Policy Management 
    
    Oct 22, 2018  
Policy Management
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IN 8.0 - Approval and Review of College Curriculum, Degrees, and Certificates :


SUMMARY/SCOPE
Edmonds Community College maintains appropriate policies to develop, approve, and implement college curriculum that meets the mission of the college and complies with all Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges policy guidelines, Washington Department of Education and US Department of Education regulations, and all accreditation standards.

DESCRIPTION
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Instruction (EVPI) authorizes and approves all college curricula. Faculty are responsible for the development and implementation of new degrees, certificates, programs, and courses to meet the educational needs of the community. Faculty review current curriculum annually for adherence to required standards and currency of content. The college Curriculum Committee, a contractual faculty committee, reviews all new and substantially revised curriculum and makes appropriate recommendations on the approval of that curriculum to the Executive Vice President for Instruction. New degrees and certificates are also reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees and follow a detailed review and approval process determined by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, with final approval by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
IN 8.01pr Procedure for Approval and Review of College Curriculum, Degrees, and Certificates

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
Executive Vice President for Instruction

PRIMARY CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR (Director/Dean)
Executive Vice President for Instruction

REVIEW PERIOD
Three years.

REVIEW HISTORY
2018-Jun 21  Approved by President’s Cabinet



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