Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Development Process


From Idea to Implementation

The curriculum of a college is the manifestation of its philosophy. Therefore, additions and changes to the curriculum must be carefully developed and considered by all involved in the curriculum process.

The Curriculum Committee is a joint committee of the Academic Senate with responsibility for the process of "mutual agreement" regarding curriculum matters as defined in Board of Trustees Policy. Policy and implementation recommendations prepared by the Curriculum Committee are forwarded to the Academic Senate for ratification. If ratified, the approved items are submitted to the SMC Board of Trustees for acceptance.