IV. Program and Degree Proposals

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Learning Outcomes

Approximate time to complete this module: 2 hours.

Upon successful completion of this Module, you will be able to:

  1. explain what courses and program do and do not have to be submitted to the CCC Chancellor's Office.
  2. identify the main program proposal components and data elements of a proposal for a certificate or degree program.
  3. discuss how CTE and non-CTE proposals differ.
  4. explain the four "program goal" options and the implications of each one.
  5. explain what the seven elements of the proposal narrative are.
  6. evaluate whether the requirements of each of the elements of the proposal narrative have been met.
  7. discuss what should and should not be included in the narrative.
  8. differentiate between the narrative element requirements for different types of proposals.
  9. distinguish between the supporting documentation required for all proposals and the special items required for CTE proposals.
  10. explain what a Course Report is and what is must consist of.
  11. identify the unique requirements associated with each of the four possible program goals.
  12. identify the unique requirements associated with apprenticeship and noncredit programs.
  13. describe the processes for different types of proposals and identify local actions that cannot take place until the proposal has been approved.
  14. discuss examples of local approval processes.
  15. explain what a "technical review" is.
  16. describe each of the proposal statuses that a curricular item may have.
  17. provide examples of reasons proposals fail.

This is the fourth course in a 5-course series of courses that focus on curriculum development. This course focuses on the processes involved in obtaining approval from the Chancellor’s Office to offer CTE and non-CTE certificates and degrees. This course consists of multiple units. There is a quiz associated with each unit and a comprehensive final exam. Successful completion requires earning 100% on all quizzes and at least an 80% on the final exam for each course. All assessments are multiple-choice. While quizzes may be taken more than once, the final exam can only be taken once.