California Community Colleges Curriculum

Sources of Data

Curriculum committees need data to support the work that they do. Various types of data are available statewide through the Chancellor’s Office Data Mart, and other data can be retrieved locally with the assistance of the local research office. Some types of data that will inform decisions made by the curriculum committee include:

  • Student success data, disaggregated by ethnicity, age, and gender
  • Prerequisite implementation data
  • Labor market data
  • Distance Education retention and success
  • Student Learning Outcomes for General Education
  • Maximum enrollment assigned to sections of a course
  • Basic skills course retention and success (credit and noncredit)
  • Student transition from noncredit to credit or non-degree applicable to degree applicable

The Academic Senate has a paper that provides guidelines for using data, Data 101: Guiding Principles for Faculty.