CCRC Expectations & Duties

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CCRC Expectations & Duties

CCRC Expectations:

  • 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.