Curriculum Committee

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Charge:

Blue Mountain Community College is committed to providing high quality educational services to students.  An accessible, updated, and innovative curriculum is central to this process and supports the college mission and core themes. 

The Curriculum Committee is a college governance committee that is charged with reviewing all new proposals and revisions to curriculum for academic programs.  Academic programs include all credit transfer courses and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and courses.

In fulfilling its charge, the Curriculum Committee will:

  1. Design, review, and maintain a responsive integrated curriculum.
  2. Serve as a resource to departments and individuals for understanding the curriculum process and assist in developing new/refined programs and courses.
  3. Review course/program changes in terms of their impact on college programs, departments, workloads, schedules, equipment, and resources.
  4. Review course/program changes and proposals and recommend approval based on compliance with state and accrediting guidelines as well as transferability to other institutions of higher learning.
  5. Assure that curriculum decisions are held accountable to the mission of the college.
  6. Oversee academic program review and course and program assessment.

 Membership:

  1. The Curriculum Committee will consist of nine (9) voting members and two (2) non-voting members, with the majority being faculty. The Office of Instruction member votes only to break a tie.
  2. Annually, the Committee will elect a faculty member to serve as Chair-elect, and this individual will assume the Chair role at the beginning of the new academic year.
  3. Four faculty members will be appointed by the BMFA to represent academic programs and each will serve a two (2) year term.
  4. The Chair of the Instructional Assessment Committee and Chair of the Academic Program Review Committee will each serve a one (1) year term.If either the Instructional Assessment Committee or the Academic Program Review Chairs are not able to serve, they may appoint another faculty member as the committee liaison for the year.
  5. The other appointed positions will serve 1 or 2 year terms as noted in the chart.
  6. The faculty membership should be evenly represented: 3 transfer faculty and 3 CTE faculty.
  7. During the 2017/18 transition year, six (6) current Curriculum Committee faculty members (equally divided between transfer and CTE) will serve until the end of the academic year.The new membership changes will begin as outlined below fall term 2018.

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Meeting Dates:

2nd and 4th Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 am, Boardroom

 

Member

Name

Voting status

Term

Faculty – AAOT STEM

Chandra Kunapareddy

Voting

1 year initial then 2 year

Faculty – AAOT non-STEM

Ki Russell

Voting

2 year

Faculty – CTE

Matt DeGarmo

Voting

1 year initial then 2 year

Faculty – CTE

Velda Arnaud (Chair)

Voting

2 year

Faculty – Instructional Assessment Committee

Margaret Mayer

Voting

1 year

Faculty—Academic Program Review

Nick Nelson

Voting

1 year

Registrar

Theresa Bosworth

Non-voting

Standing

Student Affairs Representative

Brenna Hines

Voting

2 year

Office of Instruction Administration

John Fields

Votes only to break a tie

2 year

Office of Instruction Curriculum Coordinator

Jennifer Comstock

Non-voting

Standing

Associated Student Government (ASG)

Paola Sanchez

Voting

1 year

 

 

Curriculum Committee Relationship with the other college committees and the Office of Instruction:

  1. In addition to the above responsibilities, the Committee will periodically review the “Course and Curriculum Review Procedures” and assist the Office of Instruction with assuring that the process is transparent, fair, and consistent.
  2. Changes in policy will be submitted to the College Coordinating Council as an information item per college charter.
  3. As needed, the Committee will form sub-committees to focus on specific tasks or issues.These subcommittees will make recommendations to the Committee.
  4. Academic Program Review and Instructional Assessment Committees will exist as permanent committees and report annually to the Curriculum Committee.
  5. Curriculum meetings
  • A standing time for all Curriculum Committee meetings will be determined, and any faculty member who serves on the committee is expected to attend.
  • If a member must miss due to an unavoidable conflict, he/she must notify the Curriculum Coordinator and/or the Curriculum Committee Chair in order to document an excused absence.If a member misses more than two meetings per year, he/she will be contacted and a determination made as to ability to commit to the duties of committee membership.Should a committee member resign, or be asked to step down, another appropriate faculty representative will be selected.
  • In case of an excused absence, the excused member may NOT assign a proxy vote to another person.However, he/she may request that a vote be tabled until the next meeting.Each scheduled vote may only be tabled one time due to member request.
  • A meeting quorum is defined as the presence of any five (5) voting members.If a quorum is not present, the meeting may be held but decisions requiring a vote will be deferred to the next meeting date.
  • All Curriculum Committee meetings are open, and members may participate via Zoom or telephone connection. Curriculum Committee meetings (but not subcommittee meetings) will be recorded using Zoom and stored in a Canvas shell for each academic year.
  • Meeting agendas will be published in advance on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.
  • The Curriculum Committee Chair will conduct the meetings.If she/he is absent from the meeting, the Chair-Elect will assume this duty.
  • Anyone wishing to address the committee may contact the Office of Instruction or the Curriculum Committee Chair at least one (1) week before the scheduled meeting and request to be placed on the agenda, or he/she may submit written testimony to be considered at the next meeting.