Policy 3.07


Curriculum Development and Common Course Outlines


Curriculum development is the process of setting forth educational goals and learning objectives; defining instructional and assessment techniques and methods; and delineating necessary materials and resources. New courses and programs may be developed by faculty as appropriate and necessary; existing programs and courses may be strengthened and revised. All curriculum development is supervised and coordinated by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the appropriate academic dean.

Course outlines must include the following:

  • Course title and credits,
  • Catalog description of the course,
  • Prerequisites/corequisites,
  • Course objectives,
  • Topical outline,
  • Instructional methods,
  • Evaluation methods, and competency forms for Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (if appropriate).

All new courses, programs, and revisions to existing courses and programs must be submitted for approval to the College’s Academic Affairs and Standards Council (AASC), following established bylaws, procedures, and guidelines.

Owner(s) Title: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Date of Adoption: 7/1/1999

Date of Implementation (if different from adoption date): N/A

Date of Last Amended: 5/19/2022

History and Subject of Revisions: 5/19/2022 (comprehensive review, minor clarity updates.)