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Curriculum

Programs

New Program Approval

All new programs, and substantively changed programs, must be approved through the SLCC Curriculum process. This includes approval by the SLCC Cabinet and Board of Trustees, the Utah System of Higher Education Board of Regents, and by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

When qualified teaching faculty identify the need for program changes, the faculty member is responsible for the Program Curriculum Outline (PCO)and moving the proposal through the curriculum process. Additional faculty, PAC members, transfer partners, and others should provide input on the program proposal.

Program Discontinuation

To discontinue a program of study, an Abbreviated R401* must be submitted. A teach-out plan must also be in place at SLCC to ensure students who are currently pursuing the program of study are allowed to complete in a reasonable amount of time. The program notification must be acknowledged through the SLCC Curriculum process and associated governing bodies before the program is discontinued.

Program Tracking

To view where a program proposal is in the curriculum process, visit the Program Tracking list* on the Curriculum 365 Site.

*You may be required to log in to SLCC Office 365 to access SLCC Curriculum forms.

Login Instructions:

  • In the email of phone field, enter the following: <your SLCC user name>@slcc.edu (for example rlewis01@slcc.edu)
  • Password field: your current SLCC password

Instructional Program Review

Instructional program review is an integral part of the curriculum process. It is an opportunity to assess the current status of a program, the changes over the previous years , and the intentions for the program in the next five years. Program review provides an opportunity to celebrate, evaluate, and plan. In the role as Chair of their respective School Curriculum Committees, Deans are responsible for the timely completion of instructional program review and utilization of the results in academic planning at SLCC.

Schedule

The full SLCC Instructional Program Review Schedule may be accessed at the Curriculum Site*.

Instructional Programs scheduled for review in 2015-16 are:

  • American Sign Language/English Interpreting
  • General Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Office Technology
  • Computer Sciences & Information Systems
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Music
  • Surgical Technology
  • Visual Art & Design

Program Review Timeline

  • Fall Semester: List of SLCC Instructional Programs to be reviewed sent to SLCC Board of Trustees and USHE Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education.
  • December 2015: SLCC Instructional Program Review Template, Data Sheet, and additional information sent to Associate Dean.
  • April 1, 2016: Completed Instructional Program Review Assessment Report (R411) due to the Provost (cc: Curriculum Office).
  • July 1, 2016: Instructional Program Review Assessment Report (R411) and additional comments are sent to the USHE Board of Regents.

Templates

  • Regents Policy R411: Cyclical Institutional Program Reviews*
  • SLCC Instructional Program Review Instructions*
  • SLCC Instructional Program Review Prompts
  • SLCC Instructional Program Review Template (R411)*

*You may be required to log in to SLCC Office 365 to access SLCC Curriculum forms.

Login Instructions:

  • In the email of phone field, enter the following: <your SLCC user name>@slcc.edu (for example rlewis01@slcc.edu)
  • Password field: your current SLCC password

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