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Curriculum Committee

The School of Social Sciences and Education Curriculum Committee has jurisdiction over the curriculum of the School of Social Sciences and Education. The Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for the approval of all academic courses and programs in the School,  including degrees, courses, programs, majors, minors, concentrations, certificates or any other catalog changes.   The Curriculum Committee is also responsible for developing a Guideline for Submission.


The School of Social Sciences and Education Curriculum Committee shall be composed of nine members:  one voting representative from each department (Advanced Educational Studies, Criminal Justice, Physical Education and Kinesiology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Teacher Education) and the Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Education (ex officio non-voting member).  Members are elected to staggered two-year terms by tenure and tenure-track faculty from the program being represented.   Elections will be held in each department in the spring of each academic year or as required to fill vacancies.


The Curriculum Committee will annually select a Chair from its members by a simple majority vote.  


The Curriculum Committee shall meet at least once during each quarter during the regular academic year and more frequently as needed to act upon submission and meet deadlines as outlined in the University Planning Manual.  Dates of scheduled meetings of the Curriculum Committee will be announced to all faculty in the School of Social Sciences and Education at least two weeks in advance.   Curricular materials must be distributed to the committee members at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.


Decisions of the SS&E Curriculum Committee will be forwarded to the Dean.   Guidelines for Submission and minutes of the SS&E Curriculum Committee will be distributed to the departments for distribution to the faculty.   Any changes in catalog, policy, procedure, program, or curricula that has an inter-school or all university impact as well as any changes to General Education will be submitted to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. Additionally, a summary report will be provided annually to the Academic Affairs Committee. 


The Office of the Dean, School of Social Sciences and Education, shall provide all needed clerical support, including committee archives

Approval and Amendment

Changes to this document may be made through a simple majority approval of the SS&E Curriculum Committee and ratification by the SS&E Dean’s Advisory Council.

Committee Members

Name Department Term End Date
 Mahmoud Suleiman

Advanced Educational Studies

June 30, 2016

Zachary Hays

Criminal Justice

June 30, 2017

 Eugene Wang

Physical Education & Kinesiology

June 30, 2016

 Gitika Commuri

Political Science

June 30, 2017

 Luis Vega


June 30, 2016

 Rose McCleary

Social Work

June 30, 2017

 Rhonda Dugan


June 30, 2016

 Kristina LaGue

Teacher Education

June 30, 2017

School of Social Sciences & Education

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Phone:  (661) 654-2210

Curriculum Committee Forms

Review Request Form