Fall 2015 Curriculum Regional Meeting (South)

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 4:30pm

The Curriculum Committee is pleased to announce that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is once again partnering with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to hold Curriculum Regional meetings.  The South meeting is at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

The morning will consist of updates on the latest news on from both the Chancellor’s Office and the Academic Senate on statewide curriculum issues, including the PCAH, C-ID/ADTs, and the UC Transfer Pathways.  The afternoon will consist of breakout sessions covering a variety of topics ranging from curriculum basics, distance education and curriculum in light of the Workforce Task Force recommendations to a special training session on the Curriculum Inventory especially designed for curriculum specialists.  We encourage you to bring a team of curriculum chairs, senate presidents, articulation officers, curriculum specialists, and administrators so that your college curriculum team can gather as much information as possible. 

The programs will run 9:30 to 3:30.  Registration is required and the deadline is November 9.

We look forward to seeing at Mt. SAC!

All the best,

John Freitas, Chair

ASCCC Curriculum Committee


Cancellation Policy - Per the Senate's cancellation policy, all no-show attendees who do not submit a cancellation one week prior to the event will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee!

Online registrations for this meeting have ended.  If you would like to attend the meeting, you may register on-site.

The space is building 13 (the Design Technology Center), room 1700. It's also known as the building 13 Theater. Parking is available next to the building in Lot G. You can use the following link to access the campus maps: http://www.mtsac.edu/maps/


General Session Room 13-1700 (capacity 400)

Breakouts: Rm. 13-1245 (capacity 31), Rm. 13-1220 (capacity 40)

Breakout: Rm. 12-1280 (in a separate building next door)

The link includes a downloadable map and a link to Google Maps to allow for driving directions.

Parking Enforcement does not monitor for this meeting for Lot G.

Hotel & Travel

The space is building 13 (the Design Technology Center), room 1700. It's also known as the building 13 Theater. Parking is available next to the building in Lot G. You can use the following link to access the campus maps: http://www.mtsac.edu/maps/

The link includes a downloadable map and a link to Google Maps to allow for driving directions.

Parking Enforcement does not monitor for this meeting for Lot G.

Presentation Materials


9:00-9:30                     Registration and Sign-in


9:30-9:45                     Welcome and Introductions – John Freitas


9:45-10:45                  Chancellor's Office Update (ADT, basic skills, inmate ed update, CIV)- Jackie Escajeda, Chantee Guiney, Erin Larson, Leslie LeBlanc, Stephanie Ricks-Albert, Rachel Stramm,

 10:45-11:00                 Break

11:00-12:00                 Statewide Curriculum Updates - John Freitas, Ginni May, Erik Shearer

  • PCAH Update 
  • C-ID/ADT Update
  • UC Transfer Pathways Updates 

 12:00-12:30                 Lunch


12:30-1:00                   Reconvene for Q&A – Curriculum Committee and Chancellor’s Office


1:10 -2:10                    First Breakout Session   

Topics for New(er) Curriculum Chairs, Specialists and Administrators

Lori Bennett, Executive Vice President, Moorpark College

Diana Hurlbut, Irvine Valley College

Erik Shearer, Napa Valley College

Tiffany Tran, Irvine Valley College 

NEW to Curriculum management?  Wondering WHO the important members of your college are that are involved in the development of curriculum?  Wondering WHO the important staff are at the Chancellor’s Office? Then this breakout is for you!  Curriculum management is vital for our colleges. Many college personnel are involved in order to make this a successful process.  This breakout provides an introduction to the  responsibilities of all the people involved from creating a course and or program at the college level all the way up to state chancellor’s office.  Join us for an overview of curriculum management and gain an appreciation for the role you and your colleagues play in curriculum development.


Give Your Curriculum Process a Tune-Up: Making Curriculum Processes Effective and Efficient

Ginni May, ASCCC North Representative

Kim Schenk, Senior Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Diablo Valley College

Julius Sokenu, Dean of Student Learning, Moorpark College

With the recent Workforce Task Force recommendations, there is a renewed sense of urgency for improving local curriculum processes to make them more effective and efficient.  Because of this urgency it is important that local senates and curriculum committees review their local processes as soon as possible to identify areas of weakness and move to implement improvements.  In this breakout recommendations will be provided on what local senates and curriculum committees can do to tune up their curriculum approval processes and stay ahead of the curve in response to the recommendations of the Workforce Task Force.


They Showed Us the Money, Now Give Them the (Non)Credit: Effectively Implementing CDCP Noncredit

Cheryl Aschenbach, ASCCC Representative At-Large

Ann Lowe, College of the Canyons

Recent legislation has resulted in the equalization of Career Development and Career Preparation (CDCP) noncredit apportionment with credit apportionment.  With this increased funding for noncredit instruction comes an expectation that colleges will move quickly to develop and implement innovative noncredit curriculum that improves student success in credit classes or improves opportunities for employment. The basics of CDCP noncredit curriculum will be discussed and the efforts to develop and integrate CDCP noncredit into the instructional program at College of the Canyons will be presented.  Attendees will learn what CDCP noncredit is and what curriculum-related discussions and actions are needed to develop and implement CDCP noncredit curriculum in ways that truly help students succeed.


 2:20-3:20                     Second Breakout Session

SLOs and Course Objectives

Diana Hurlbut, Irvine Valley College

Ginni May, ASCCC North Representative

Sofia Ramirez-Gelpi, Allan Hancock College

Title 5 requires objectives to be included in the course outline of record. The 2014 Accreditation Standards require student learning outcomes to be included in the official course outline. What are the differences between SLOs and objectives? Are both in your course outlines of record? Come join our breakout for information on the requirements and a discussion on how you can make useful distinctions between these elements.


Distance Education: Separate Curriculum Approval and Regular/Effective Contact

Lori Bennett, Moorpark College 

Dolores Davison, Foothill College

Michael Heumann, Imperial Valley College

Distance education is under increased scrutiny as more courses are offered online.   There are requirements for programs of study that may be offered through an online modality, there are curriculum regulations requiring separate course approval, and there are rules regarding regular/effective/substantive contact that curriculum committees must understand and faculty must follow.  How is your college dealing with these issues?  How are courses selected for online instruction?  How does the separate approval process work?  How is distance education evaluated on your campus, and what standards are used to evaluate this effectiveness?  How do the new accreditation standards impact all of these questions? Join us for a discussion of all things D.E. in the context of curriculum. 


Curriculum Inventory Training

John Freitas, ASCCC Area C Representative (Facilitator)

Jackie Escajeda, Chancellor’s Office

Chantee Guiney, Chancellor’s Office

Erin Larson, Chancellor’s Office

Leslie LeBlanc, Chancellor’s Office

Stephanie Ricks-Albert, Chancellor’s Office

Are you a new to curriculum management?  Are you new to using the Chancellor’s Office Curriculum Inventory?   Then this session is for you!  Join the Curriculum and Instruction Unit staff for an intensive training session on the Curriculum Inventory.