BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE:
SBTCE POLICY 3-1-101: STRUCTURE OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE, DIPLOMA, AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS; SBTCE POLICY 3-1-301: INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM EVALUATION
PURPOSE: The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidelines for revising existing programs.
- DEFINITION OF REVISIONS
A revision is defined as any change to an academic program or course and includes:
- Deletion of an existing course or the addition of a new course.
- Changes in contact hours.
- Changes in course prerequisites and corequisites.
- Changes in the general education or major requirements.
- Increase or decrease in the total hours required for graduation.
- Changes in admission requirements.
- CURRICULUM CHANGE PROPOSAL
The program manager (coordinator, department head or dean) is responsible for the development of formal requests for change. Each request for change must include:
- Proposal for revision that includes rationale for the proposed changes and follows instructions provided by the Assistant Vice President of Academic Programs.
- A TTC Curriculum Revision Cover Sheet.
- A copy of the current Catalog display, with proposed changes marked.
- The proposal describing the desired change is developed by the progam manager and should be approved by the Department Head and Dean as appropriate before being sent to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Programs.
- The Assistant Vice President of Academic Programs reviews the proposal to ensure that all required elements are fully addressed and that the proposal meets SBTCE requirements and then forwards it to the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.
- Curriculum Committee: The Committee reviews all proposed curriculum changes. The following actions, as a minimum, should be taken by the committee during the review.
- Ensure that the revision and the program goals, either existing or redefined, are consistent.
- Consider how the change(s) will affect other programs and/or courses.
- Check course content to prevent course duplication.
- Verify that the change is needed, reasonable, and consistent with the total instructional program.
Upon conclusion of its review, the Committee submits recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: The Vice President for Academic Affairs reviews and approves all changes.
- ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: The Assistant Vice President of Academic Programs notifies the College of all approved curriculum revisions. The Assistant Vice President also submits requests for approved new courses to be added to the State Catalog of Approved Courses if necessary.
- EFFECTIVE DATE: Program revisions become effective for the next catalog year unless otherwise approved.