11.2 Curriculum clearly relates to the mission, objectives, and philosophy of education of the institution.
a. Institution documents the relationship of the academic programs to the institutions mission, objectives, and philosophy of education.
b. The relationship between the curriculum and the institutional mission, objectives, and philosophy of education is reviewed annually.
The academic programs are designed to accomplish the mission and purposes of the Institution. They have also been designed according to the Philosophy of Education statement adopted by the Institution. Each degree program has its aims and objectives written before its degree plan in the Catalog. Additionally, the Course Syllabus Requirements included in the Faculty Handbook requires each course syllabus to “specify outcomes, expectations, competencies, and terminal objectives. These goals and objectives should support the mission and purposes of the college.”
Keeping in mind the relationship between the curriculum and the Institutional mission, objectives and philosophy, the Academic Committee is charged with being “responsible for reviewing the curriculum of the College on a continuing basis and making recommendation to the college faculty concerning curriculum development and instructional improvement.” Additionally, the Board of Directors approves all degree programs changes during the annual spring board meeting.
Appendix B: Catalog, 2016-2017, pp. 5-10, 29-45
Appendix D: Faculty Handbook 2016-2017, pp. 19-21, 26
Exhibit: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, April 14, 2016
Plan of Action:
The agendas for the Faculty Senate and Academic Committee will be adjusted to annually include the “relationship between the curriculum and the institutional mission, objectives, and philosophy of education.”