Streamlining Curriculum Processes in the California Community College System
The streamlining of curriculum processes constitutes the intersection of a number of key initiatives and projects currently in progress in the California Community College system. Some projects have been in response to the needs of the field by the Chancellor’s Office, such as the development of the new Chancellor’s Office Curriculum Inventory (COCI). Other efforts have been in response to legislation focused on statewide initiatives such as the Online Education Initiative, the Student Success Taskforce, and Strong Workforce Program, including clarification of the processes for regional consortia and regional curriculum projects. Additional efforts have been undertaken through the work of the California Community College Curriculum Committee (5C), formerly known as the System Advisory Committee on Curriculum (SACC), including the delineation of authority and the movement toward local Curriculum Chair/Chief Instructional Officer certification.