Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee is charged to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on issues related to the development, review, implementation, and assessment of all aspects of curriculum both at the college and state level. The committee distributes information through institutes and other forms of professional development, the website, and listservs, as well as senate publications. Under the direction of the president, the chair and/or members of the Curriculum Committee provide technical assistance to local college curriculum committees, academic senates, and the faculty in general. Note: Resolution 15.03 S94 charged the Senate with appointing a library science member and noted past recommendations to the Senate to appoint a counselor, articulation officer, vocational education and basic skills faculty.

Membership of this committee includes a Chief Instructional Officer (CIO) appointed by the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers organization (

Members of this committee also assist with the planning of the Curriculum Institute.
Academic Year Meetings

2020 - 2021

August 28th, 2020 @ 9:00am - 10:15am  ZOOM

September 24th, 2020 @ 9:00am - 10:15am  ZOOM

October 29th, 2020 @ 9:00am - 10:15am  ZOOM

November 19th, 202 @ 9:00am - 10:15am  ZOOM

December 3rd, 2020 @ 9:00am - 10:15am  ZOOM


You can view resolutions and Rostrum articles related to the the California Community Colleges Curriculum Committee by clicking here.

Current Agendas/minutes

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Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Reinstatement of Non-substantive Revision Category for the Program and Course Approval Handbook Spring 2021 Curriculum
Develop a Rubric for Ethnic Studies Courses and Ethnic Studies Competencies Spring 2021 Curriculum
Develop a Rubric for Ethnic Studies Courses for CSU General Education Area F Spring 2021 Curriculum
Defining Ethnic Studies and its Four Core Disciplines Spring 2021 Curriculum
Update Paper on Local Curriculum Committees Fall 2020 Curriculum
Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement Fall 2020 Curriculum
Clarify and Strengthen the Ethnic Studies General Education Requirement Fall 2020 Curriculum
Paper and Resources for Evaluating Placement in English, English as a Second Language, and Mathematics Pathways Fall 2020 Matriculation
Critical Support for Early Childhood Education/Child Development Programs Fall 2020 Career Technical Education
Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubrics for Coding Course Outcomes Spring 2019 Curriculum
Support for the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement, Commonly Known as the American Institutions Requirement Spring 2019 Intersegmental Issues
Adopt Updated Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubrics for Coding English as a Second Language (ESL) Course Outcomes Fall 2019 Curriculum
English as a Second Language (ESL) Course Basic (CB) 21 Rubric Coding of Multiple Courses to the Same CB21 Competency Fall 2019 Curriculum
Clarify the Meaning of Fundamental Alteration When Providing Academic Accommodations Fall 2019 Curriculum
Repeatability of Credit Co-Requisite Support Courses Fall 2019 Curriculum
Ensuring Access and Opportunity for Success for All Students Through AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) Implementation Fall 2019 Curriculum
Flexibility in Local Curriculum Submission Deadlines as Related to the Implementation of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) Fall 2018 Curriculum
Reduce Course Enrollment Maximums as Needed to Satisfy New State Directives Spring 2018 Local Senates
Preventing Duplication of Programs by California Online Community College Fall 2018 Academic Senate
Metrics and Coding Cleanup Fall 2018 Budget and Finance
Degree and Certificate Awards in Response to the New Funding Formula Fall 2018 Curriculum
Equalize Noncredit Curriculum Processes to Align with Local Approval of Credit Curriculum Processes Fall 2018 Curriculum
Local Senate Purview and Apprenticeship Programs Spring 2017 Local Senates
Student Accountability Model Codes - CB09 Revision Fall 2017 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Inclusion of Information Competency in College Institutional Learning Outcomes Fall 2017 Curriculum


Title Issue Year Sort ascending
Implications and Considerations for Cross Listing Courses February 2022
What Is 5C and What Does It Do? April 2022
Ethnic Studies: Looking Back; Looking Forward February 2021
Moving the Needle: Equity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Anti-Racism in the Course Outline of Record November 2021
AB 705 and Its Unintended Consequences February 2020
10 Noncredit Instruction in Guided Pathways Efforts April 2020
Development Criteria for Curriculum Approval Processes November 2020
Course Repetition and Repeatability – Legal Mandate and Significant Change in Industry or Licensure Standards: Sharing the Burden for Certifying the Need for Repetition February 2019
Debunking Myths Around AB 705 July 2019
A Legacy of Honesty and Integrity July 2019
Senate’s First Annual Curriculum Institute July 2019
Apprenticeships and the Faculty Purview April 2018
The Importance of Major Preparation April 2018
Student Centered Funding and Curriculum: Keeping It Student Centered October 2018
Curriculum Streamlining September 2017
TOP Code Alignment Project and Impacts on Local Coding October 2017
Why We Still Need the Common Assessment April 2017
Reviewing, Evaluating and Improving the Curriculum Process – A Local Academic Senate Responsibility February 2016
Beyond Efficient Curriculum Approval Processes – Timely Catalog Publication March 2016
“Canned” Courses and Faculty Responsibilities October 2016
Effective and Efficient Local Curriculum Approval Processes October 2016
Best Practices for the Development of New Courses February 2015
The UC Transfer Admission Pathways November 2015
CB 21, C-ID, and the Ongoing Challenge of Defining Basic Skills Curriculum October 2014
Call Me Maybe? : When to Contact the Chancellor’s Office and How to Find Information on Your Own June 2013


Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide Revisited Spring 2017 Curriculum
Ensuring Effective Curriculum Approval Processes: A Guide for Local Senates Spring 2016 Curriculum
Awarding Credit Where Credit is Due: Effective Practices for the Implementation of Credit by Exam Spring 2014 Grading
Multiple Measures in Assessment: The Requirements and Challenges of Multiple Measures in the California Community Colleges Spring 2014 Matriculation
Setting Course Enrollment Maximums: Process, Roles, and Principles Spring 2012 Curriculum
Implementing Content Review for Communication and Computation Prerequisites Spring 2011 Curriculum
Student Success: The Case for Establishing Prerequisites through Content Review Fall 2010 Curriculum
The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide Spring 2008 Curriculum
Future Planning: Instruction as a Priority Fall 1982 Curriculum
Information Competency: Challenges and Strategies for Development Fall 2002 Curriculum
General Education Model Criteria for the Associate Degree Spring 1981 Curriculum
Components of a Model Course Outline of Record Fall 1995 Curriculum
Curriculum Committee Review of Distance Learning Courses and Sections Fall 1995 Curriculum
Good Practices for Course Approval Processes Spring 1998 Curriculum
Stylistic Considerations in Writing Course Outlines of Record Spring 1998 Curriculum
Curriculum Committee: Role, Structure, Duties and Standards of Good Practice Fall 1996 Curriculum
Issues and Options for Associate Degree Levels In Mathematics and English Fall 2004 Curriculum
Good Practices for the Implementation of Prerequisites Spring 1997 Curriculum

Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Henry Young 2021-22
Jeff Waller 2021-22
Stephanie Curry 2021-22 Chair
Michelle Bean 2021-22
Nili Kirschner 2021-22
Adrienne C. Brown 2021-22
Sarah Harris 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Randy Beach 2020-21
Rose Giordano 2020-21
Jeff Waller 2020-21
Josefina Gomez 2020-21
Michelle Plug 2020-21
Alexandra Diamant 2020-21
Carrie Roberson 2020-21 Chair
Michelle Bean 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes