Committee on Programs and Curricula

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Committee on Programs and Curricula

Committee Details

  • Tenure/Non-Tenure: T/N
  • Full Time/Part Time: F
  • Elected/Appointed: A

Composition

  • One (1) CPC Chair selected by a vote of the incoming committee held at the close of each academic year.
  • Five (5) elected voting faculty members: One (1) from the University College, one (1) each from Tech 1 and Tech 2, one (1) from Student Services, and one (1) from Academic Support. Staggered two-year terms. These full-time faculty members may be tenured or non-tenured;
  • Six (6) Division Chairs: One (1) from each division within University College, one (1) from Tech 1 and one (1) from Tech 2 (ex officio, voting);
  • One (1) University College General Education Board representative and one (1) CTE General Education Board representative (ex officio, voting);
  • One (1) student appointed by student government (voting);
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (ex officio, non-voting);
  • Three (3) academic Deans representing University College, Tech 1, and Tech 2 (ex officio, non-voting);
  • Three (3) representatives from the Division Curriculum Committees: One (1) each from University College, Tech 1, and Tech 2 (ex officio, voting);
  • Counseling Coordinator (ex officio, voting);
  • Institution Assessment Specialist (ex officio, voting);
  • Distance Learning Coordinator (ex officio, voting);
  • Registrar (ex officio, non-voting);
  • Catalog Support Specialist (ex officio, non-voting);
  • Banner Support Specialist (ex officio, non-voting); STAR Support Specialist (ex officio, non-voting);
  • KSCM Coordinator appointed by the VCAA on a year-to-year basis (ex officio, non-voting)

Purpose

The CPC is responsible for approving all changes in curriculum (which in most cases have been passed up from the individual Division Curriculum Committees). It is one of four (along with FSEC, COSA, and Faculty Development) campus-wide committees.

Since the faculty has primary responsibility for curriculum content, subject matter, and methods of instruction, the Committee on Programs and Curricula shall, to the greatest extent possible, represent the faculty's interest in maintaining the quality of curriculum at HCC.

Function

The Committee on Programs and Curricula:

  • Addresses college-wide interests in curriculum.
  • Ensures continuation of direction established by the Academic Development Plan.
  • Discusses and makes decisions concerning curriculum issues.
  • Approves course and program proposals.
  • Advises the Deans and the Chancellor on issues related to programs and curicula.

Workload

The Committee on Programs and Curricula meets at least once a month, sometimes more frequently. The Chair of the Committee receives three (3) credits assigned time each semester.