Your first step is to check our districtwide course bank listing for a course that meets your teaching objectives. If you can find it there, it is an approved course and you can offer it. On the other hand, if there just doesn't seem to be one that works, consider creating a new course.
Go to the District Coursebank:
look up courses in your discipline by prefix, and choose one that looks like a well-written model to go by.
Consult with your chair and your instructional council representative to to see if they will support your new course proposal.
Send your draft to Jan or to Craig. Craig will edit the proposal in the format that the district curriculum committee requires. He will stay in touch with you and discuss and get your approval for any editing recommendations or changes. Jan will create a formal proposal for you and then return it to you for your review and final approval.
Jan or Craig will also let you know when the committee will be looking at your proposal. Plan to attend that meeting for a new course to be approved the faculty initiator must be there to present it. Sometimes we have unanswerable questions that cause proposals to be tabled until someone can be there to answer them. That holds up the approval process.
Assuming that the district curriculum committee approves your proposal (stay in touch with Craig because he represents your proposal to that committee-in some cases, you may be asked to attend the district meeting to answer questions), it goes forward to the governing board for final approval.
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