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Updated August 2016.  Need assistance with writing or revising a course proposal? Email the chair of the Course Evaluation Subcommittee, Heidi Neu at hneu@lbcc.edu


Technical questions? Email the Curriculum Database Specialist, Monique Fernandez at curriculum-desk@lbcc.edu

 
2016-2017 Course Evaluation SubCommittee
  • Heidi Neu (Chair)   
  • Kenna Hillman
  • Michelle Grimes-Hillman
  • Wendy Koenig
  • Ralph Meza
  • Suman Mudunuri
  • Anna Rodriguez
  • Trevor Rodriguez
  • Mollie Smith
  • Ray Sumner
  • Colin Williams 

 

Reference Documents


All of the documents are in PDF format; please make sure you have a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before downloading.

Adobe PDF Bloom's Taxonomy
This is a rubric of major categories in the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.  These are language standards for the course outline's student learning outcomes.

Adobe PDF Bloom's Taxonomy Revised
This revision denotes all three learning domains, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor and the concept of developing competence by stages in sequence. The cognitive matrix is an update by Anderson and Krathwhol in 2001. The affective matrix was detailed by Bloom, Krathwhol and Masia in 1964. The psychomotor matrix is based on the domain detail established by R.H. Dave (who was a student of Bloom's), but integrates Harrow and Simpson's models too.

Adobe PDF Bloom's Taxonomy Digital
Neither version of Bloom's Taxonomy directly addresses the new student learning outcomes and objectives presented by the emergence and integration of Information and Communication Technologies into the classroom and the lives of contemporary students. Thus, this creation of a Bloom's for digital skills within an educational context.

 Adobe PDF New Course Approval Flow Chart
This is a visual diagram for the local course approval process.

Word Document Create/Revise Course Outline Summary  [Word Format]
This is an informational document that summarizes the process that a faculty author would need to complete to successfully create or revise a course outline of record.

Adobe PDF Create/Revise Course Outline Summary
This is an informational document created by the Course Evaluation Subcommittee on the four learning assistance options available for a course at LBCC.  The intent of this document is to facilitate communication between constituencies so as to determine whether if, or if so which, option is best for a course.

Adobe PDF Materials/Facilities Fees Legal Opinion M 01-40
Expressed statutory authority is required to charge any mandatory student fee, including course materials/facilities fees. This document reflects updates resulting from actions of the Legislature during the 2001 session and formal legal opinions issued from the General Counsel to the Board of Governors and Chancellor.

Adobe PDF TBA Hours Compliance Advice Legal Advisory 08-02
This legal advisory provides guidance about the basic requirements for to be arranged hours or TBA as part of a course.

Adobe PDF The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide
This extensive reference document was adopted by the state Academic Senate's Curriculum Committee in Spring 2008.

Adobe PDF Distance Education Guidelines Omnibus 2008
This document is designed to provide overall guidance and assistance to individuals seeking to understand the system's rules which apply to the design, approval, conduct, and reporting of distance education within California Community Colleges.

 Adobe PDF Program and Course Approval Handbook

Reference Websites



General

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges 
The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges represents the faculty of the community Colleges.  This site helps ensure effective participation in the formation of statewide policies on academic and professional matters.

Academic Senate's California Community College's Curriculum
This website is designed to assist those within the California Community Colleges who design and approve curriculum.  The seven topic areas are structured for easy information access and guidance on curriculum in the major ways users need that information and guidance.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501 (c) 3 organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges

California Code of Regulations
The California Code of Regulations (CCR) website contains the text of the regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State. Title 5 - Education, Division 6 - California Community Colleges, Chapter 6, contains the regulations for curriculum at the community colleges.

California Education Code
This code establishes the law of this state in regards to education.  This code primarily deals with grades K-12, however. Title 3: Postsecondary Education does provide statutory provisions for California's postsecondary institutions.  This code is divided into title, division, part, chapter, article, and section headings.

LBCC Distance Learning Guidelines
A course is considered to be a distance learning course if any percentage of it is delivered via a methodology where the student and the instructor are not present in the same physical location. LBCC offers a few types of distance learning courses: online / teleWeb and televised courses are taught 51% or more at a distance; hybrid courses are taught 50% or less at a distance.


