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Curriculum & Instructional Practices Committee (CIP)



Welcome - Inclusion Statement

CIP meetings are open to faculty and staff. Faculty who have submitted course or program materials are strongly encouraged to attend. Other faculty and staff are also welcome. If a faculty or staff member wants to bring an issue before the CIP committee, prearrange to be placed on the agenda with the CIP Chairperson. 


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Submission check list

Submissions must be made to CIP for approval of course and program design, revision, and deletion using the guidance of EP105 (revision pending). The CIP Course Design or Revision form and the CIP Program Request form can be found on the portal under the forms tab. (Tip: log onto the portal before clicking links.)

  • To secure approval for a new career and technical education program for secondary and post-secondary institutions by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education reference EP110 (revision pending). You will need to use the Colorado CTE Course Approval site.
Additional Resources:

The following checklist is to guide you through the steps of the CIP process.

  • Gain approval from statewide discipline, including the discipline chair (required)
  • Edit materials using the Style Guide
  • Share materials with the SFCC representatives
  • Check Board Policy 9-40 for state compliance for AA, AS, AGS, AAS (required)
  • Check with Records CIP Representative for any concerns
  • Check with Assessment CIP Representative e for Program Level alignment
  • Include Program Learning Outcomes in catalog program descriptions (required)

Board Policy 9-40

Use the following tables to determine when your materials are due for your target meeting date.

Proposal Deadline

Must be approved by the Dean in routing by:

Information Ready for Review on Office 365

Meeting Date

September 15, 2023

September 20, 2023

September 27, 2023

October 13, 2023

October 18, 2023

October 25, 2023

November 17, 2023

November 20, 2023

November 29, 2023

December 1, 2023

December 6, 2023

December 13, 2023

January 19, 2024

January 24, 2024

January 31, 2024

February 16, 2024

February 21, 2024

February 28, 2024

March 8, 2024

March 13, 2024

March 20, 2024

April 12, 2024

April 17, 2024

April 24, 2024

PPSC Flow chart for creating/changing courses and programs.

1.       Use the SFCC Style Guide to develop courses/programs

2.       Communication with your CIP division representatives early on for feedback

3.       Circulate the proposal through statewide discipline for approval (2:2 cohort)

4.       Get approval from SFCC Officer

5.       Consult with the assessment team and CIP advisor. 

6.       Fill out Appropriate CIP form 

7.       Attend CIP meeting when your material is being reviewed 

8.       Once approved, material moves on to state approval by the SFCC
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CIP Officers

Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Members

Executive Dean Deidre Schoolcraft
Cindy Kamilar
Sharon Bjorkman - Committee Chair

Business, Technology, and Public Service Members

Executive Dean Rob Hudson
Ken Morris
Tom Attwood - Committee Vice Chair

Health Sciences

Interim Executive Dean Nicole Davis
Faculty members pending September election

Science, Engineering, and Math Members

Interim Executive Dean Mike Madson
Melissa Lema
Regina Reyes

Technical and Professional Studies Members

Executive Dean Heather Pierce
Jeff Stuber