The IPCC shall consist of 9 voting members, the Curriculum Specialist and the Articulation Specialist. The voting members will be six (6) full-time faculty and three (3) administrators. The faculty shall be selected by the SJCC Academic Senate and will represent as broadly as possible the college’s academic and student service divisions including library and student services. Members are appointed to three-year renewable terms. The committee will select the chair from among the faculty committee members. The chair will serve a three year term. The committee shall advise the academic senate of any faculty member vacancies. Administrative representatives are appointed by the college president.
Members are responsible for:
- Attendance at meetings – the chair may request the academic senate to appoint a new member if an IPCC member misses more than one (1) meeting during a semester (If a member votes by proxy, it does not constitute an absence)
- Be prepared 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
A quorum shall be five (5) voting members. In absence of a quorum, the IPCC may consider a proxy vote for course approval.
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