2020-2021 Faculty Handbook

Committee Responsibilities

It is the policy of College of Central Florida to submit all proposed changes in curriculum and instructional policy to a comprehensive review by the CF Curriculum Committee. Programs and courses referred to in this document are intended to be credit programs and clock hour program courses. Policies and procedures for noncredit programs and courses may come before the Curriculum Committee. The responsibilities and procedures to be followed by the committee are:

  • All proposed courses for addition into the curricular offerings must be brought to the CF Curriculum Committee for approval (see the Process for Curricular Change).
  • New programs must be approved by the CF Curriculum Committee and SACSCOC.
  • Current and projected needs for new courses and programs must be determined by one or more of the following: surveys, self-studies, technical reviews, needs assessments, use of consultants, graduate follow-ups and advisory committees.
  • Major changes in programs must be approved by the CF Curriculum Committee.
  • General education requirements and core curriculum requirements must be approved and periodically evaluated by the CF Curriculum Committee to ensure the college is staying abreast of the trends and requirements of the instructional program.
  • Graduation requirement changes must be approved by the CF Curriculum Committee.
  • Practices or requirements which affect the instructional program at College of Central Florida will be acted upon/approved by the CF Curriculum Committee.
  • Proposals for changes in policy related to the instructional program at College of Central Florida must be brought to the CF Curriculum Committee.
  • Suggested items for action/approval may be brought to the CF Curriculum Committee by subcommittees, individuals, or other groups, via the department supervisor, vice president for Academic Affairs or designee, who have followed the Process for Curricular Change.
  • Prepared materials must be submitted via email to the coordinator of Curriculum Services and Faculty Credentialing a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled CF Curriculum Committee meeting. All items to be placed on the agenda must be processed through the coordinator of Curriculum Services and Faculty Credentialing.
  • The coordinator of CF Curriculum Services and Faculty Credentialing emails all agenda items campuswide one week prior to the scheduled meeting to allow input from faculty in all disciplines.
  • Once approved, the CF Curriculum Committee will submit the curriculum to the vice president for Academic Affairs. The vice president for Academic Affairs will submit the recommendation of the Curriculum Committee to the president for District Board of Trustees approval.
  • Curriculum changes will not be entered into Jenzabar or the college catalog until all approvals are complete.
  • Members of the CF Curriculum Committee are responsible for dispersing the minutes of the CF Curriculum Committee to the group(s) they represent.