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Convocation

Welcome back! This year at Convocation we will be presenting some updates from the Curriculum Institute. That presentation and others are now archived on our Curriculum Committee Site, under Faculty FAQs and Professional Development.

 

Curriculum Institute 2017

WCC is sending a large team of faculty and administrators to the 2017 Curriculum Institute this summer, to learn about important changes related to curriculum streamlining, including:

  • Changes to Title 5
  • 6th edition of PCAH
  • Chancellor’s Office Curriculum Inventory (COCI)

WCC is a COCI pilot college, and we have been successfully using the new system for a month already! Stay tuned for more information at Convocation, flex activities, and this site…

 

New features on this site!

We’ve add the recently updated DE Handbook and a link to view active curriculum records on CurricUNET without having to login.

Meta Launch enabled

Originators can now launch proposals on CurricUNET Meta without admin assistance. There is still a temporary review step before the launched proposal goes to colleague review.

Scaffolded release of CurricUNET Meta

YCCD is ready to transition from our old CurricUNET system to CurricUNET Meta. To minimize disruption to the curriculum development and approval process, our Meta transition team has recommended a scaffolded approach.

As of August 8, 2016, our old CurricUNET site is read-only. The records are archived and searchable, but do not attempt to work in the old system.

The new system, which will be introduced during Convocation week, is active, but some features are temporarily limited as we adjust to the new system. Notably,

  • All users can view their records, and start and edit draft proposals, but proposals can only be launched with the help of the curriculum co-chairs. This is temporary; we will remove the restricted launch by January 2017.
  • Any proposals that received curriculum committee approval by May 2016 are still in the workflow. Originators don't need to do anything.
  • Any proposals that had not yet been approved by the curriculum committee by May are back in draft status. Originators may need to make edits or provide additional info, and will work with their faculty co-chair to resubmit.

As we move forward, there will be inevitable kinks; our transition team will make every attempt for a smooth migration. Should you come across issues, please let your curriculum co-chairs know, and keep a few things in mind:

  • Faculty can still submit curriculum. This is not a moratorium. However, co-chairs will prioritize proposals. This does not negatively impact our ability to submit and approve curriculum.
  • If you see something that looks wrong or is "missing" in Meta, do not panic. All courses are still in the old system. If something isn't displaying correctly, we can and will fix it. Nothing is lost.
  • Meta does require more information than the old system. Everything is there for reason, though: The fields are based on specific requirements from the State Chancellor's Office, Title 5, or our own district APs and college handbooks. There is no busy work in Meta.
  • Help is available. Please make use of the new YCCD Meta Site (https://curricunetmeta.yccd.edu/) and the training sessions scheduled for Convocation week. Additional workshops will be held during the semester.

Thanks for your patience and support as we strive to enhance the efficiency and integrity of our curriculum.

Transition to CurricUNET Meta

The district is transitioning to CurricUNET Meta in August! The new system will have a more intuitive interface and will align with the forthcoming changes to the Chancellor’s Office Curriculum Inventory (COCI) – speeding up the approval process.

Convocation 2016 will feature a live demo of Meta; additional training sessions are scheduled on Thursday August  11 at Lake and Woodland campsuses. For more information about the transition and training schedule, visit our new Meta help site: curricunetmeta.yccd.edu.