CCRC Expectations & Duties
- All proposals must be submitted via Curriculum Central by the established deadline dates.
- Proposer should state clearly whether the proposal is for a new course or a modification of an existing course.
- For a new course, proposer should state clearly whether the course has been offered as an experimental, special topics, or a variation of the course under a different number.
- For all new course proposals, a tentative sample syllabus must be included.
- For course modifications, a sample of a syllabus in current use must be included.
Syllabi should include the following:
- Course alpha, number and title
- Course description
- Suggested meeting times (contact hours per week)
- Course credit hours
- Course Goals and Learning Outcomes
- Required and supplemental textbooks
- Reading assignments and lecture/discussion topics
- In-class and outside of class projects/assignments
- Assessment methods
- Breakdown of grading system and criteria for grading
- Any other unique requirements for the course
New course proposals should give a clear argument for the proposed level of the course. For example:
- A 100 level course should be an introductory or general education course designed to give a broad base of knowledge for the field – designed for non-majors or not counted toward major requirements.
- A 200 level course should be a survey of the field to provide a foundation for majors to begin their area of study.
- A 300 level course should be more in depth and focused; designed for students that already have a base of knowledge in the field (should have a 100 or 200 level prerequisite requirement).
- A 400 level course can be a seminar, capstone, internship or special topics course for students that are at the senior level of their major studies (should have a 200 or 300 level prerequisite).
What CCRC duties and responsibilities should and should not include:
- CCRC duties should include reviewing the completeness of the syllabus and proposal, appropriateness of the level and credit hours assigned, and the academic rigor or standards of the course.
- CCRC should also review overlap and redundancy of course offerings and use of resources between departments, divisions and units.
- CCRC will also check for accuracy in the written proposal, but if grammar and punctuation are a problem, the proposal will be sent back to the proposer.
- CCRC will not be responsible for minutia in numbering courses, or for political conflicts within departments.
- CCRC will not be responsible for evaluating the content of the course and its appropriateness for the specialized field of the instructor/proposer.