Instructional Policies & Curriculum Committee

Instructional Policies & Curriculum Committee

The Instructional Policies & Curriculum Committee (IPCC) reports directly to the SJCC Academic Senate.

CHARGE

Instructional Policies and Curriculum Committee (IPCC), a subcommittee of the San José City College Academic Senate, oversees and approves the college’s instructional policies and curriculum. The Academic Senate may question the process but not the curriculum decisions of the IPCC.* (see Title V)

The IPCC is governed by Title 5 regulations as follows:

The college and/or district curriculum committee recommending the course shall be established by mutual agreement of the college and/or district administration and the academic senate. The committee shall be either a committee of the academic senate or a committee that includes faculty and is otherwise comprised in a way that is mutually agreeable to the college and/or district administration and the academic senate.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

The IPCC is responsible to ensure that a comprehensive, coherent curriculum is offered by the College appropriate to its mission.

The IPCC will review and approve curriculum within the parameters of Title 5 standards for course development including:

  • Course Outline of Record: title, description, content, SLOs, methods of instruction and evaluation, grading, assignments, textbooks, and articulation if appropriate

  • New and revised credit and non-credit courses

  • Credit Hours: Carnegie Unit

  • Prerequisites, Co-requisites, and Advisories

  • Distance Education

  • Course Repetition

  •  CSU-GE Breadth and IGETC courses

The IPCC will review and approve programs within the parameters of Title 5 standards for program development and discontinuance including:

  • Graduation, degree, and certificate requirements

  • General education requirements

The IPCC will disseminate curricular information and recommendations to the faculty and administration, and governing board for final approval.

The IPCC will carry out state and federal mandated regulations or policies that affect curriculum.

MEMBERSHIP

The IPCC shall consist of eleven (11) members.

  • Voting members:

Five (5) full-time faculty, appointed by the SJCC Academic Senate

The College Articulation Officer

Three (3) administrators appointed by the College President

  • Non-Voting members

The College Curriculum Coordinator

The Articulation Specialist

The faculty will represent as broadly as possible the college’s academic and student services divisions. Members are appointed to three-year renewable terms. The chair will be selected from among the faculty committee members. The chair will serve a renewable three-year term. The committee shall advise the Academic Senate of any faculty member vacancies.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

Attend meetings–the Chair may request that the Academic Senate appoint a new member if an IPCC member misses more than two (2) meetings during a semester (If a member votes by proxy, it does not constitute an absence).

Prepare to discuss curriculum meeting agenda items.

Review all course outlines and programs to ensure completeness, accuracy, and consistency with district and state regulations.

Provide curriculum review assistance to their division when a proposal needs to be re-submitted to the IPCC for approval.

Disseminate information between the IPCC and their division and faculty

QUORUM

A quorum shall be established by Robert’s Rules of Order. In absence of a quorum, the IPCC may consider a proxy vote for course approval.

TITLE V

* Because Title 5 specifies that curriculum is recommended to the Board by the curriculum committee [Title 5 §55002(a)], it is not the role of the senate to change the recommendations. However, it is appropriate for the senate to review the policies and procedures used [Title 5 §53203(a)] and call attention to any irregularities which might require a recommendation to be returned to the committee for reconsideration.

THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE: ROLE, STRUCTURE, DUTIES, AND STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE

ADOPTED FALL 1996

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges 

FY 2014-2015 GOALS

1. Achieve 100% completion rate for courses, degrees and certificates that need to be revised or deactivated during the current academic year.

2. Achieve goals goals for transfer degrees based on Transfer Model Curriculum *TMC) as established by SB 1440.

3. Continue the dialogue with Academic Senate concerning the development of a program viability review policy and procedure.

4. Train 100% of faculty involved in course writing/revision to use CurricUNET by the end of the academic year.

5. Explore the role of the IPCC in a campus wide conversation concerning student success and the increased use of prerequisites and co-requisites.

6. Revise the Distance Education supplement template to correspond to ACCJC regulations and federal mandates.

Curriculum ResourcesSteps in Course Review and ApprovalSteps in Degree & Certificate Review and Approval 

Meeting Schedule

The IPCC will meet six to eight times each semester. Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during the academic year. Meetings are scheduled for at least two hours. Additional meetings may be scheduled if necessary.

The meeting dates for Spring 2015 are as follows: 

​Date
​Time
​Location
​February 10, 2015
​1:30-3:30pm​L-307
​February 24, 2015
​1:30-3:30pm​L-307
​March 10, 2015
​1:30-3:30pm​L-307
​March 24, 2015
​1:30-3:30pm​L-307
​April 14, 2015
​1:30-3:30pm​L-307
​April 28, 2015
​1:30-3:30pm​L-307
​May 12, 2015
1:30-3:30pm​L-307​

Below are the IPCC documents, agendas, and minutes for your convenience.

