Academic Standards and Curriculum Review Committee

Our Mission:

The ASCRC is established by the Faculty Senate (Senate) to:

  • Conduct a continuing study of the academic standards and curriculum of the College
  • Review and recommend action to the Senate for all proposed alterations of academic programs
  • Make recommendations to the Senate regarding academic standards

The functions of the ASCRC are:

  • Facilitate the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of the courses and programs offered by the College;
  • Ensure the integrity of the College curriculum by communicating its goals, purposes , and outcome measures with consistency, clarity, and efficiency;
  • Promote the continuous improvement and enhancement of the College curriculum through dialogue and collaboration with external and internal constituents of the College;
  • Provide faculty with a system that contributes to the effective and innovative delivery of skills, knowledge, values, and inspiration;
  • Provide a path/direction for the approval of curriculum.

Policy and Procedures

Curriculum Policy and Procedures Manual 2018

ASCRC Committee 2023-2024 Members

  • John W. Hartman - Chair
  • Phillip Sawatzki - Vice Chair
  • Paige Ferro - Recorder
  • Della Dubbe
  • Tod Dumas
  • Bill Hallinan
  • Keri Jaynes
  • Amy Kong
  • Sarah Dellwo (ex officio, non-voting)
  • Stephanie Hunthausen (ex officio, non-voting)
  • Robyn Kiesling (ex officio, non-voting)

Course Description Bank and Assessment Database Process

How to access the Course Description Bank (for viewing courses only):
  • Sign in to the Helena College website using the Employee Portal
  • Scroll to the Academics area
  • Click on Helena College Course Description Bank
  • Select Subject, then Select Course from the drop down menus
  • Click on View selected course detail.
How to access the Assessment Database (for new course, course revision, course inactivation):
  • Sign in to the Helena College website using the Employee Portal
  • Scroll to the Academics area
  • Click on Assessment Database
  • Log in with your NetID and Password
  • Select Curriculum tab at the top center
  • Select Course Maintenance from the drop down menu
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