LeBaron Woodyard, CCCCO Dean of Instructional Programs and ServicesAcademic senate faculty, students and curriculum professionals from colleges all over Northern California gathered at Skyline College on Friday, October 21, 2016 for the Fall 2016 Northern Curriculum Regional Meeting sponsored by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC).  Nearly 100 attendees came to hear updates from the State Chancellor’s Office on matters such as the Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH), the Chancellor’s Office Curriculum Inventory (COCI), and the Statewide Curriculum Task Force.

Leigh Anne Shaw, SMCCCD Academic Senate President Breakout sessions included information for New(er) Curriculum Chairs, Specialists, and Administrators, Zero Textbook Cost Degrees (Z-degrees), Noncredit Challenges and Issues, Strong Workforce Recommendations, Dual Enrollment, and a Q&A with the Chancellor’s Office.  Speakers included Dolores Davison (ASCCC Secretary and Curriculum Chair),LeBaron Woodyard, Raul Arambula and Jackie Escajeda of the State Chancellor’s Office.

Dolores Davison, ASCCC Secretary and Curriculum ChairSkyline College is especially proud to have hosted this conference, as it underscores the fact that curriculum is the lifeblood of our work.  As usual, the Skyline College community came together to make this event a success, but particularly special thanks go out to President Stanback Stroud and Theresa Tentes for providing lunch, Dr. Tammy Robinson and Kevin Chak for assisting with refreshments and general support throughout the day, Cherie Colin and MCPR staff for help with signage, and Linda Bertellotti for assistance with setting up the event.  Thanks also to SMCCCD senate and curriculum faculty who were on hand to support and assist, and deep gratitude goes out to Joshua Harris, Roger Marcelo, and the Skyline College Facilities staff for making this event possible.

Article by Leigh Anne Shaw | Photos by Kate Williams Browne