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Deadlines and Timeline

Course and Program Proposals

Deadline for Summer/Fall
New Course and Programs and Course/Program Modifications:
First Monday of November

Deadline for Spring
New Course and Programs and Course/Program Modifications:
First Monday of April


Questions about the submission process?
Contact:
CAC chair, Randy Bublitz (bublitz@sbcc.edu x2457)
CAC vice chair, Kathy O’Connor (kaoconnor@pipeline.sbcc.edu x2322)
Curriculum Coordinator, Kaylene Thomas (kmthomas3@sbcc.edu x8763)


 FAQ's

How long will it take for my NEW course or program to be active?

New courses and programs take three semesters to get through the Curriculum Advisory Committee, Board of Trustee's and Chancellor's Office process. If you submit a NEW proposal in the Fall, you will be able to teach your course in the Spring of the following school year.  

Example: Submit a course proposal by the first Monday of November, Fall 2016. The CAC will review it Spring 2017. The C.O. will approve it by Fall 2017 and you can teach the course Spring 2018.

How long will it take for my MOD course to be active?

Non-Substantial Changes, such as Title, SLO's, Textbook and Class size take two semesters to process. If you submit a Non-Substantial change in the Fall, you will be able to teach your course the following Fall.

Example: Submit a Non-Substantial Change course proposal by the first Monday of November, Fall 2016. The CAC will review it Spring 2017. You can teach the course Fall 2017.

Substantial Changes such as Units, Basic Skills, Prior to College and Non Credit Course Category take three semesters to process through the CAC, Board of Trustee's and Chancellor's Office. If you submit a Substantial Change MOD in the Fall,  you will be able to teach your course in the Spring of the following school year.

Example: Submit a Substantial Change course proposal by the first Monday of November Fall 2016. The CAC will review it Spring 2017. The C.O. will approve it by Fall of 2017 and you can teach the course Spring of 2018.

You must enter your course/program information into the curricUNET software system. You will find this link on your Pipeline page, under the Faculty tab, click on Resources in the drop down menu. You may contact any CAC division representative or the Curriculum Coordinator for assistance. 

I have filled out the curricUNET information, now what do I do?

You are required to sit down with a CAC representative and complete a Tech Review. During this meeting, a CAC member will look over your proposal and help you "tidy" up your proposal. Once the CAC member is satisfied with the your proposal, then your course will be added to the CAC agenda, where the entire committee will look over the proposal.

You will be invited to attend the CAC meeting and represent your course. It is advised that you do attend, to answer any questions the CAC might have about your course. If your course is approved by the CAC, then it will be placed on the next B.O.T. agenda.

If your course is held, then you will be required to fix the issues before it will be placed back on the CAC agenda.

How do I make this process as easy a possible?

Set up an appointment with the Curriculum Coordinator, Kaylene Thomas, to help you map out a timeline for your course. She will explain the steps, let you know which experts you need to meet with and schedule Tech Reviews and CAC agenda items. Kaylene can help you shepherd your course through the somewhat lengthy and confusing process of multiple approvals. 

See - Course update review

 

 


 

 

 


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