Systems Office

California Community Colleges System Office
The System Office is the administrative branch of the California Community College system, and is located in Sacramento. It is also responsible for allocating state funding to the colleges and districts.

California Community Colleges System's Office Academic Affairs Division
The Academic Affairs Division of the Chancellor's Office is responsible for providing state-level design and review of community college curriculum and instructional support activities.

California Community Colleges System's Office Credit Program and Course Approval
This sub-unit maintains the statewide Inventory of Approved and Projected Programs, which lists all approved programs in the California Community Colleges system. The inventory may be searched by college or by type of program.

California Community Colleges System's Office Instructional Programs and Services Unit
The Instructional Programs and Services Unit is responsible for management, policy development and implementation in the areas of instructional resources and academic standards, including Credit Program and Course approval, curriculum reporting and review, Noncredit (adult education), Basic Skills and English as a Second Language (ESL), and Distance Education; in addition to administration of special projects.

California Community Colleges System's Office Inventory of Approved and Projected Programs
This inventory lists degrees and certificates offered by California community colleges, which are approved by the Chancellor's Office, and projected future programs.

California Community Colleges System's Office Faculty/Staff Minimum Qualifications
"Minimum Qualifications" that are used to determine a candidate's eligibility for academic and administrative positions in the community college system based on their education and experience.

California Community Colleges System's Office Reference Materials
This site contains statewide reference materials for curriculum and course approval.

California Community Colleges System's Office Career and Technical Education (CTE)
The Career Technical Education (CTE) Unit of the Economic Development and Workforce Preparation Division focuses on program coordination and advocacy, policy development and coordination with K-18 workforce preparation and career and technical education systems.

California Community Colleges System's Associate Degrees for Transfer                                                                                        

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440 Padilla), signed into legislation on September 29, 2010, enables the California Community Colleges and California State University to collaborate on the creation of Associate in Arts Degree (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) Degree transfer programs.


Transfer

California State University
With more than 450,000 students on 23 campuses, the CSU is the largest university in the United States and has an extremely significant impact on the economy of the state and the regions where its campuses are located.

University of California
This is the system-wide homepage.

Lower Division Transfer Pattern (LDTP)
The Lower Division Transfer Pattern (LDTP) by Major project is one of several ways that California Community College (CCC) students may use to prepare for study at the California State University (CSU).

Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS)
The Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS) was established by faculty in 1980 as a voluntary organization consisting of representatives of the Academic Senates of the three segments of public higher education in California. This organization deals with a variety of issues of mutual concern such as student preparation for postsecondary education, the California Master Plan for Higher Education, access, transfer, articulation, general education, and educational quality and standards.

California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC)
The purpose of the California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC) is to serve as a statewide forum for Articulation Officers to meet, discuss, and resolve college transfer and articulation issues; and to facilitate the progress of students between and among the segments of postsecondary education in California.

 


Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

Doing What Matters for Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

In the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the programs of the Division of Workforce and Economic Development bridge the skills and jobs mismatch and prepare California's workforce for 21st century.  This website contains workforce and labor market information and other CTE resources.

Labor Market Information
This page will provide information and data for educators and training facility administrators about the occupations and skills for which the college should provide training.  This is a part of the Employment Development Department for the state of California. The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state.

Centers of Excellence
The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) program is the statewide network for the delivery of education and training services to businesses, workers, and jobseekers in key growth industries and new technologies.

One of EWD's ten regionally based sector initiatives, the Centers of Excellence, support the community colleges by providing customized data on high growth, emerging, and economically-critical industries and occupations and their related workforce needs.

O*Net Resource Center
The O*NET Resource Center is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Here you will find news and information about the O*NET program. This site is your source for O*NET products, including O*NET data, career exploration tools, and reports.

Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium
This group services the California Community Colleges of Los Angeles County and Orange County to integrate and coordinate economic development and vocational educational programs/services, to increase the knowledge of programs and services in the region, and to disseminate best practices.

SCANS Report for America 2000
Published and released in June 1991, the SCANS Report's skills and competencies were identified by the Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. The national commission deemed the skills a necessary requirement of high school graduates or persons entering the workforce, and especially those expecting to become successful members of that workforce.





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