Curriculum Resources


Reference Documents

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. The rebric 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.

Bloom's Taxonomy for 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.

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.

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.

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.

Create/Revise Course Outline Summary – 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.

Learn Assistance Options – 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.

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

Program and Course Approval Handbook

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.

Reference Websites

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.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) – The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501 © 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 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 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

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.

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.

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.