2020-2021 Faculty Handbook

Approval Process

  • A faculty member or group makes a proposal to the appropriate administrator in the area responsible for the course or program.

  • The administrator requests appropriate faculty input and recommendations.

  • The proposed curricular change is submitted to the CF Curriculum Committee in the approved format. Forms are requested directly from the coordinator of Curriculum Services and Faculty Credentialing, who will also provide instructions and guidance to those individuals who are completing the forms.

  • If no action is required from the CF Curriculum Committee, an item may be brought to the CF Curriculum Committee for information purposes only.

  • After the CF Curriculum Committee has acted on the recommendation, the chair of the CF Curriculum Committee signs the appropriate paperwork. The coordinator of Curriculum Services and Faculty Credentialing records the action and submits recommendation to the vice president for Academic Affairs for approval.

  • The vice president for Academic Affairs submits the recommendation to the college president for approval and placement on the agenda for the District Board of Trustees’ approval.

  • Upon approval by the District Board of Trustees, new course information is submitted to the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS) office for review and approval as required by statute. New program information is relayed to the director of Resource Development and Accreditation, who seeks approval for the program from SACSCOC.

  • Notices of curricular changes made by SCNS are disseminated to the appropriate administrators by the coordinator of Curriculum Services and Faculty Credentialing.

NOTE: New programs must receive approval from SACSCOC prior to implementation, which can take up to six months. Program changes will be effective for Fall only, unless an exception is approved by the vice president for Academic Affairs.