CIO Conference November 2, 2007 Myth Busters: Curriculum

CIO Conference November 2, 2007 Myth Busters: Curriculum

CIO Conference November 2, 2007 Myth Busters: Curriculum Edition Stephanie Low, Specialist Instructional Programs & Services California Community Colleges System Office NOVEMBER 2007 Things I thought I knew ! ! R E

T S U B H T Y M System Office approval is difficult to get. System Office denies too many programs. System Office approval takes too long. Creating low-unit certificates avoids System Office

approval. Credit courses are no longer approved by the System Office. Title 5 restricts curriculum development. NOVEMBER 2007 Myth: E System Office S L approval is difficult to get. FA NOVEMBER

2007 July 1, 2004 December 31, 2006 Program Approval: Received 465 applications for programs Approved 423 applications (91%) Stand-Alone Credit Course Approval: Received 1,020 applications Approved 927 courses (90.8%) Apprenticeship Approval: Received 18 applications Approved 14 applications (78%) Myth: E System Office S

L denies too many programs. A F July 1 December 31, 2004 Received 69 applications Denied 7 (10%) January December, 2005 Received 233 applications Denied 7 (3%) 2006 received approved denied

unresolved NOVEMBER 2007 163 157 0 6 Myth: System Office approval takes too long. Program Approval Decision Time July 1 December 31, 2004 Average 133 days (4.4m) January December, 2005 Average 173 days (5.7m)

January December, 2006 Average 107 days (3.5m) E U TR June December, 2006 Average 65 days (2.17m) NOVEMBER 2007 Myth: Creating low-unit certificates avoids System Office approval. Date Approved

Certificate Degree July-Dec. 2004 107 139 2005 127 147

2006 95 111 329 397 Total Awards System Office approved 329 certificates of 18 or more semester (27 or more quarter) units More NOVEMBER 2007

Myth: Creating low-unit certificates avoids System Office approval. 250 228 200 150 ? E U R T

157 147 127 95 100 111 Low-unit Certificates Certificate Only Degree Only 50 0 2005

2006 System Office approved 329 certificates Colleges reported 385 low-unit certificates More about this later NOVEMBER 2007 Myth: E S Credit coursesL are no longer approved by the System Office. FA After the district certifies that all colleges in the

district have completed training, then credit standalone courses will not require System Office approval starting in Fall 2007. System Office approval is still required for: Noncredit courses Credit courses that are part of a proposed program More about this later NOVEMBER 2007 Myth: E S Title 5 A restricts curriculum development. L

F 55000. Definitions. Defines new terms or expands existing definitions (c) "Content review" (e) "Corequisite" (f) "Course" (g) "Educational program" (i) "Noncredit basic skills courses" (j) "Nondegree-applicable basic skills courses" (k) "Prerequisite" NOVEMBER 2007 Myth:

E S Title 5 A restricts curriculum development. L F 55000.5. Handbook; Monitoring and Review of Approved Courses and Programs. BOG formally adopts the Program and Course Approval Handbook, March 2003, and revisions Allows us to utilize the handbook to develop guidelines for best practice be more responsive to faculty developers revise processes as quickly as possible

NOVEMBER 2007 Revision of the Program and Course Approval Handbook SACC has been working with System Office staff for two years in order to revise the handbook Completion of the revision and approval of the BOG is expected in spring 2008 Implementation of some of the changes have begun in fall 2007 Full implementation will continue as quickly as possible in 2008 Online in 2009! NOVEMBER

2007 Revision of the Program and Course Approval Handbook Shift in philosophy from regulations enforcement to resources for curriculum development Example: Approval Criteria Development Criteria Noncredit course and program approval included Development guidelines for credit course approval New forms for credit program approval NOVEMBER 2007 New Credit Program Applications Old Forms Being Replaced

New Credit Forms Application for Approval New Occupational Program Application for Approval New Transfer Program CCC-501. Application for New Credit Programs Request to Add New Option or Certificate Within Existing Program CCC-510. Substantial Changes to Existing Program Non-substantial Changes to Approved

Program CCC-511. Non-substantial Changes to Existing Program none CCC-520. Convert Non-compliant Degree to Compliant Degree or Certificate of Achievement NOVEMBER 2007 OTHE R Primary

Program Single FormGoal(s) for all of new programs Career Technical Education Transfer Other NOVEMBER 2007 Back to Title 5 55063. Minimum Requirements for the Associate Degree. (a) Requirements for a major or area of emphasis. (1) At least 18 semester or 27 quarter units of study must be taken

in a single discipline or related disciplines, as listed in the community colleges "Taxonomy of Programs," or in an area of emphasis involving lower division coursework which prepares students for a field of study or for a specific major at the University of California or the California State University. NOVEMBER 2007 Back to Title 5 A major may be defined by the lower-division requirements of a specific major at the University of California or California State University 18 units in a field or related fields selected by Other

the community college NOVEMBER 2007 Back to Title 5 An area of emphasis is considered to be a broader group of courses and may be defined as 18 units in related fields intended to: prepare for a particular major at 4-year institution or Other prepare for a particular field as defined by the community college. Other It is not expected that all courses will articulate for transfer in a major, although they may.

