College of Marin Community Education
Course Proposal, Approval, and Support
Overview: College of Marin’s (COM) Community Education program provides not-for-credit short courses of high quality that are responsive, up-to-date, and accessible. Community Education is a financially self-supporting program of COM.
PROPOSING A COURSE:
Submission for a new course is relatively simple, and involves an instructor sending the Community Education department at the College of Marin the following:
- A completed Course Proposal Form (visit www.MarinCommunityEd.com and click on “Interested in Teaching?” to download a form), or use the blank Word or PDF form attached.
- A copy of a current resume. (The resume need not be fancy, but should include the instructor’s education, certifications, trainings, and achievements related to the course they’re proposing, as well as documenting their teaching experience.)
- Three references, two of whom can speak to your teaching. Please include name, professional title, phone number, and e-mail address for each.
These two items can be submitted to this address: email@example.com
Following course proposal submission, these steps will be taken:
1. Community Education Director and program staff will review the course proposal
2. If it’s determined that the course is viable, an interview will be set up with the potential instructor and Director of Community Education
3. If agreed upon, the course proposal will then be sent on to the District Curriculum Committee for approval
4. Lastly, the course will go to the College of Marin Board of Directors for final approval
If the course is approved the instructor will be hired to work as a College of Marin Community Education instructor and will then work with Community Education staff, who will provide multiple forms of support:
a. Course Registration for all students, including payment (provided in person and on the phone through CE staff, and online 24 hours a day)
b. Purchase of all course materials (staff can purchase for instructor or instructor can purchase and be reimbursed)
c. Logistical support, including reserving classroom or lab space, if needed
d. Marketing through the Community Education class schedule that goes out to over 110,000 residents in Marin County each academic term