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The S-designation is a semi-autonomous subcommittee of the Leeward CC Curriculum Committee. They review proposals for new S-designation courses, review and approve all S-designation courses for renewal, and report courses approved for S-designation to the Leeward CC Faculty Senate (for final approval) through the Curriculum Committee Chair.

Curriculum proposers are faculty looking to propose new, modification, or deletion of courses, programs, and certificates.

Curriculum Committee

Welcome, Curriculum Committee members!

Please see these excerpts from the UH Leeward CC Faculty Senate Charter and Bylaws to better understand the Curriculum Committee’s function within the curriculum approval process.

Submission Deadline

The 2023-2024 deadline for curriculum proposal submission approved by the Division Chairs is Friday, October 13, 2023. (The dealine for individul proposal submission to the division may vary by what is set by the respective division chair. Since all the initial submissions need to be reviewed and voted on by the division first prior to the division chair’s approval, the individaul submission of any proposal to the division chair should be by the first Friday in October for the latest if no dealine has been set by the respective division chair.)

Note the following:

  • The Start Term for non-experimental course proposals and Effective Term for program proposals are Fall 2024.
  • The deadline is the date when a proposal must be approved by a division chair and submitted to the Curriculum Committee.
    • Division review of and vote on the proposals must be conduct prior to the division chair approval with the exception of experimental course proposal.
  • The Curriculum Committee encourages faculty to submit proposals early in the fall semester to facilitate the review process at the college level.

Documents for Curriculum Committee Members

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

Curriculum Committee meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Proposers are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the meeting on the review day of their proposals because their participation, though not required, often can facilitate the approval process.

Fall 2023

  • August 25
  • September 1, 8,15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 17
  • December 1, 8, 15

Spring 2024

  • January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 16
  • March 8
  • April 5, 26

Other important dates:

  • February 2, 2024 – Last Curriculum Committee meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the Faculty Senate meeting.
  • February 7, 2024 – Last Faculty Senate meeting to approve program and course proposals prior to the STAR deadline.
  • February 16, 2024 – STAR deadline: All new academic programs and all changes to existing programs, including courses, must be fully approved by February 1st in order to be effective for the following fall semester.