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Faculty Guidelines

Process

The Curriculum Development Process provides procedures for:

  • Adding or deleting programs and/or courses which are a part of a Bachelors, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, or occupational certificate program.
  • Adding or deleting lab fees for new and existing courses,
  • Changing the content of existing courses and/or programs,
  • Revising master course descriptions for existing courses, or
  • Changing the College's General Education requirements.

Faculty may initiate proposed course/program changes and new courses/programs. However, the faculty member should discuss the proposed changes with the school or department chairs prior to any steps being taken. A document, “Curriculum Development: Steps in the Process” and appropriate forms are available on the college’s Intranet and in the Office of Academic Affairs. Login to My.DaytonaState.edu. Choose “Resources” along the top, “Document Repository” along the left then “Departments,” “Academic Affairs,” “Curriculum Development Process” in the middle section.

Call Alicia Alexander, Director of Academic and Curriculum Services, ext. 3969 for assistance with the process.

Curriculum Committee

Revised 04/10/2017

ARTICLE I: NAME

This committee shall be known as the Curriculum Committee.

ARTICLE II: MISSION AND PURPOSE

MISSION

The mission of the Daytona State College Curriculum Committee shall be to oversee the curriculum process, to uphold high standards and quality of education, and to ensure internal consistency within academic proposals.

PURPOSE

The Curriculum Committee is a standing committee within the college that deals solely with curriculum issues. The purpose and responsibility of this committee shall be to review and make recommendations on the following:

  • New programs.
  • *Major revisions to present programs.
  • New courses.
  • Major revisions to present courses (Not if these are changes in delivery of established courses).
  • Additions/revisions to the General Education Core requirements.
  • Credit hours for instructional contact, including laboratory activity.
  • Consistency of language in Student Learning Outcomes based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Any other matter related to curriculum.

*Major revisions are defined as:

  1. Any change in credit hours or contact hours, unless mandated by the State.
  2. Any changes in courses which will affect student learning outcomes in another program or department.
  3. Any addition or deletion of a major section in a course which results in a major change to the student (major) learning outcomes of the program as determined by that academic department.
  4. Any changes in graduation requirements of an established program.
  5. Any addition or changes to the General Education Core requirements unless mandated by the State.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 - Eligibility. Any person who is eligible to be listed in the College catalog under full-time faculty shall be eligible for membership. 

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty
(1 - School of Education + 1 - School of Student Life Skills +
4 from other Schools)
6
College of Business, Engineering and Technology Faculty
(1 - School of Business Administration + 1 - School of Engineering
Technology + 2 from other Schools, one member must teach upper division)
4
College of Health and Public Service Faculty 2
College of Workforce, Continuing and Adult Education Faculty
(1 - School of Adult Education + 1 from other Schools)
2
Total 14

Note: Every effort should be made to assure that at least one of the 14 members is elected from a Regional Campus.

Section 2 - Ex-Officio Members. Director of Academic and Curriculum Services, President of the Faculty Senate, and a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Section 3 - Faculty. (Appointed Membership). All appointed members of the committee shall serve a term of three (3) years. Terms of office will begin in August and will terminate at the end of July three (3) years after appointment to office. All appointed members are eligible for re- appointment. Terms of office will be staggered so appointed members will rotate every three (3) years.

Section 4 - Meeting Attendance and Vacancies. Three (3) consecutive unexcused absences by an appointed member may be cause for termination on this committee. Seats vacated prior to the fulfillment of the regular 3 year term may be filled by temporary appointments by the Curriculum Committee Chairperson in consultation with the Associate Vice President of the College in which the vacancy has occurred. These vacancies will be permanently filled in the next regular appointment.

Section 5 - Appointments & Vote.

Each academic year, the Curriculum Committee Chairperson, in coordination with the Faculty Senate President, shall solicit nominations from the faculty of the respective colleges having vacancies. During the last Organizational Meeting of the Academic Year, voting for new members and officers will be conducted.

