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Committee Charge

The Curriculum Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Senate. As such, its Functions and Membership are defined by the Constitution of the Los Angeles Southwest College Academic Senate, approved in May 1995 and amended in April 2007.

This committee shall be responsible for:
1. Approval or rejection of new courses and programs.
2. Approval or rejection of new majors.
3. Changes in course requirements for a major or certificate program.
4. Changes in unit value of any course.
5. Review of existing courses and programs.
6. Listing IGETC courses.
7. Review course prerequisites and co-requisites.
8. Review of general education pattern for both Associate of Arts degree and for certification to the CSU and UC system.
9. Approval, exclusion, review, and revision of any program that uses
courses taught at this college.

Curriculum Committee Membership

"All Department Chairpersons or their representatives shall serve on the committee as voting members, as well as the following individuals: Articulation Officer, voting member; Matriculation Coordinator, voting member; Non-Credit Program Coordinator, voting member; Institutional Researcher, non-voting member. The Chairperson of the Committee shall serve on the District Curriculum Committee. The Vice-President and Deans of Academic Affairs are ex-officio members of the committee and shall serve as designated by the college president."
                                                                                                         -- Academic Senate Constitution, April 2007

Dr. Tangelia Alfred ​​Curriculum Dean*
Naja El-Khoury​​Curriculum Chair

Dr. Allison MooreChair: Library, Arts & Humanities, English & Foreign Languages, Behavioral & Social Sciences and Distance Education ​

James Hicks Chair: Business

La Shawn Brinson Chair: Child Development

Reggie Morris Chair: Counseling

Phillip Jones-Thomas Chair: Developmental Communications
 Darren Cifarelli Chair: English and Foreign Languages
 Dr. Lernik Saakian Chair: Mathematics

Dr. Todd Roberts Chair: Natural Sciences, Health & Physical Education
 Dr. Catherine Azubuike Chair: Nursing and Allied Health
 Katrin WilsonArticulation Officer
 VacantMatriculation Officer
 Shauna CarterClassified: Matriculation*
 Marian RuaneCoordinator: Non-Credit Program
 Sabrena Turner-Odom Director: Student Success Center
 Dr. Allistaire Callender Academic Senate President
 Dr. Majid Haghoo​
Faculty: Business / CSIT
 Zekarias DammenaFaculty: Mathematics
 VacantAFT Staff Guild
 VacantASO Student Representative*
 Dr. Howard Irvin
​​Vice President: Student Services*
 Dr. Lawrence Bradford
Vice President: Academic Affairs*
 VacantAcademic Affairs*
                                                                    *Non-voting Positions