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Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee : Submission Requirements

Submission Requirements

All Course Outlines of Record (COR) are processed through the Electronic Curriculum Development (ECD) system. Faculty may be granted access to the system to work on CORs. To login, go to the ECD homepage (https://ecd.laccd.edu) and sign up for an account. Once the request is made, you will receive an email with a temporary password. 

Listed below are the requirements for each type of submission. In order to expedite the process, be sure your submissions are complete and submitted according to the submissions deadlines page.

For questions, send an email to Curriculum@lamission.edu.

Credit Courses

  • NEW Course

(including addition of a District Course)

Initiate the COR in the ECD system using the Create/Edit/Reinstate button. Fill in all sections to the best of your ability. Be sure to fill in Section VII with all the information required. Include the following form (available in Section VIII of the COR), if applicable:

If the course is TBA, you will need to fill in a TBA form as well and email to curriclum@lamission.edu. TBA forms don't need to be uploaded to ECD, but instead are filed in Academic Affairs. 

When done, submit the ECD to the Department Chair.  

  • UPDATE Course

(including C-ID, SLO, DE, Prerequisites...)

I)  For a regular update, initiate the COR in the ECD system using the Create/Edit/Reinstate button. Include the following forms (available in Section VIII of the COR), if applicable:

If the course is TBA, you will need to fill in a TBA form as well and email to curriclum@lamission.edu. TBA forms don't need to be uploaded to ECD, but instead are filed in Academic Affairs. 

When done, submit to the Department Chair.

 

II)  For any of the updates listed below, initiate the COR in the ECD system using the Create/Edit/Reinstate button, make the necessary change(s) and submit to the Department Chair. Please indicate the type of update (as listed below) with a note at the top of Section I

The COR may not need to go through tech review if its Last Update Date (COR Section I.9) is within two years.

Once on the agenda, the Curriculum Committee will review all sections of any COR submitted; the originator is responsible for addressing all notes. The COR will have a new update date regardless of the type of submission.

  • ARCHIVE (Inactivate) Course

Verify that no current programs contain the archived course.  If a current approved program contains the course planned to be archived, then the appropriate program change documents must be completed simultaneously (See "UPDATE a Program" section below). 

Remember that once a course is archived it is:

  • Deleted from the Catalog
  • Removed from ASSIST
  • Removed from UC and CSU transfer lists
  • Removed from all advising forms (IGETC, CSU and local plan)
  • If a course is subsequently reinstated, it may take a minimum of 1 to 2 years to have it approved for transfer and placed on the advising forms again.

Initiate the COR in the ECD system using the Create/Edit/Reinstate button, followed by option C) Archive A Course. Submit to the Department Chair.

 Non-Credit Courses

  • NEW Course

(including addition of a District Course)

Initiate the COR in the WORD format. Once complete, DO NOT forward for approval. Send an email to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair with a notification of the submission. 

  • UPDATE Course 

Initiate the COR update in the existing WORD DOCUMENT.  Once complete, DO NOT forward for approval. Send an email to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair with a notification of the submission. 

Credit Programs

  •  NEW Associate Degree for Transfer 
    (AA-T/AS-T)
  1. Submit the required documentation as early as possible to PVRC for viability review:    Visit Program Viability Review Committee webpage.  
  2. As soon as the viability review/viability study is completed with a green light to move forward, complete the New Program Information form A (sample). 
  3. Download and complete the appropriate Word Document Template from the Chancellor's Office (sample). 
  4. Complete the Program Narrative form (sample).
  5. Submit all three documents electronically to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curruculum Chair.
  •  NEW Associate Degree (AA/AS)

                          or

  • NEW Certificate of Achievement (16 or more units)
  1. Submit the required documentation as early as possible to PVRC for viability review:    Visit Program Viability Review Committee webpage.  
  2. As soon as the viability review/viability study is completed with a green light to move forward, you may submit the New Program Information form A (sample), form B (sample), and the Program Narrative form (sample) to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair. 
  3. For CTE programs, provide additional documentation including: advisory committee minutes, labor market data, and the approved minutes of the regional consortium showing recommendation of the program.
  • UPDATE a Program
Non-Substantial Change to an Approved Program (Associate or Certificate)
  1. Submit the required documentation as early as possible to PVRC for viability review:    Visit Program Viability Review Committee webpage.  
  2. As soon as the viability review/viability study is completed with a green light to move forward, you may submit the Program Change form. (sample
  3. For CTE programs provide additional documentation including: Advisory Committee Minutes, Labor Marker Data.
  4. Submit all documents electronically to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair. 
  • DISCONTINUE a Program
  1. Read through the process and criteria used for making a recommendation regarding discontinuance of a program.
  2. Submit the following documentation as early as possible to PVRC for viability review:    Visit Program Viability Review Committee webpage.  
  3. Complete the Program Discontinuance form (sample) ----- Coming Soon!
  4. Complete the Discontinuance Program Information form (sample) ----- Coming Soon!
  5. Submit all documents electronically to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair.
  • Certificate of Accomplishment or Skill Certificate (generally less than 16 units and with no state approval)
  1. Complete the Certificate of Accomplishment form.
  2. For CTE programs provide additional documentation including: Advisory Committee Minutes, Labor Marker Data.
  3.  Submit documents electronically to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair.

Non Credit Programs

  •  NEW Certificate of Completion or Competency (to be submitted to State)
  1. Complete the Non-Credit Program Information form (sample). 
  2. Complete the Non-Credit Program Narrative form (sample).
  3. Submit these documents electronically to Curriculum@lamission.edu and Curriculum Chair and Curriculum Dean.