Description This breakout will offer a review of the latest issues and practices concerned with stand-alone courses and program discontinuance. What are the dos and don’ts of stand alones? What are the best practices related to program discontinuance? These and other questions will be discussed. This breakout will offer a review of the latest issues and practices concerned with stand-alone courses and program discontinuance. What are the dos and don’ts of stand alones? What are the best practices related to program discontinuance? These and other questions will be discussed.

3 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Stand-alone Courses What is a stand-alone? What is a stand-alone? Unless you have many programs on your campus, most courses are stand-alones. Unless you have many programs on your campus, most courses are stand-alones. Why does it matter? Why does it matter? Education Code Section 70901(b)(10) Education Code Section 70901(b)(10)

4 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Education Code Section 70901(b)(10) Board of Governors "Review and approve … all courses that are not offered as part of an educational program approved by the board of governors." Board of Governors "Review and approve … all courses that are not offered as part of an educational program approved by the board of governors."

5 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Title 5, Section c If “an educational program has been approved by the Chancellor, the governing board of a district shall establish policies for, and may approve individual courses which are offered as part of an approved program. Such courses need not be approved by the Chancellor …” If “an educational program has been approved by the Chancellor, the governing board of a district shall establish policies for, and may approve individual courses which are offered as part of an approved program. Such courses need not be approved by the Chancellor …”

6 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Stand-alone Courses A course is considered to be "part of an approved program" when it is required or is on a list of restricted electives required to choose from in order to achieve a degree or certificate in a program approved by the Chancellor. A course is considered to be "part of an approved program" when it is required or is on a list of restricted electives required to choose from in order to achieve a degree or certificate in a program approved by the Chancellor. A course is not considered “part of an approved program” when it is only required for a certificate that has been approved locally. A course is not considered “part of an approved program” when it is only required for a certificate that has been approved locally.

7 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Blanket Approval What courses have “blanket approval”? What courses have “blanket approval”? Courses which are accepted for major requirements or GE requirements at any CSU or UC. Courses which are accepted for major requirements or GE requirements at any CSU or UC. Courses in vocational T.O.P. codes, when the college has fewer than 12 semester units or 18 quarter units of stand-alone coursework in the same T.O.P. code. Courses in vocational T.O.P. codes, when the college has fewer than 12 semester units or 18 quarter units of stand-alone coursework in the same T.O.P. code.

8 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Blanket Approval Cooperative work experience courses (both occupational work experience and general work experience), provided that the district operates its work experience program in accordance with its cooperative work experience plan, as approved by the Chancellor's Office. Cooperative work experience courses (both occupational work experience and general work experience), provided that the district operates its work experience program in accordance with its cooperative work experience plan, as approved by the Chancellor's Office.

9 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Blanket Approval Experimental courses, special topics courses, and special study courses. These courses may be offered without individual Chancellor's Office approval, provided that a COR for the category is on file locally, all regular local curriculum approval processes are followed, and the categories are used for the purposes intended. Experimental courses, special topics courses, and special study courses. These courses may be offered without individual Chancellor's Office approval, provided that a COR for the category is on file locally, all regular local curriculum approval processes are followed, and the categories are used for the purposes intended. Mandated public safety training courses, offered specifically to satisfy certification requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training, or the California Fire Service Training and Education System, provided such courses are conducted according to the curricula and standards approved and disseminated by those agencies. Mandated public safety training courses, offered specifically to satisfy certification requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training, or the California Fire Service Training and Education System, provided such courses are conducted according to the curricula and standards approved and disseminated by those agencies.

10 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Stand-alone Courses How are stand-alones viewed on your campus? How are stand-alones viewed on your campus? Fiction – stand-alone courses rarely get approved. Fiction – stand-alone courses rarely get approved. Reality – most do get approved and colleges should develop stand-alone courses as needed. Reality – most do get approved and colleges should develop stand-alone courses as needed.

