Updating an Existing Course
Validation Form A indicates previous coursework or skill level
Validation Form B is required by specific regulation or statute
Validation Form C parallels any coursework at a 4 yr institution
Validation Form D has a health/safety rationale
Validation Form E is based on empirical research
You will want to begin putting together your paperwork well in advance of the COI submission deadline. Course materials are reviewed & signed by a minimum of 2 readers prior to submission. The Permanent Course Approval Form, which entails library sign off, is not required.** If the course satisfies a CSU or IGETC GE breadth requirement, the course would not require re-evaluation of the course's CSU/IGETC status unless the course update involves a substantial revision such as course objectives or content. Prerequisite changes would be considered ‘substantial’ if it involved a ‘lowering of the bar’ for enrollment. If you have any question about an updated course's status, contact the Dean of Articulation. **The update form requires if your course satisfies a degree applicable GE requirement. A revise of such a course would not require re-evaluation of the course's GE area status unless the revision is substantial.
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