Curriculum Program and Course Development and Revision Procedures

I. Scope

This procedure includes course, program of study, and curriculum standard revisions, as well as the development of new courses, programs of study, and curriculum standards.

II. Process

The process begins when an individual faculty member or a representative from an academic division within the College recognizes a need for a revision to a course, existing program of study, or curriculum standard, or recognizes the opportunity for a new course, program of study, or curriculum standard. A proposal is subsequently prepared using the appropriate forms obtained from the North Carolina Curriculum Procedures Reference Manual.

III. Procedure

The specific procedure depends on the nature of the proposal. The following review and approval process should be used as the College’s procedure.

IV. Review and Approval Process

A. The faculty member or initiator of the development or change shall submit the proposed change to the program chair and the associate dean for their approval.

B. The associate dean, in consultation with the dean, will submit the proposal to the College’s Curriculum Committee.

C. If and when the Curriculum Committee supports the proposal, it is submitted to the Provost. If the Curriculum Committee does not recommend that the proposal advance, it is sent back for revision.

D. The Provost must consult with the Academic Affairs Council, College Cabinet, the president, and the Academic and Instructional Programs Committee of the Board of Trustees for the proposed change to be considered for approval.

E. Depending on the nature of the proposal, either the College president or the State Board of Community Colleges, as appropriate, will authorize approval for implementation.

V. Implementation

The president of the College is authorized to either approve, delay, or suspend the implementation of the course, program of study, or curriculum standard revisions, as well as the development of new courses. The president may delegate the implementation of this work to the Provost and appropriate Central Piedmont personnel. The Provost may direct the supervising dean to manage the details of implementation, including preparing course origination documents and updating the College catalog.

Related Policies

No changes to 3.04 policy or procedure.

Policy 3.04 Credit Hour and Coursework