11 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Criteria Stand-alone courses will be reviewed using the same five broad criteria that are used for program approval: Stand-alone courses will be reviewed using the same five broad criteria that are used for program approval: Mission Mission Need Need Quality Quality Feasibility Feasibility Compliance Compliance

12 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Some denied courses.. Chemistry for nursing students in a CSU nursing program Chemistry for nursing students in a CSU nursing program Counseling service without reading, writing, body of knowledge, or instructional outcomes Counseling service without reading, writing, body of knowledge, or instructional outcomes Course designed as inservice training for CC faculty Course designed as inservice training for CC faculty Course below collegiate level, intended for substantially handicapped adults Course below collegiate level, intended for substantially handicapped adults

13 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Stand-alones Today Curriculum Committees need to understand what a stand-alone is and processes should be in place to ensure that all stand-alones meet the defined criteria Curriculum Committees need to understand what a stand-alone is and processes should be in place to ensure that all stand-alones meet the defined criteria Pending legislation will permit local control – but we are responsible for ensuring that courses are compliant Pending legislation will permit local control – but we are responsible for ensuring that courses are compliant

14 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Program Discontinuance Do you have a policy? Do you have a policy? Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective ASCCC, Spring 1998 ASCCC, Spring 1998

15 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm No policy? What should be considered? What should be considered? Who should be involved and what are their roles in developing the process? Who should be involved and what are their roles in developing the process? What are the criteria for initiating the discontinuance process? What are the criteria for initiating the discontinuance process? How are programs to be identified and by whom? How are programs to be identified and by whom? What are the effects on students and student success when a program is discontinued? What are the effects on students and student success when a program is discontinued?

16 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm No policy? What provisions can and should be made for students in progress to complete their training? What provisions can and should be made for students in progress to complete their training? How does the discontinuance of a program alter the comprehensiveness and balance of offerings across the college curriculum? Within the district? How does the discontinuance of a program alter the comprehensiveness and balance of offerings across the college curriculum? Within the district? How does the program discontinuance process fit into the educational and budget planning process used at the institution? How does the program discontinuance process fit into the educational and budget planning process used at the institution?

17 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Title 5, Instructional Program The governing board of each community college district shall, no later than July 1, 1984, develop, file with the Chancellor, and carry out its policies for the establishment, modification, or discontinuance of courses or programs. Such policies shall incorporate statutory responsibilities regarding vocational or occupational training program review as specified in Section of the Education Code. The governing board of each community college district shall, no later than July 1, 1984, develop, file with the Chancellor, and carry out its policies for the establishment, modification, or discontinuance of courses or programs. Such policies shall incorporate statutory responsibilities regarding vocational or occupational training program review as specified in Section of the Education Code.

18 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm What factors might be considered? Weak enrollment trend. Weak enrollment trend. Insufficient frequency of course section offerings to assure reasonable availability for students to complete the program within its stated duration. (Murder?) Insufficient frequency of course section offerings to assure reasonable availability for students to complete the program within its stated duration. (Murder?) Poor retention within courses. Poor retention within courses.

19 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm What factors might be considered? Poor term-to-term persistence for those in courses in the major. Poor term-to-term persistence for those in courses in the major. Poor rate for student achievement of program goals (i.e., completion rate). Poor rate for student achievement of program goals (i.e., completion rate). Lack of demand in the workforce or unavailability of the transfer major Lack of demand in the workforce or unavailability of the transfer major When the discipline is being considered for termination: decline in importance of service to those in related programs When the discipline is being considered for termination: decline in importance of service to those in related programs

20 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Program Approval Both vocational and non-vocational programs and degrees of ≥ 18 units must be approved by the System Office Both vocational and non-vocational programs and degrees of ≥ 18 units must be approved by the System Office 17 units and below – local approval 17 units and below – local approval 3-4 steps involved in program approval 3-4 steps involved in program approval Local CC Local CC Local Board Local Board System Office (AKA Chancellor’s Office) System Office (AKA Chancellor’s Office) 4 th step for vocational programs 4 th step for vocational programs

21 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Program Approval Title 5 Section Approval of Credit Programs. Title 5 Section Approval of Credit Programs. (a) Before offering any course as part of an educational program at a college, the governing board of a district shall obtain approval of the educational program from the Chancellor in accordance with the provisions of this article. Approval shall be requested on forms provided by the Chancellor. (a) Before offering any course as part of an educational program at a college, the governing board of a district shall obtain approval of the educational program from the Chancellor in accordance with the provisions of this article. Approval shall be requested on forms provided by the Chancellor.

