11.3 Process is established for curriculum development, approval, review, modification, and assessment of the educational program.
a. Academically qualified faculty is actively involved in the process of curriculum development as evidenced in minutes of faculty meetings.
b. The administration of the institution is actively involved in the process of curriculum development as evidenced in minutes of administrative, planning, and budgeting meetings.
Faculty with appropriate credentials in that discipline are relied upon heavily for their professional expertise and judgment in curricular development. Documentation of the credentials for the faculty is available in the personnel files located in the office of the Academic Dean and also presented in the Catalog. The Comprehensive Assessment Plan describes the annual curriculum review process. Each department is reviewed on a three-year cycle. The review begins in each program and flows upward to the Academic Committee. If needed, any recommendations go to the Board of Directors for review and approval. This process is outlined in the Comprehensive Assessment Plan. The review includes curricular development, course modification, and assessment.
Appendix B: Catalog 2016-2017, pp. 66-68
Appendix D: Faculty Handbook 2016-2017, p. 26
Appendix I: Comprehensive Assessment Plan, pp. 6-7
Exhibit: Personnel Files, Office of Academic Dean
Exhibit: Curriculum Change Request Form
Exhibit: Sample Curriculum Change Requests