Summer 2020 Distance Education Approval Project
In Spring and Summer 2020, Columbia College will engage in a simple across-the-board approval of nearly all of its courses to be offered via distance education and/or correspondence education. Even those courses with existing approved distance education modalities should complete this process. Doing so is required in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but also coincides with setting up our new curriculum management system, eLumen. The new form is simple, more complete, and better defines and distinguishes between types of DE and CE. It also illustrates the basic expectations for accessibility and authentication of students.
Full-time faculty should open the Excel file and see which courses are assigned to them. Adjunct faculty should see which full-time faculty are assigned to the classes they teach, and confer with them (including completing the form, if so desired). For more detailed information and access to the form, find the email from Brian Sanders, or email Elissa Creighton, Curriculum Specialist. For assistance with filling out the form, contact Kathy Schultz, DE Coordinator.
This “Easy Button” approach (the simple online form) should be completed by May 31, 2020.
About Curriculum Committee
This site is in place to support curriculum development, review, and approval at Columbia College. Here, faculty, staff and administrators will find a wealth of resources to help facilitate the development of a robust and dynamic community college curriculum that is responsive to industry and transfer needs and conforms to regulation.
In accordance with YCCD District Policy 4020 and California Education Code Section 70902(b) and Title 5 Section 51022(a):
The programs and curricula of the District shall be of high relevant to community and student needs, and evaluated regularly to ensure quality and currency. To that end, the Chancellor shall establish procedures for the development and review of all curricular offerings, including their establishment, modification, or discontinuance.
Furthermore, these procedures shall include:
- appropriate involvement of the faculty and Academic Senate in all processes;
- regular review and justification of programs and course descriptions
- opportunities for training for persons involved in aspects of curriculum development
- all new programs and program deletions shall be approved by the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees.