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1 ASCCC 2012 Curriculum Institute San Francisco, CA July David Morse, ASCCC Curriculum Committee Chair Julie Bruno, Sierra College Carolyn Holcroft, Foothill College Craig Rutan, Santiago Canyon College Melynie Schiel, Copper Mountain College Sharon Lowry, CCCCIO Representative Rich Copenhagan, SSCCC Representative

2 Balancing the Curriculum Conflicting Factors and Viewpoints that Confront Curriculum Committees  Internal Needs vs. External Pressure  Local Control vs. State Initiatives  Departmental Autonomy vs. College’s Big Picture  Academic Quality vs. Economic Reality

3 Student Success Task Force  Assessment— New instrument to be developed  Prerequisites General Session Saturday 10:00 AM  Articulation ASSIST Breakout Friday 2:30 General Session Friday 12:45

4 Curricular Options and Revision  Credit by Exam (Thursday 3:00 PM)  Repeatability Changes (Thursday 3:00 PM and Friday 10:30 AM)  Basic Skills (Saturday 8:30 AM)  Regionalizing CTE (Saturday 8:30 AM)  General Education (Friday 10:30 AM)  Instructional Materials (Saturday 9:30 AM)

5 Assistance and Training for New Chairs  COR Breakouts Basics (Friday 3:00 PM) Advanced (Saturday 8:30 AM)  Resources for Chairs General (Friday 10:30 AM) PCAH (Friday 2:30 PM)  Managing Meetings Friday 9:00 AM

6 Nuts and Bolts: Processes and Requirements  Assigning Courses to Disciplines Friday 9:00 AM  C-ID and TMCs Saturday 8:30 AM  Streamlining Processes Friday 9:00 AM  DE Approval Processes Friday 10:30 AM  Involving Students in Curriculum Processes Friday 2:30 PM

7 Chancellor’s Office Guidance  Curriculum Inventory Thursday 3:00 PPM  Defining Credit/Noncredit/Community Service Friday 9:00 AM  CTE Program Creation and Approval Friday 10:30 AM  TOP Codes and Data Elements Friday 2:30 PM

8 Decision Making Processes  Data-Based Decision Making Thursday 3:00 PM  Program Discontinuance/Suspension Friday 2:30 PM

9 Economic Impacts on Curriculum  No longer possible to offer everything  Loss of student demand has traditionally been primary reason for program discontinuance, but what if your college simply can’t afford to offer it anymore?  Several options: downsizing, hiatus/suspension, discontinuance

10 Who makes decisions?  Faculty, Curriculum Committee must be involved in decisions involving curriculum, educational programs Collaborative efforts Advanced planning

11 No Money = No New Courses?  Current budget crisis making faculty feel need try put all efforts into protecting what they already have?  As student needs change, we need to change to meet them  Creating new opportunities for students may or may not mean something else needs to go away Discipline faculty should be leading these discussions Develop new curriculum judiciously!

12 Path to Offerings  Curriculum Committees may begin to receive proposed changes to degrees, certificates, or general education patterns to add classes that faculty want to have offered each year Need to help discipline faculty maintain “big picture” perspective Encourage having faculty write “Need/Justification” statement first?

13 You want me to do what?!  Seems like faculty workload increasing steadily! Already overwhelmed with classes, SLOs, assessment, committees, etc. Why take on additional work of creating new courses, or substantially revising old ones?  Students deserve the best we can offer with the available resources  Good senate/curriculum committee leadership needed to help keep faculty engaged and energetic

14 To Be Determined  Every year there are new challenges to be tackled that can hurt our morale and enthusiasm for change.  While the next challenges are still to be determined, we need to keep our enthusiasm for teaching and student learning.  We hope that you enjoy the rest of the institute and find some ideas on how to deal with the challenges that are here and those that are yet to come.


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