Ensuring Catalog Currency

City College of San Francisco
Curriculum Committee

Resolution Regarding Ensuring the Currency and Accuracy of the College Catalog

November 18, 2015

Whereas Accreditation Standard I.C.1 states, “The institutions assures the clarity, accuracy, and integrity of information provided to students and prospective students, personnel, and all persons or organizations related to its mission statement, learning outcomes, educational programs and student support services,”

And whereas Accreditation Standard I.C.2 states, “The institution provides a print or online catalog for students and prospective students with precise, accurate, and current information on all facts, requirements, policies, and procedures…”

And whereas Accreditation Standard II.A.3 states, “The institution has officially approved and current course outlines …

And whereas Accreditation Standard II.A.16 states, “The institution regularly evaluates and improves the quality and currency of all instructional programs offered in the name of the institution…”

Be it resolved that courses in the Catalog that were created prior to the 2014-15 academic year and have not been offered successfully at CCSF between Summer 2010 and Spring 2016 be deactivated so they do not appear in the 2016-2017 catalog.

Be it further resolved that courses that were newly created in the 2013-14 academic year, but which have not been offered successfully by Spring 2016, shall be deactivated and removed from the 2016-17 College Catalog.

Be it further resolved that a similar process happen annually, whereby long-standing courses in the Catalog that have not been offered at CCSF in the last 6 years, and newly-created courses that were not offered in the two years after creation, be deactivated and removed from the Catalog for the following year.

Be it further resolved that courses that have not had their course outlines updated in the 6 years prior to an academic year and majors and certificates that have not had their program descriptions updated in the 6 years prior to an academic year be deactivated and removed from the Catalog for that academic year.

Be it further resolved that departments that have any majors or certificates that are negatively impacted by course deactivations shall review those majors and certificates to ensure they continue to meet student needs and program learning outcomes.

Be it further resolved that courses, majors, and certificates that are deactivated through these processes shall be noted as an informational item at a Curriculum Committee meeting.

Be it finally resolved that departments wishing to reactivate a course, major, or certificate can do so by submitting an updated course outline/program description to the Curriculum Committee for review and approval. 

 

Catalog/Schedule    Included Terms    Oldest Possible Course/Program Revision Date    Long-Standing course Must Have Been Offered Once Since    Last Opportunity for first offering of courses created in
______________   ________   _____________   ___________   ________
2016-17   Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
 
  August 2010   Summer 2010   2014-15
2017-18   Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
  August 2011   Summer 2011   2015-16