Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee

 Functions

  • To recommend new policies and courses of action for dual enrollment courses delivered in high schools as needed.
  • To receive and review new and existing programs and courses, or changes thereto.
  • To review existing curricula and courses and to make such recommendations as seem appropriate.
  • 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.
  • To act as the sole faculty entity to monitor Atlantic Cape's overall general education program and courses regarding its identity and description, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements.
  • To forward compliance issues/needs to the sponsoring department for correction.

Committee Charges

Reports and Meeting Minutes


Committee Membership

Membership - Voting: One full-time faculty member elected from each department and, when possible, one counselor and one librarian. No department chairs will serve on Curriculum Committee.

2022-2023 Committee Membership
Department Name Term Expires
ESL Michael Kammer-CHAIR 05/2023 (2nd Term)
Math William Osler 05/2023 (2nd Term)
Social Science Heather Boone 05/2024
BISAS Mark Camma 05/2024
Library Michael DiCamillo 05/2024
Nursing & Health Sciences Joanna Johns 05/2024
Science James Sacchinelli 05/2024
English & Speech Jay Peterson-VICE CHAIR 05/2025 (2nd Term)
Counseling Kathleen Piontkowski 05/2025
ACA & Hospitality Vincent Tedeschi 05/2025

 

Advisory Members

Title Name
Assistant Registrar, Enrollment Services Robyn Berenato
Manager, Curriculum & Publications Laura Campbell
Dean, Academic Affairs Rotating

 

Procedures and Forms

Only full-time faculty from academic areas and departments may submit proposals to the committee. Programs without full-time faculty may be represented by their dean or immediate supervisor with prior notice to the Curriculum 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 a subsequent semester under the following conditions:

  1. The course must have the approval of the department.
  2. The department 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. 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 Program, Certificate, Course or General Education Course," and the approval of the Curriculum committee.


Transmittal Forms

Please email Laura Campbell for all Forms listed below
Ad hoc Committee of Curriculum Committee

General Education Subcommittee

Membership

Only the chair of the General Education Subcommittee is required to be a member of the Curriculum committee. All other members may, but are not required to, be members of the Curriculum committee. Membership will include faculty chosen/sent by their departments, and where departments have more than one representative, each one must represent a different discipline:

  • 1 representative -- Arts & Humanities
  • 1 representative -- Professional Studies
  • 1 representative -- Information Systems & Aviation Studies
  • 1 representative -- English
  • 1 representative -- ESL & Modern Languages
  • 1 representative -- Math
  • 1 representative -- Science
  • 1 representative -- Social Science
  • 1 representative -- Librarian

Functions & Procedures

  • To work as an ad hoc subcommittee of the Curriculum committee.
  • To act as the sole faculty entity to review and recommend general education course status for all new and/or existing Atlantic Cape Community College courses requesting such. Proposals that DO NOT meet established general education criteria will be returned to the sponsoring department with recommended changes for resubmission to the General Education Subcommittee. Proposals that DO meet established general education criteria will then be forwarded to the Curriculum committee as one part of its submission application for adoption.
  • To act as the sole faculty entity to monitor Atlantic Cape Community College's overall general education program and courses regarding its identity and description, policies, procedures, and compliance requirements.
  • To forward compliance issues/needs to the sponsoring department for correction.

Reports

Proposed changes in identity, description, policy and/or procedures will be forwarded to the Curriculum committee for consideration from which if accepted, they would then go to the Faculty Assembly for consideration and ratification.