The Academic Standards Committee is a standing sub-committee of the Academic Senate and as such is charged with reviewing and recommending to the Senate all college policies relating to academic standards for students. Weekly reports are given to the Academic Senate by the Academic Standards Committee Chair and these reports are included in the Academic Senate Minutes.
The goal of the Curriculum Committee is to provide the highest quality of education for all College of Marin students by supporting and assisting the faculty in the process of development and revisions to all approved academic materials. It is the committee's intent to maintain and improve academic standards as set forth by Title 5 regulations, the State Chancellor’s Office, and the duties as set forth by the state Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.
As a subcommittee of the Academic Senate at College of Marin, we will act accordingly in both a supportive and evaluative role for the on-going development of courses and programs at the college as defined within the current board policies and procedures, specifically BP 4020 PROGRAM, CURRICULUM, AND COURSE DEVELOPMENT and AP 4020 PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT.
For assistance, please contact the Curriculum Represetative for your area, the Curriculum Chairperson, the Curriculum Specialist, or the Articulation Officer by clicking on the links under the Committee Members list. You may also contact us via phone by referring to the extension number listed or the listing in the current College of Marin Directory.
Curriculum Committee Membership and Operating Guidelines from AP 4020:
b. Non-voting Staff Resource: The Dean of Enrollment Services.
c. Department Chairs serve as ex-officio members of the Committee and all Department Chairs are welcome to attend at all times. Particular Department Chairs will be invited to attend Curriculum Committee meetings when there are proposals originating from their department; further, Department Chairs shall be invited when proposals are presented from other departments that will affect their courses and/or programs.
3. Operating Guidelines:
a. According to the UPM/MCCD Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 8.12.2 (2004-2007 contract) Department Chairs shall: in conjunction with the department's faculty, develop and/or modify curriculum, subject to departmental and District approval as recommended by the College Curriculum Committee; and assist faculty in up-dating course descriptions and communicate these updates in writing within the department and to the appropriate instructional office(s) through recommendations of the College Curriculum Committee.
b. The Curriculum Committee Chair will be elected by voting members of the Committee.
c. Additional support will be provided by the Office of Instructional Management.
d. Curriculum Committee agendas, approved minutes and updated Curriculum Committee approval schedules will be posted on the Curriculum Committee website.
The Academic Senate voted at its September 23rd, 2010 meeting to approve the formation of a Distance Education Committee (DEC) as a subcommittee of the Academic Senate that will oversee the development and implementation of distance education offerings at College of Marin. Reports are given periodically to the Academic Senate and are included in the Academic Senate minutes.
This Committee may include at least 8 volunteer faculty appointed by the Academic Senate from various disciplines who presently offer distance education classes including Math, the Sciences, Health Education, English, Philosophy, Business/Business Office Systems or Computer Information Systems, Modern Languages, and Multimedia Studies; additionally, one faculty member with curriculum expertise, a counselor and someone from DSPS. The chair will be elected by the committee.
This committee will:
Approved by the Academic Senate on February 4, 2016.
The College of Marin Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Council (SLOAC) is a subcommittee of the Academic Senate. It is co-chaired by the two student learning outcome facilitators. Additionally, it has up to ten volunteer faculty members from any of the following areas:
The Academic Senate has established a subcommittee on General Education to review and update the college's General Education Offerings. Reports are given periodically to the Academic Senate by the Curriculum Committee Chair and included in the minutes of the Academic Senate.
As this is a curricular issue of major importance and as the Chairs are ex-officio members of the curriculum committee, this committee will be made up of the chair or the chair’s designee from each of the following departments.
Resource persons will include the Articulation Officer, the Academic Deans, and the Vice-President of Student Learning.
Academic Senate Subcommittees Webpage