2016-2017 Faculty Handbook

Faculty Responsibility in Academic Affairs

The responsibility for the improvement of the educational program resides primarily with the faculty, and ultimately, with the vice president for Academic Affairs and the president, who makes recommendations to the District Board of Trustees. Participation in the curricular process is a most important role of the faculty. This is evidenced by faculty participation in the governance structure of the college. All committees function for the support of students or the improvement of learning. The committees with a primary focus on learning at the college are the Curriculum Committee, the Teaching Learning Institute Steering Committee, the Learning Outcomes Steering Committee and the discipline-specific committees within each division of the college.