The initiating college is responsible for sending program proposals to the appropriate instructional councils once the proposal is completed. An electronic Instructional Council Curriculum Proposal message is sent on behalf of the Vice President of Academic Affairs of the initiating college or his/her designee. Transmittal of curriculum proposals to instructional councils can be initiated only by a Vice President of Academic Affairs or by his/her designee.
Upon receiving a request for evaluation of a curriculum proposal, the chair of an instructional council elicits input from council members and obtains council’s recommendation regarding the proposal. The Council Chair replies to the electronic Instructional Council Curriculum Proposal message from the initiating college and provides the council’s evaluation and comments/reasons.
The curriculum office of the initiating college receives the instructional council curriculum proposal evaluation and enters the information on the curriculum proposal form before submitting it to the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation (CCTA) for further processing. If the evaluation is received after the proposal has been forwarded to CCTA, the initiating college is responsible for updating the proposal form in ACRES.
A proposal receiving no instructional council response, or receiving a negative evaluation, can nevertheless be forwarded to CCTA for processing. A negative evaluation will result in the proposal being removed from the DCC Online Agenda and placed on the General Agenda for discussion and action.
Template: Curriculum Transmittal Memorandum to Instructional Council
MCCCD Suggested Criteria for Instructional Council Evaluation of Curriculum Proposals
Content is part of the discipline indicated by the prefix
Credits are appropriate for content covered
Instructor load is appropriate for required instructional effort
Course title and description accurately reflect course content
Prerequisites and/or corequisites are appropriate for content covered
Competencies reflect appropriate student skills related to the content covered
Outline identifies the key content headings necessary to cover the topic adequately
Duplication of content of other courses in the discipline(s) assigned to the Instructional Council has been considered.
The Curriculum Procedures Handbook is a product of the Maricopa County Community Colleges District. Any changes to the Handbook are coordinated through the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation. Please give credit to the Maricopa County Community College District if the Handbook or sections of the Handbook are duplicated.