Curriculum at Sinclair

The Curriculum Review Committee, a subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee, is responsible for reviewing requests for new courses and programs and revisions to existing courses and programs.  This committee consists of four faculty members appointed by the President of the Faculty Senate for three-year terms and one chair appointed by the President of Chairs' Council for a three-year term.  The chair of the Curriculum Review Committee is the Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Assessment.  In the fall quarter of 2004, the committee began to use a new application called the Curriculum Management Tool (CMT).

 The Curriculum Management Tool (CMT) is a comprehensive software application that supports the initiation, revision, and approval of curriculum. CMT automates the business processes surrounding curriculum and helps people work more productively and cost-effectively.  This software is used at Sinclair to expedite the curriculum process by reducing or eliminating the amount of paper and meeting time required for curriculum review and approvals.

 Through a web-based, database-driven design, CMT provides a user-friendly approach to curriculum.  Importantly, this tool connects to the college’s database of curriculum to reduce the time and complexity experienced by the infrequent user.

 A curriculum proposal originates in CMT by a department chairperson or a chair designee and moves its way through a review/approval workflow process which culminates in a final approval memo being issued by the Manager of Curriculum, Transfer and Articulation.  In keeping with Sinclair policy, no new course or program may be offered and no substantive changes made to existing courses or programs without the proper review and approval.