Crest for Policies 

Policy A8
Policy Name:  Curriculum Governance
Responsibility for Maintenance: Academic Affairs

Date of most recent changes: June 19, 2015

I. Policy Statement  

The Curriculum Committee of Onondaga Community College will oversee the establishment and modifications of curriculum in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy. 

II. Reason for Policy  

The Curriculum Committee works as a standing committee of the Faculty and on their behalf; curricular matters require the formal action of the Faculty. The Curriculum Committee will recommend to the faculty procedures and policies in the area of curriculum development and implementation.

III. Applicability of the Policy 

All faculty, and other College employees involved in the development and/or approval of curriculum, should be familiar with this policy.

IV. Related Documents  

  • New York State Education Department Regulations, 8 NYCRR Parts 604.3(b) (1); 605.1.
  • Curriculum Handbook  

V. Contacts  

Subject   Office Name Title or Position Telephone Number Email/URL
New/modified Curriculum   Faculty Senate Chair, Curriculum Committee   315-498-2892
[email protected]
Academic Affairs
Curriculum Coordinator   315-498-2198 [email protected]


VI. Definitions  

Term   Definition  
Curriculum Sequence of educational activities designed to create a coherent learning experience that provides opportunities for students to achieve expected learning outcomes.

VII. Procedures

Proposals for the establishment of new curriculum or modifications of existing curriculum shall be prepared by appropriate Faculty and shared with the Curriculum Coordinator to ensure accuracy and completeness. Complete proposals, once approved by Department Faculty, shall be submitted to the Curriculum Committee, and as appropriate, Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee, for review.  Following Curriculum Committee approval, proposals shall be forwarded to the Faculty Senate for review and recommendation. Subsequently, proposals shall be submitted to administration for implementation.

VIII. Forms/Online Processes 

Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006

Updated and approved by the President January 25, 2010

Updated and approved by the President April 16, 2012

Updated and approved by the President June 19, 2015