 

 

A. IPCC Agenda - February 12, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-2.12.13.pdfA. IPCC Agenda - February 12, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
B. IPCC Agenda - February 26, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-2.26.13.pdfB. IPCC Agenda - February 26, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
C. IPCC Agenda - March 12, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-3.12.13.pdfC. IPCC Agenda - March 12, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
D. IPCC Agenda - April 9, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-4.9.13.pdfD. IPCC Agenda - April 9, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
E. IPCC Agenda - April 23, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-4.23.13.amended.pdfE. IPCC Agenda - April 23, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
F. IPCC Agenda - May 14, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-5.14.13.corrected.pdfF. IPCC Agenda - May 14, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
G. IPCC Agenda - September, 24, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-9.24.13.amended.pdfG. IPCC Agenda - September, 24, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
H. IPCC Agenda - October 8, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-10.8.13.amended.pdfH. IPCC Agenda - October 8, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
I. IPCC Agenda - October 22, 013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-10.22.13.pdfI. IPCC Agenda - October 22, 0132013 IPCC Agendas
J. IPCC Agenda - November 12, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-11.12.13.pdfJ. IPCC Agenda - November 12, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
K. IPCC Agenda - November 26, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-11.26.13amended.pdfK. IPCC Agenda - November 26, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
L. IPCC Agenda - December 10, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-12.10.13.pdfL. IPCC Agenda - December 10, 20132013 IPCC Agendas
A. IPCC Minutes- February 12, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-2.12.13.pdfA. IPCC Minutes- February 12, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
B. IPCC Minutes- February 26, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-2.26.13.pdfB. IPCC Minutes- February 26, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
C. IPCC Minutes- March 12, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-3.12.13.pdfC. IPCC Minutes- March 12, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
D. IPCC Minutes- April 9, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-4.9.13.pdfD. IPCC Minutes- April 9, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
E. IPCC Minutes- April 23, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-4.23.13.pdfE. IPCC Minutes- April 23, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
F. IPCC Minutes- May 14, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-5.14.13.pdfF. IPCC Minutes- May 14, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
G. IPCC Minutes- September, 24, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-9.24.13.pdfG. IPCC Minutes- September, 24, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
H. IPCC Minutes- October 8, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-10.8.13.pdfH. IPCC Minutes- October 8, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
I. IPCC Minutes- October 22, 013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-10.22.13.pdfI. IPCC Minutes- October 22, 0132013 IPCC Minutes
J. IPCC Minutes- November 12, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-11.12.13.pdfJ. IPCC Minutes- November 12, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
K. IPCC Minutes- November 26, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-11.26.13.pdfK. IPCC Minutes- November 26, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
L. IPCC Minutes- December 10, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-12.10.13.pdfL. IPCC Minutes- December 10, 20132013 IPCC Minutes
A. IPCC Agenda - February 11, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/A. IPCagenda-2.11.pdfA. IPCC Agenda - February 11, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
B. IPCC Agenda - February 25, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/B. IPCagenda-2.25.pdfB. IPCC Agenda - February 25, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
C. IPCC Agenda - March 11, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/C. IPCagenda-3.11.pdfC. IPCC Agenda - March 11, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
D. IPCC Agenda - March 25, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/D. IPCagenda-3.25.14.pdfD. IPCC Agenda - March 25, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
E. IPCC Agenda - April 8, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-4.8.14.corrected.pdfE. IPCC Agenda - April 8, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
F. IPCC Agenda - April 22, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/F. IPCagenda-4.22.pdfF. IPCC Agenda - April 22, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
G. IPCC Agenda - May 13, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-5.13.14.pdfG. IPCC Agenda - May 13, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
H. IPCC Agenda - September 23, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-9 23 14.pdfH. IPCC Agenda - September 23, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
I. IPCC Agenda - October 14, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-10.14.14.pdfI. IPCC Agenda - October 14, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
J. IPCC Agenda - October 28, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-10.28.14.pdfJ. IPCC Agenda - October 28, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
K. IPCC Agenda - November 11, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-11.11.14.pdfK. IPCC Agenda - November 11, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
L. IPCC Agenda - November 25, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-11.25.14.pdfL. IPCC Agenda - November 25, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
M. IPCC Agenda - December 9, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-12.9.14.pdfM. IPCC Agenda - December 9, 20142014 IPCC Agendas
A. IPCC Minutes - February 10, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-2.10.14.pdfA. IPCC Minutes - February 10, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
B. IPCC Minutes - February 25, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-2.25.14.pdfB. IPCC Minutes - February 25, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
C. IPCC Minutes - March 25, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-3.25.14.pdfC. IPCC Minutes - March 25, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
D. IPCC Minutes - April 8, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-4.8.14.pdfD. IPCC Minutes - April 8, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
E. IPCC Minutes - April 22, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-4.22.14.pdfE. IPCC Minutes - April 22, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
F.IPCC Minutes - May 13, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-5.13.14.pdfF.IPCC Minutes - May 13, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
G. IPCC Minutes - September 23, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-9.23.14.pdfG. IPCC Minutes - September 23, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
H. IPCC Minutes - October 14, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-10.14.14.pdfH. IPCC Minutes - October 14, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
I. IPCC Minutes - October 28, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-10.28.14.pdfI. IPCC Minutes - October 28, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
J. IPCC Minutes - November 11, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-11.11.14.pdfJ. IPCC Minutes - November 11, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
K. IPCC Minutes - November 25, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-11.25.14.pdfK. IPCC Minutes - November 25, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
L. IPCC Minutes - December 9, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPC Minutes-12.9.14.pdfL. IPCC Minutes - December 9, 20142014 IPCC Minutes
A. IPCC Agenda - February 10, 2015http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/IPCagenda-2.10.15.pdfA. IPCC Agenda - February 10, 20152015 IPCC Agendas

Committee Composition

 MSC Representatives

Sean Abel

Duncan Graham

 

Robert Gutierrez


 

Faculty Representatives

Linda Meyer, Chair

Dorothy Pucay

Karen Pullen,
Articulation Officer

Mary Conroy


 

College Curriculum Coordinator

Sue Hager


 

Articulation Specialist

Laura Garcia    

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