May be as broad as "social sciences" or theme-based interdisciplinary grouping of courses "American Studies or "International Business NOVEMBER 2007 Remember this Myth? Creating low-unit certificates avoids System Office approval. TRUE ? NOVEMBER 2007 or

FALSE ? Certificate of Achievement A.A. Degree 18 or more semester A.S. Degree (27 or more quarter) units Certificate ofsemester Achievement 12 or more (18 or more quarter) units NOVEMBER

2007 Back to Title 5 55070. Credit Certificates. Certificate of Achievement 18+ semester units / 27 + quarter units degree-applicable credit coursework requires System Office approval may be listed on a student transcript may not be given any other designation symbolizes successful completion of patterns of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities that may be oriented to career or general education NOVEMBER 2007

Back to Title 5 55070. Credit Certificates. Shorter credit certificates (a.k.a. low-unit certificates) less than 18 semester (27 quarter) units do not require System Office approval may not be referred to as a certificate of achievement, a certificate of completion, or a certificate of competency may not be listed on a student's transcript More options NOVEMBER 2007 Back to Title 5 55070. Credit Certificates. Shorter credit certificates (a.k.a. low-unit certificates) 12 or more semester units or 18 or more quarter

units of degree-applicable credit coursework District has the option to submit for approval as certificate of achievement may be listed on students transcript after approved by System Office the naming or designation of certificates shall become effective for the Fall 2008 term NOVEMBER 2007 Back to Title 5 55070. Credit Certificates. Content and assessment standards for certificates defined by the local curriculum committee ensure that certificate programs will be consistent with the mission of the college,

meet a demonstrated need, be feasible, and adhere to guidelines on academic integrity. certificate description must be published in the college catalog NOVEMBER 2007 Revision of the Program and Course Approval Handbook Substantial Modifications to Existing Program goals and objectives of the program changed job categories differ from previous categories baccalaureate major to which students typically transfer is now different number of required units for a certificate is increased to 18 or more semester units or to 27

or more quarter units. NOVEMBER 2007 Revision of the Program and Course Approval Handbook Substantial Modifications to Existing Program Add new award in same 4-digit T.O.P. code Split existing program into two or more tracks, emphases, etc. in same 4-digit T.O.P. code new option or certificate in 5-digit T.O.P. sub-discipline may be considered NOVEMBER 2007

We couldnt make it any simpler than this. You still have to write a narrative and provide course outlines of record. NOVEMBER 2007 Revision of the Program and Course Approval Handbook Non-Substantial Changes to Existing Program local title changes T.O.P. code changes units of program change degree type changes (AA to AS or vice versa) delete or inactivate program re-activate an inactive program

NOVEMBER 2007 NOVEMBER 2007 NOVEMBER 2007 CCC-520. Convert Non-compliant Degree 55063 requires that all associate degrees must require 18 or more semester units in a major or area of emphasis Temporary form used to quickly convert approved degree to make it compliant CCC-520 Form may be used until July 1, 2008

NOVEMBER 2007 NOVEMBER 2007 1 3 NOVEMBER 2007 1. 2. 3. 4.

2 Describe existing degree List changes to this description Attach new program description and requirements Submit one copy with attachments. Local Approval of Stand-Alone Courses Program-applicable Course: credit course is part of a certificate or degree that is approved by the System Office required or restricted electives for an approved certificate or associate degree, including general education requirements Stand-alone Course: credit course is not required or a restricted

elective for any credit program approved by the System Office NOVEMBER 2007 Local Approval of Stand-Alone Courses Title 5 55100 All credit courses must be approved by college curriculum committee district governing board District certifies that all faculty and staff involved in curriculum approval have completed training Courses must be modified & re-approved if they were previously denied by the System Office NOVEMBER

2007 Local Approval of Stand-alone Courses Submit courses for approval as a program when 18 or more semester units (or 27 quarter units) are linked in a sequence of prerequisite or corequisite courses. Students may not be allowed to count 18 or more units of stand-alone courses to fulfill the requirements of a degree, major or certificate NOVEMBER 2007 Local Approval of Stand-alone Courses Local district annually certifies each college. Local approval may be terminated if district fails to

comply with all of the requirements. Training Certification Process 1. Curriculum chair* is trained on regulations. 2. Curriculum chair* trains others on campus. 3. Sign certification form and submit to System Office. 4. College offers new stand-alone courses next term. * CIO may designate another trainer. NOVEMBER 2007 Implementation: Fall 2007 Training certification due November 1, 2007 Certifies that on-campus training has occurred Each college will report new courses electronically Course control numbers required for MIS reporting Reporting processes are coming soon:

MIS submission to get course control number Document date of local board approval As e-mail attachment for now Web site is under development NOVEMBER 2007 Summary CCC-520 CCC-501 NOVEMBER 2007

Review associate degrees Include a major or area of emphasis Convert IGETC or CSU Breadth patterns to Certificates of Achievement Revise names of certificates in Fall 2008 catalog Review low-unit certificates Submit 12-18 semester (18-27 quarter) unit certificates for approval if necessary Report new credit courses to get control numbers Questions Later Contacts: Email: Stephanie Low, CCCCO (916) 322-6888 [email protected]

Website: Academic Affairs Division Instructional Programs & Services http://www.cccco.edu/divisions/esed/aa_ir/ips.htm July 2007 NOVEMBER 2007

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