Curriculum Committee

Within the college the faculty, through its Curriculum Committee, will have a major role and a professional responsibility for formulation of recommendations upon which the academic administration will advise the President about curricula. The tasks of the committee are as follows:

  • 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.

Committee Members

Membership of the Curriculum Committee is representative of all areas of the college. The members for 2013-2014 are:

  • Committee Chair: Dr. Josette Katz, Business
  • Jim Taggart, ISAS
  • Denise Coulter, English
  • Shirley Shields, English as a Second Language
  • Bobbie Heard, Science/Mathematics
  • Gerry Michelfelder, Nursing, Allied Health, Physical Education
  • Richard Benner, Arts/Humanities
  • Donna Marie McElroy, Social Science
  • Michael Huber, Culinary Arts
  • Lynette Ingram, Counselor

Advisory:

  • Barbara Clark
  • Dr. Otto Hernandez
  • Bruce Johns
  • Dr. Ron McArthur
  • Heather Peterson
  • Dr. Mitchell Levy
  • Grant Wilinski

TRANSMITAL FORMS

GENERAL EDUCATION FORMS & INFORMATION

Link to the NJCCC's General Education Resources Site

Committee Meeting Minutes and Reports


Membership - Voting

One full-time faculty member from each department, one counselor/librarian

Advisory

Chief Academic Officer, Dean of Instruction

Charges

This committee may be charged by the President, the Faculty Assembly Executive Committee and the Chief Academic Officer.

Reports

This committee shall distribute its minutes and reports to the President's office, Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, the Chief Academic Officer, Faculty Association President, College Relations for The CommuniCator, the College Web-site and the permanent committee files maintained in the office of Academic Affairs.

Procedures

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.

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 subsequent semester under the following conditions:

  1. The course must have the approval of the department chairperson.
  2. The department chairperson 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. Please refer to the Basic Skills Course Selection list in the college catalog when considering prerequisites for new courses. 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 Programs, Certificate, Course or General Education Course," and the approval of the Curriculum Committee.

The Curriculum Committee subcommittee:

The General Education Committee shall make all recommendations to the Curriculum Committee regarding general education requirements and be responsible to review and evaluate the effectiveness of general education.

Committee Charges 2013-2014

Committee Charges 2012-2013

Committee Charges 2011-2012

Committee Charges 2010-2011

Committee Charges, 2009-2010

Committee Charges, 2008-2009