Curriculum Coordinating Council
The CCC+ is a representative body that gives voice to all faculty and exercises a major role in the policies, decisions, and processes related to curriculum and instruction at Seattle Central College. The core functions of the CCC+ are to:
- Lead and coordinate all curriculum-related instructional planning and learning outcomes assessment with the goal to support and improve instructional programs.
- Discuss and resolve curriculum-related issues that come up in standing committees or elsewhere.
- Create inclusive, equitable, and systematic procedures for the development of new programs and degrees.
- Review and endorse new programs.
- Document, update, and share all curriculum policies.
- Hear and give voice to faculty ideas and priorities about curriculum and instruction.
Access the Curriculum Coordinating Council Bylaws (pdf). The CCC+ will consist of the following members.
- CCC+ Chair: Katy Dichter
- 4 Standing Committee Chairs:
- Tsai-En Cheng (Instructional Assessment Committee)
- Jaime Cardenas (Course Approval Committee)
- Marina Halverson (Program Review Committee)
- Sharon Spence-Wilcox (Learning Communities Committee)
- 6 faculty representatives from the following mission areas:
- Academic Transfer: Helena Ribeiro
- Basic Skills and International Education Programs: Emily Castillo
- Professional Technical Education: position open
- Satellite Campuses: Scott Mahoney
- Bachelor’s program representative: position open
- Counseling & Library: Steve Halloran
- Instructional Dean: Laura DiZazzo
- Representative from eLearning: Kevin Bowersox-Johnson
- Representative from Student Services: Andrea Vederoff
- Representative from Associated Student Council
The Vice President for Instruction and a member of Institutional Research/Institutional Effectiveness attend all CCC+ meetings but are not voting members.
Course Approval Committee (CAC): this committee encourages and fosters curriculum development and faculty participation in program planning and maintenance of academic standards, primarily through monthly meetings, to review applications for new and revised courses. To learn more, visit the Course Approval Committee page.
Jaime Cardenas - Chair
Program Review Committee (PRC): this committee encourages and fosters curriculum development and faculty participation in program planning and maintenance of academic standards, primarily through program reviews and course reviews.
Marina Halverson - Chair
Instructional Assessment Committee (IAC): this committee encourages and fosters curriculum development and faculty participation in program planning and maintenance of academic standards, primarily through the development and assessment of student learning outcomes at the course, program, and college-wide levels.
Tsai-En Cheng - Chair
Learning Communities Committee (LCC): This committee encourages and fosters learning communities’ development and participation in planning and maintenance of academic standards, primarily through quarterly meetings to review applications for new and revised learning communities composed of Coordinated Studies courses, linked courses, and integrated course assignments and experiences. The LCC reviews new and revised learning communities submitted by faculty. The committee considers compliance with college standards, accreditation standards, and alignment with the college mission, values, and learning outcomes. All new and revised learning communities must be reviewed and signed by the LCC prior to instruction. The LCC maintains and facilitates documents related to the learning communities' review and support process.
Sharon Spence-Wilcox - Chair