Curriculum Development

The following procedures apply to all curricular changes, including additions, deletions and modifications:

  1. All proposals regarding programs or courses should be initiated at the department level and reviewed by department faculty in cooperation with the Division Dean.
  2. Faculty and Deans are responsible for review of all materials and initial articulation, if necessary, with other divisions or colleges about proposed new courses or course modifications.
  3. All forms and pertinent material related to a request for action on programs or courses should be submitted to the Vice President of Instruction. Deadlines for submission of curricular changes for each academic year will be issued by the Instruction Office.
  4. The Vice President of Instruction will submit curriculum additions, deletions and modifications to the Curriculum Committee for review and recommendation.
  5. The Curriculum Committee's recommendations are forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and the Academic Senate President for concurrence and recommendation to the College President. New course recommendations are prepared by the Vice President of Instruction and Senate President and submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.
  6. Recommendations for new programs follow the same process as for new courses. Upon approval by the Curriculum Committee and the Board of Trustees, new programs are submitted to the State Chancellor's Office for review and approval.

The following forms are used routinely for curriculum proposals:

  • Form D New Course Request Form
  • Form F Course Modification Form
  • Form X Experimental Course Form
  • Content Review Form (for prerequisites, co requisites and recommended preparation)
  • Course Outline

These forms and instructions are available on the Curriculum Committee website. Division Deans routinely assist faculty with curriculum proposals. The current Curriculum Committee Chair and/or Maria Norris (ext. 4332), Administrative Assistant in the Instruction Office, can also assist in providing advice about completing the forms.

Program Review

At Skyline College, a six-year cycle of instructional programs to be reviewed has been developed and is as follows:

2004-2005 (due October 2005)

  • Accounting
  • Administration of Justice
  • Assessment
  • Paralegal
  • Telecommunications
  • Cosmetology
  • Physical Education/Dance

2005-2006 (due October 2006)

  • Music
  • Admissions and Records
  • Health Sciences
  • EMT
  • English as a Second Language
  • The Learning Center
  • Library
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Family and Consumer Sciences  

2006-2007 (due October 2007)

  • Art
  • Automotive Technology
  • Athletics
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • International Trade
  • Marketing
  • Disablility Resources
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Economics 

2007-2008 (due October 2008)

  • Financial Aid
  • Health Center
  • Security
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Computer Applications and Office Technology
  • Reading
  • World Languages
  • Biological Sciences 

2008-2009 (due October 2009)

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Physical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Transfer Center
  • Student Activities 

2009-2010 (due October 2010)

  • Anthropology
  • Humanities
  • Sociology
  • Speech
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • EOPS/CARE/CalWorks
  • Career Center
  • Counseling
  • International Students

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