New Members: The chair will present a ballot with all nominees for one college indicating the number of vacancies to be filled then open the meeting for discussion on the ballot. Upon a motion and acceptance for a vote, each member of the committee will select a number of nominees on the ballet equal to the number of vacancies to be filled.  In the case one (or more) of the nominees is a current member of the Curriculum Committee, the member(s) shall remove themselves from the discussion and the vote on their nomination. The nominee(s) with the most votes for each vacancy will be appointed to the committee. In the case of a tie, the chair will select the nominee to be appointed from the candidates who received the most votes. This process will be repeated for each college having vacancies. Selection and appointments should be conducted before the end of the Spring Semester. The appointed nominees of their respective colleges will serve for a three (3) year term.

Election for the Chairperson: If the current chair is a nominee for the chairperson position, then the vice chairperson will present a ballot with all nominees for the chair position and open the meeting for discussion on the ballot. Upon a motion and acceptance for a vote, each member of the committee will select a nominee on the ballet.  In the case one (or more) of the nominees is a current member of the Curriculum Committee, the member(s) shall remove themselves from the discussion and the vote on their nomination. The nominee(s) with the most votes for Chairperson will be appointed to the committee. In the case of a tie, the Vice Chairperson will select the nominee to be appointed from the candidates who received the most votes.

Election for the Vice Chairperson: The Chairperson will present a ballot with all nominees for the vice chairperson position. Upon a motion and acceptance for a vote, each member of the committee will select a nominee on the ballet.  In the case one (or more) of the nominees is a current member of the Curriculum Committee, the member(s) shall remove themselves from the discussion and the vote on their nomination. The nominee(s) with the most votes for Vice Chairperson will be appointed to the committee. In the case of a tie, the Chairperson will select the nominee to be appointed from the candidates who received the most votes.

Section 6 - Installation of New Appointed Members. During the first Organizational Meeting of the new Academic Year, the Chairperson will introduce and install the new members.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS

Section 1 - Terms. The officers of the committee shall be a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson and shall perform the duties as prescribed in these Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the committee. The officers shall be elected for one academic year at the last organizational meeting. The positions may be filled by members who have served for at least one year on the committee. Officers are eligible for re-election.

Section 2 - Duties.

The Chairperson shall:

  • Schedule, prepare and preside over meetings.
  • Serve as a voting member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • Submit a year-end report in coordination with the Director of Academic and Curriculum Services.

The Vice Chairperson shall:

  • Assist the Chairperson in all his/her duties.
  • Take notes during scheduled meetings.
  • Preside over meetings in the absence of the Chairperson and attend the Teaching and Learning Committee meetings in the absence of the Chairperson.

ARTICLE V: MEETINGS

Section 1 - Schedule. The day and time of the regular meetings of the committee shall be decided by the members.

Section 2 - Special Meetings. The Chairperson may call special meetings.

Section 3 - Minutes. Minutes will be maintained on all regular and special meetings.

ARTICLE VI: QUORUM AND VOTING

Section 1 - Vote. Each member of the committee shall have one (1) vote. The Chairperson will conduct the meeting but will not vote unless there is a tie. Ex-officio members may engage in the discussion, but will not have a vote. A simple majority of the voting members present shall be required to pass any motion; in the event of a tie, the Chairperson will cast the deciding vote.

Section 2 - Quorum. Seven (7) appointed members of the committee shall constitute a quorum. This number does not include the Chairperson.

ARTICLE VII: PROCEDURAL POLICIES

Section 1 - Deadlines. Proposals shall be submitted in writing through the Director of Academic and Curriculum Services to the committee at least seven (7) working days prior to the time set for consideration.

Section 2 - Meetings. It shall be the policy of the committee to conduct all meetings as open meetings.

Section 3 - Recommendations. Proposals approved by the committee will be recommended to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs for approval. Proposals not approved by the committee shall be returned to the appropriate AVP.

Section 4 - Representation before Other Committees. The Chairperson or Vice Chairperson will be the representative of the curriculum committee before the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs or any other standing college committee as required.

ARTICLE VIII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the action of the committee in all cases where they are consistent with either these Bylaws or any special rules of order the committee may adopt. If in conflict, the special rules of the committee will prevail.

ARTICLE IX: BYLAWS

Section 1 - Amendments. These Bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the committee by three-fourths (3/4ths) of those voting members present, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing prior to the meeting and such amendment, if passed, is approved by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Section 2 - Review. At the end of each academic year, the committee members will review the Bylaws and make any necessary revisions and amendments. Any revisions will be submitted to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for approval.

Section 3 - Effective Date. These Bylaws become effective immediately upon approval by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.