Curriculum Committee

Chair: Joyce Peacock
Chair Contact: / (714) 484-7068
Curriculum Specialist: / (714) 484-7011
Meeting Dates: Tuesdays
Meeting Time: 3–5 p.m.
Meeting Location: Cypress College Complex (CCCPLX) 406
A.S. Representative: Jesse Ramirez

Given the diversity of disciplines and faculty and the varying degrees of shared governance currently operating in the system, practices utilized by curriculum committees throughout California’s community college system vary widely. Nevertheless, a clear consensus about the main function of the curriculum committee has emerged. The main function of the curriculum committee is that of primary responsibility for the development, review, renewal, and recommendation of curriculum to be approved by the Board of Trustees.

Defining and Understanding the Role of the Academic Senate Education Code

Selected Passages Specifying the Roles of the Academic Senate and those curriculum procedures and policies which also are delegated to the curriculum committee.:


The governing board of each district shall establish procedures to ensure faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to express their opinions at the campus level, and to ensure that these opinions are given every reasonable consideration, and the right of academic senates to assume primary responsibility for making recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards.

Title 5: The policies and regulations of the Board of Governors, and their interpretations and strategies for implementation of Education Code, are published as part of the California Code of Regulations (at or are available on the Academic Senate Website. These Title 5 regulations have the force of law, though they can be modified by action of the Board of Governors without legislative intervention. In addition, the Board of Governors enacts “Standing Rules” that instruct the Chancellor’s Office on how to carry out its functions

Commonly known as the “Ten Plus One‚” (as articulated in Title 5 of the Administrative Code of California, Sections 53200) the following define “Academic and Professional matters.”

To request copies of archived agendas and minutes, please contact the curriculum specialist.