22 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Program Approval A "program" is defined by Title 5 as follows: A "program" is defined by Title 5 as follows: Definitions Definitions.... (b) “Educational program” is an organized sequence of courses leading to a defined objective, a degree, a certificate, a diploma, a license, or transfer to another institution of higher education.... (b) “Educational program” is an organized sequence of courses leading to a defined objective, a degree, a certificate, a diploma, a license, or transfer to another institution of higher education.

23 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Types of Programs “Occupational” "Application for Approval–New Occupational Program”  more detail and justification regarding need  recommendation from the Regional Occupational Consortium

24 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Types of Programs “Transfer” "Application for Approval–New Transfer Program"  transfer documentation

25 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Types of Programs Occupational Occupational Transfer Transfer Conjoint – “offered collaboratively by two or more colleges, whether in the same or different districts..” Conjoint – “offered collaboratively by two or more colleges, whether in the same or different districts..” Apprenticeship Apprenticeship

26 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Program Approval Criteria Appropriateness to mission Appropriateness to mission Need Need Quality Quality Feasibility Feasibility Compliance Compliance What does all this mean? What does all this mean?

27 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm SACC Recommendation from Agency Review: To develop “a plan for the transition of some aspects of curriculum approval to the regional level and some to the local level.” (later agreed that local was preferable)

28 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm SACC membership 6 faculty 6 faculty 4 administrators (3 CIOs, 1 voc. Dean) 4 administrators (3 CIOs, 1 voc. Dean) 4 system office personnel (Vice chancellor, dean, 2 staff) 4 system office personnel (Vice chancellor, dean, 2 staff) Meeting monthly Meeting monthly

29 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm SACC: Guiding Principles (include) Ensuring quality, integrity, compliance, collaboration & transparency Ensuring quality, integrity, compliance, collaboration & transparency Aligning occ & gen ed programs (credit & non) Aligning occ & gen ed programs (credit & non) Emulating best practices at colleges Emulating best practices at colleges Providing responsive process Providing responsive process Promoting training Promoting training

30 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lessons Learned at SACC This committee was the right thing to do. This committee was the right thing to do. We collaborate with admin + system office. We collaborate with admin + system office. Handbook needs revision with our input. Handbook needs revision with our input.

31 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lessons Learned at SACC We will assist with developing new training. We will assist with developing new training. Transparency & clarity will guide our work. Transparency & clarity will guide our work. CIOs, faculty, and the System Office have similar goals!! CIOs, faculty, and the System Office have similar goals!!

32 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm SACC and Program Approval SACC and Program Approval

33 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm SACC and Program Approval Make the process transparent and to ensure consistency. Make the process transparent and to ensure consistency. Provide SACC members with the knowledge they need to provide assistance to others. Provide SACC members with the knowledge they need to provide assistance to others. Training by “teams” on this and other issues is envisioned. Training by “teams” on this and other issues is envisioned.

34 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lessons Learned from Reviewing Applications Handbook needs to be more objective - e.g., how much of a degree must transfer into a major at the 4-years for a “transfer” degree? Handbook needs to be more objective - e.g., how much of a degree must transfer into a major at the 4-years for a “transfer” degree? Reading applications for understanding and to assess quality takes practice. Reading applications for understanding and to assess quality takes practice.

35 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lessons Learned from Reviewing Applications Mismatch between the process and what is called for in Ed Code. Mismatch between the process and what is called for in Ed Code. Measurements may not be valid. Measurements may not be valid. Vocational programs - lack of consideration of the academic component of the application – emphasis on labor market data is too great. Vocational programs - lack of consideration of the academic component of the application – emphasis on labor market data is too great.

36 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lessons Learned from Reviewing Applications Be prepared to justify how and why a new program is needed – evidence? Be prepared to justify how and why a new program is needed – evidence? The process should seek to ensure faculty involvement. The process should seek to ensure faculty involvement. More guidance is needed. More guidance is needed.

37 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Lessons Learned from Reviewing Applications Consult with the SO early and often. Consult with the SO early and often. Guidelines need revising. Guidelines need revising.

38 ASCCC Curriculum Institute July 14 2pm Conclusion.. Questions/comments Questions/comments If you have comments about an experience you had with Program Approval, we want to hear about it. If you have comments about an experience you had with Program Approval, we want to hear about it.


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