Curriculum Development Governance Process

We support faculty in the design and development of courses and programs and provide guidance through the governance approval process as outlined in the Curriculum Development and Approval Process Policy. To ensure that your curriculum meets VCC's quality standards, please contact a VCC Instructional Associate before you begin, and consult the Registrar's Office well before your proposal submission date,.

Changes to courses and programs, and the development of new courses and programs must receive governance approval. The type of curriculum development will determine the appropriate approval process. The governance approval process for all curricula is set out in the steps below.

Applicable VCC Policies are:

Before filling in a form, please save a copy to your computer and use that saved file to ensure your changes are not lost. If you have difficulty downloading any of these forms, please contact iasupport@vcc.ca.

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Step 1: Review the Curriculum Approval Time Frame to ensure timely processing of proposals.‌
Note that submissions received past the required due date may be deferred to the following month.
See this Curriculum Revision process flowchart.

Step 2A: For New Programs, Minor Revisions to Existing Courses or Programs, or a New Course, complete the Curriculum Development Approval Form (CDAF):


Step 2B: For New Programs and Substantial Revisions to Existing Programs, complete the Proposal for New Program:


Step 3: Complete the following documents as needed:

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Step 4: Submit the documents to your Dean for final sign off.


Step 5: Your Dean will submit your completed package to the Education Council office (edco@vcc.ca).

Refer to the Curriculum Approval Time Frame for exact submission dates. Note that submissions received past the required due date may be deferred to the following month.


Step 6: Attend and present your proposal to the Curriculum Committee, Education Council, and Board of Governors for approval as applicable.

The faculty member leading the project and/or the area Dean should be prepared to attend the meeting(s) to provide an overview of the proposal and answer questions.