Curriculum Committee

 

Committee Members

Membership of the Curriculum Committee is representative of all areas of the college. The members for 2015-2016 are:

  • Committee Chair: Jim Taggart, ISAS
  • Marilyn Keiner, Professional Studies
  • Effie Russell, English
  • Shirley Shields, English as a Second Language
  • Claude Fortune, Mathematics
  • Laurie Lemons, Science
  • Karen Zaniewski, Nursing, Allied Health
  • Richard Benner, Arts/Humanities
  • Mike Bolicki, Social Science
  • Michael Huber, Culinary Arts
  • Lynette Ingram, Counselor

Advisory:

  • Barbara Clark
  • Denise Coulter
  • Kelly McClay
  • Bruce Johns
  • Heather Peterson
  • John Wallace
  • Donna Vassallo

TRANSMITAL FORMS

GENERAL EDUCATION FORMS & INFORMATION

Link to the NJCCC's General Education Resources Site

Committee Meeting Minutes and Reports

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011


Membership - Voting

One full-time faculty member elected from each department and, when possible, one counselor and one librarian. No department chairs will serve on Curriculum Committee.

Advisory

Dean of Liberal Studies, Dean of STEM, Dean of Career Education, Dean of ACA, Transcript Evaluator, Director of Culinary Operations, Registrar

Charges

This committee may be charged by the President, the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee and the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.

Functions

  • To recommend new curricular policies and courses of action as needed.
  • To receive and review new and existing programs, curricula, divisions, courses, or changes thereto.
  • To review existing curricula, divisions, and courses and to make such recommendations as seem desirable.
  • To review and evaluate the number, descriptions, credit hours, contact hours and course prerequisites.
  • To make recommendations concerning general education. The General Education Subcommittee shall make all recommendations to the Curriculum committee regarding general education requirements and be responsible to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the general education program of the college.
  • To act as the sole faculty entity to monitor Atlantic Cape’s overall general education program and courses regarding its identity and description, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements. 
  • To forward compliance issues/needs will to the sponsoring department for correction.

Reports

This committee shall distribute its minutes and reports to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Liberal Studies, Dean of Career Education, Dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Dean of STEM Programs, Administrative Assistant Academic Affairs, FAEC Chairperson, FAEC Co-Secretaries, the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, all academic Deans, College Relations for The Communicator, the College Web-site and the permanent committee files maintained in the office of Academic Affairs.

Procedures

Only academic areas and departments may submit course proposals to the committee.

Submissions must be made on the appropriate forms.

All experimental courses must be approved by the committee. The Curriculum Committee will not consider changing any experimental course to a permanent status until the course has been taught one full semester or session. An evaluation report must be filed with the committee within thirty (30) days after completion of the course. This report will be considered at the first meeting of the committee after receipt of the report.

Normally, an experimental course is taught only one semester. An experimental course may be taught for a subsequent semester under the following conditions:

  1. The course must have the approval of the department.
  2. The department must report such intention to the committee for approval before scheduling.

Programs offered at Atlantic Cape shall be responsive to the needs of the community’s citizens, business and industry. They shall be established upon the basis of research and studies indicating that needs exist and shall be modified or discontinued as those needs change.

Academic departments may submit course proposals to the committee. Department review and approval by department faculty shall occur before the changes or proposals are submitted to the Curriculum committee. The person initiating the proposal must be present at the meeting.

If a new course is to be offered for only one semester, Form C, “New Course to be Offered One Time Only,” must be completed and submitted to the Curriculum committee. The course may not be offered a second time without submission of Form A, “New Program, Certificate, Course or General Education Course,” and the approval of the Curriculum committee.

Ad-hoc General Education subcommittee (of the Curriculum Committee)

Membership

Only the chair of the General Education Subcommittee is required to be a member of the Curriculum committee.  All other members may, but are not required to, be members of the Curriculum committee.  Membership will include faculty chosen/sent by their departments, and where departments have more than one representative, each one must represent a different discipline:   

2 representative –– Arts & Humanities

1 representative –– Professional Studies

1 representative –– Information Systems & Aviation Studies

1 representative –– English

1 representative –– ESL & Modern Languages

1 representative –– Math

1 representative –– Science

1 representative –– Social Science

Functions & Procedures

  • To work as an ad hoc subcommittee of the Curriculum committee.
  • To act as the sole faculty entity to review and recommend general education course status for all new and/or existing Atlantic Cape Community College courses requesting such. 
  • Proposals that DO NOT meet established general education criteria will be returned to the sponsoring department with recommended changes for resubmission to the General Education Subcommittee. 
  • Proposals that DO meet established general education criteria will then be forwarded to the Curriculum committee as one part of its submission application for adoption.
  • To act as the sole faculty entity to monitor Atlantic Cape Community College’s overall general education program and courses regarding its identity and description, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements. 
  • To forward compliance issues/needs will to the sponsoring department for correction.
  • Proposed changes in identity, description, policy and/or procedures will be forwarded to the Curriculum committee for consideration from which if accepted, they would then go to the Faculty Assembly for consideration and ratification.

Reports

Proposed changes in identity, description, policy and/or procedures will be forwarded to the Curriculum committee for consideration from which if accepted, they would then go to the Faculty Assembly for consideration and ratification.

 

Committee Charges 2015-2016

Committee Charges 2014-2015

Committee Charges 2013-2014

Committee Charges 2012-2013

Committee Charges 2011-2012

Committee Charges 2010-2011

Committee Charges, 2009-2010

Committee Charges, 2008-2009