The Purpose of the Curriculum Committee
The Valley College Curriculum Committee (VCCC) acts as an advisory body to the Academic Senate. The VCCC recommends policies concerning curriculum and related matters to the Academic Senate. The VCCC also works with discipline faculty to prepare curricular proposals related to courses and programs and recommends these proposals for approval to the Academic Senate.
Timing of the Curricular Cycle
The Curriculum process has many steps, depending on the type of proposal. Most proposals take a full year from when they are first submitted to VCCC technical review to when they can be offered in the course schedule. Some proposals requiring District and/or California Chancellor’s Office approvals may take longer. In general:
Curricular items approved by VCCC in Fall 2015:
Curricular items approved by VCCC in Spring 2016 prior to April 15th:
Curricular items approved by VCCC in Spring 2016 after April 15th:
Course Outline updates without changes to District-wide attributes* will be effective in the 2016-2017 Catalog and may be scheduled in Fall 2016
Course Outline updates without changes to course requisites** will be effective in the 2016-2017 Catalog and may be scheduled in Fall 2016
Course Outline updates with changes to course requisites** will be effective in the 2016-2017 Catalog but may NOT be scheduled until Spring 2017.
The VCCC may approve other types of proposals, but these will be effective and be scheduled with the same timing as proposals approved in Fall 2016.
*District-wide attributes are elements of the course outline that are common to all campuses in the district. These include Course Subject, Course Number, Title, and Units.
**Requisites include all pre-requisites, co-requisites, and advisories.
Instructions for all curricular proposals can be found via the Forms link to the left.
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