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Curriculum Review Policy

Approved By and Date:Board of Trustees12-12-2013
 Executive Leadership Team09-03-2013
 ICORE08-21-2013

The Stanly Community College (SCC) Board of Trustees has ultimate and final authority over the addition, deletion, and inception of all curriculum programs.  In caring out that responsibility, the Board of Trustees invites the faculty to be actively engaged in the process.  Curriculum change and development at SCC is a faculty driven process and is carried out through collaboration among program faculty, Faculty Senate, and administration.  College faculty and Program Heads may find it appropriate to add programs of study, add courses, or make other changes to existing programs of study, all of which require curricular review and approval at the institution.  The SCC Faculty Senate has the responsibility for first level approval of all curricular review. 


Curriculum Review Procedures

Approved By and Date:Executive Leadership Team09-03-2013
 ICORE12-03-2014

The following procedures will constitute the flow of events and protocol for entering into the curricular review process at the institution.  While the curricular review protocol is under the domain of college policy and procedure, the Faculty Senate’s guidelines are incorporated here for a complete description of the process. Likewise the Faculty Senate assumes a participatory role and responsibility in the administration of the approval process on behalf of the College. 

  1. The following alterations to curriculum offerings will warrant curricular review:

  2. Addition of a new program of study

  3. Addition of new courses to an existing program of study

  4. Addition of a new credential offering to an existing program of study

  5. Deletion of courses from an existing program of study

  6. A change in course sequence

  7. Modification of elective offerings

  8. Modification of course pre or co-requisites

  9. Modification of programs of study as a result of state system changes

  10. Addition or removal of a fourth sentence to the course description

  11. The process for proposed changes are:

  12. Department/Program Head discusses proposed change with Associate Dean and Associate Vice President and gains initial approval to proceed.

  13. Department/Program Head will start the process with the Instructional Coordinator who will facilitate and track the requested change as it moves through the flow of approvals.

  14. Department/Program Head will fill out required forms, supply supplemental documents needed, and secure additional initial approvals from the SACSCOC Liaison and the LRC Director.

  15. Proposed Change is presented to the Faculty Senate for review and approval after all signatures have been obtained.

  16. If Faculty Senate approves, the change advances to ICore for review and approval.

  17. If approved by ICore, the Executive Vice-President of Educational Services will advance the change to the Executive Leadership Team (as needed to advance the change to the Board of Trustees).

  18. Board of Trustees will approve any new programs or program deletions.

  19. The Instructional Coordinator will track the change through all levels of approval, inform the Department/Program Head and Associate Vice-President of disposition, and post the action on the spreadsheet in the Program of Study Folder on the Share Drive.The Instructional Coordinator will make the change in the catalog and submit the program of study change to the North Carolina Community College System Office.

  20. The timeline for completing curricular review is dictated by catalog and North Carolina Community College System submittal deadlines. The Instructional Coordinator will announce deadlines annually.