Curriculum Development

Initial Considerations

 The development and implementation of sound curriculum takes approximately one academic year. The AP&P Committee calculates that the initial development of curriculum proposals, prior to official signatures, usually takes between 8-10 weeks, and sometimes even more. Thus, initiators are encouraged to start their work a semester ahead of their proposed time frame for presenting a COMPLETE curriculum proposal to the AP&P Committee:

The quality and integrity of curriculum are first and foremost. New curriculum proposals must:

  • be compatible with the philosophy and mission of the college
  • respond to or reflect community or student needs
  • have available resources
  • meet curriculum standards

Effective fall 2014 and in accordance with the AP&P Calendar, all curriculum proposals will be submitted via CurricUNET. 

Curriculum Development Resources

Course Outline of Record:  A Curriculum Reference Guide
Program and Course Approval Handbook, 5th edition, September 2013    
Implementing Content Review
Content Review Worksheet
Distance Education Guidelines
General Education Guiding Principles
AHC GE Worksheets
AHC Multicultural Worksheet
AHC Health and Wellness Worksheet

Repeatability Guidelines

Additional resources on the Articulation and Transfer page.

CurricUNET Instructional Videos

How to Create a New Course in CurricUNET
How to Modify a Course in CurricUNET

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