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The Curriculum and Instructional Practices Committee (CIP) is the faculty curriculum committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice President of Instruction. 

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. 

Meeting Dates for 2020

Meetings will be held in C200 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

January 29, 2020

February 26, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 29, 2020

Submission Details

Submissions must be made to CIP for approval of course and program design, revision, and deletion using the guidance of EP105.

  • The CIP Course Design or Revision form and the CIP Program Request form can be found on the portal under the forms tab.
  • To secure approval for a new career and technical education program for secondary and postsecondary institutions by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education reference EP110. You will need to use the Colorado CTE Course Approval site.

As you construct your courses or programs, be sure to use the State Faculty Curriculum Committee (SFC) guidance resources:

Submission Checklist

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


  • Gained approval from statewide discipline, including the discipline chair (required)
  • Edited materials using the Style Guide
  • Shared materials with the SFCC representatives
  • Checked Board Policy 9-40 for state compliance for AA, AS, AGS, AAS (required)
  • Checked with Records CIP Representative for any concerns
  • Check with Assessment CIP Representative e for Program Level alignment
  • Programs descriptions for the catalog include Program Learning Outcomes (required)

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

Proposal Deadline

Information Ready for

Meeting Date

Must be approved by the Dean in erouting by:

Review on Office 365


January 17, 2020

January 22, 2020

January 29, 2020

February 14, 2020

February 19, 2020

February 26, 2020

March 6, 2020

March 11, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 22, 2020

April 29, 2020

PPCC Flow chart for creating/changing courses and programs

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

  •  Provide link to SFCC Style Guide

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 Officers

5.       Fill out Appropriate CIP form

  •    Provide links to CIP forms

6.       Attend CIP meeting when your material is being reviewed

7.       Moves on to state approval by the SFCC

CIP Officers

You are encouraged to work with one of your CIP division officers while putting your materials together.

BPS Members

Dean Rob Hudson

Michelle Bender - CTE

Sharon Bjorkman - LAS


CHTS Members

Dean Fran Hetrick

Lynn Sim - CTE

Kathy Sturdevant - LAS & Chairperson


HS Members

Dean Kristen Johnson

Vicki Bond - CTE

Melissa Lema - LAS


ME Members

Dean Joseph Southcott

Jenna Benson - LAS & Vice Chairperson

Doug Roth - LAS