8.1.2 – General Operations – Instruction

POLICY:  Spoon River College (SRC) has developed procedures for the general operations of the College as it relates to instruction.


This policy applies to all Spoon River College faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Institutional Calendar: The Institutional Calendar is developed in accordance with Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) guidelines and contractual agreements.  The purpose of the Institutional Calendar is to meet the needs of students.
  2. Course Schedules: An instructional administrator develops a schedule of courses for each term to meet the needs of students and the College and in accordance with the Academic Calendar and ICCB regulations.
  3. Textbook Selection: Textbook selection choices are submitted for approval by the faculty to the appropriate Instructional Dean.
  4. Class Records and Permanent Records: Each faculty is required to keep a performance record for each student in his/her classes. At the conclusion of a course, the faculty completes a final grade roster, and these grades are transferred to the student’s permanent record.  Faculty will maintain grade records for one year following course completion.
  5. Assessment of Student Learning: The College has a plan for assessment of learning at the classroom level, program level, and for achievement of college general education competencies.
  6. Program Reviews: Program reviews are conducted by the office of the Vice President on a five-year cycle.  Review reports are presented to the SRC Curriculum Committee as an information item only and presented to ICCB annually.
  7. Instructional Data: Instructional data is reported to ICCB as required.
  8. Student Progress: Student progress is monitored.  Follow-up studies are conducted for students completing programs, certificates and degrees.
  9. Academic Committees: The instructional program is assisted by the work of a number of academic committees including:
    1. College Senate Committees: Curriculum, Student and Academic Affairs, and Instructional Resources.
    2. Advisory Committees: Advisory Committee members are appointed by the President or designee and will serve for three year terms so arranged that one-third of the terms expire each year.  Members may be asked to serve additional three-year terms when they possess a particular type of expertise not found in other available candidates.  Career and technical education programs will have an advisory committee, and conduct a minimum of two (2) meetings per year. Other certificate/degree programs are encouraged to develop and implement advisory committees.