In 2022, the Systems and Operations subcommittee developed a framework to support faculty subcommittee work in aligning course numbers, titles, prefixes, and course descriptions and course learning outcomes for CCN. While there are institutional guidelines that may impact stylistic nuances for course title, description, and subject code, these should match the baseline decisions within each of the faculty subject groups.
For course learning outcomes and course descriptions, courses must be 100% aligned with the agreed upon outcomes and descriptions. Variations in the aligned outcomes and descriptions are only allowed to account for stylistic nuance requirements of individual institutions with the intent remaining the same.
An institution may choose to add course outcomes beyond the adopted statewide outcomes as long as these additions do not change the agreed upon statewide course learning outcomes. In addition, the statewide course learning outcomes must make up at least 75% of all course learning outcomes at each institution. For example, if the CCN subcommittee created 3 outcomes for a course, the institution may add up to 1 additional outcome that does not negate the 3 outcomes.
Similarly, institutions may add content to the course description, as long as it doesn't negate the existing description or comprise more than 25% of the content.