Curriculum Committee

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Functions and Responsibilities

  • Reviews and approves all proposed changes and additions to college curriculum.
  • Reviews other college functions related to curriculum.
  • Advises the Executive Vice-President, Educational Programs, on curriculum development.
  • Review the GE requirements and recommends changes as appropriate.

 This is an interactive process. You are responsible for your proposal:

Online Course Requests

  • If you are submitting a proposal for an online course (hybrid or fully online), schecule a meeting with Kathy O'Connor (course and curriculum design), Laurie Vasquez (accessibility design), and David Wong (course design and training).
  • Meet regularly with David/FRC staff during the semester you submit your proposal to begin online course training and development
  • Attend Tech Review appointment during the semester you are developing your course prior to the CAC hearing and representation of your course
  • Once your proposal has the seal of approval from your CAC Rep and Tech Review, you are required to attend a CAC Hearing and represent your course.

Create the proposal in CurricUNET

Tech Review

  • Once your proposal is approved by your Division Dean, you are mandated to sit with your CAC Rep and review the proposal in a Tech Review session
  • You should contact the Curriculum Coordinator (Kaylene: or ext. 8763) to assist you in setting up a Tech Review appointment
  • Tech Review appointments are made non CAC Agenda Meeting Mondays, between 3:00pm – 5:00pm in room A-181

CAC Hearing Agenda

  • Once your proposal has the seal of approval from your CAC Rep, you are required to attend a CAC Hearing and represent your course.
  • CAC Hearings are on the First and Third Monday’s of each month. The CAC will not review a course that does not have a representative
  • The Curriculum Coordinator will let you know when your proposal will be schedule for a Hearing


CAC Chair
Randy Bublitz   X2457
CAC Vice Chair
Kathy O'Connor     X2322

Curriculum Coordinator
Kaylene Thomas  X2763   Office: A-119a

Spring 2017

All meetings and tech reviews are 3-5 p.m. in room A-181

Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and are subject to change. Please contact the Curriculum Coordinator ( X 8763) for accurate dates.

Spring 2017 CAC Course Review Timeline
Tech Reviews:  CAC Meetings Board Of Trustee
Hearing Action
    January 23   February 6   February 23, 2017
  January 30   February 6   February 27   March 23, 2017
  February 13   February 27   March 6   March 23, 2017
  March 13   March 20   April 3   April 27, 2017
  April 10   April 17   May 1   May 25, 2017
  April 24   May 1    
** The above chart indicates a timeline to move a proposal through the CAC



REMINDER:  If there is no Divisional Representative as a sitting member on CAC the Division will not have their proposals reviewed. ALSO please make certain that all courses scheduled for Technical Review have been moved along the approval process in CurricUNET to LEVEL 4 prior to the TECH REVIEW.

Notify your chair and/or Dean of your proposal so they know they need to review and approve.***

2015-2016 Division Representatives 

Name  Division Representative  Extension  
Ignacio Alarcon Mathematics x 2553  
Denise Bacchus


x 3062  
Laura Castro

Educational Support

x 2784  
Sally Chuah

Educational Support/Library

 x 2643  
Julie Brown Business x 3599  
 Larry Friesen Sciences x 4118  
Michael Gros Fine Arts/School of Media Arts x 4049  
Thomas Carrasco Social Sciences x 4350  
Juan Casillas ESL/Modern Languages x 4286  
Kathy O'Connor Vice-Chair,  PE/Athletics x 2322  
Cathy Schermer Health and Human Services x 3678  
Laurie Vasquez Accessibility Resource/ESD x 2529  



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