The Curriculum Committee 

At the core of every college is curriculum, and at CCSF the Curriculum Committee works hard to maintain the clarity, integrity, diversity, and creativity of our courses and programs.  Faculty have the primary responsibility of developing and revising courses and programs that meet the evolving needs of CCSF’s students, surrounding communities, and transfer institutions.  

It is the Curriculum Committee’s job to assist faculty in that process and recommend the approval of new and modified curricula, as well as relevant academic policies, while ensuring compliance with Title 5 and the California Education Code.  Upon the Curriculum Committee’s recommendation, new and revised courses and programs are then submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval and then to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office for state-level approval and indexing. 

Curriculum work is student-centered, and Curriculum Committee members find great satisfaction in embracing the diverse disciplines and methodologies that help shape academic life at CCSF and students’ academic, personal, and professional lives after completing their work here. 

Equity Statement

The Curriculum Committee pledges to address the diverse needs of the CCSF community by conducting business and reviewing curricula in a manner that will encourage culturally responsive outcomes, content, and methodology and enhance dialogue, innovation, inclusion, and equity.

The CCSF Curriculum Committee sees student learning as its driving force and is committed to ensuring that course and program outlines support diversity, cultural competence, growth, and opportunity. Committee processes are shaped by ongoing reflection to ensure that departments acknowledge and address ways that inequities may be perpetuated in their curriculum. Contextual awareness and cultural respect are vital to curriculum review, as is openness to systemic and systematic improvements needed to strengthen equity.

Curriculum Chair, Craig Kleinman