RESPONSIBILITY FOR CURRICULUM
Since a relatively small number of instructors have curriculum development duties, your
assignment to such duties is unlikely.
However, you may become involved in curriculum
revision and will almost certainly be involved with curriculum maintenance. Therefore, you
need to understand the following terms and definitions associated with the maintenance of
The source of this information is the Navy School Management Manual,
NAVEDTRA 135, and Military Standard 1379D.
Curriculum. All training conducted within a school, outlined into specific topics, along
with detailed training objectives.
Surveillance. A process that provides ongoing evaluation of training or training materials
to ensure continued effectiveness and currency of content to meet the training
A minor change to correct editorial and typographical errors,
teachability, safety, or urgent type commander-issued subjects.
Change. A modification to training materials that DOES NOT affect course objectives,
increase course length, or require additional resources.
Technical Change. Any change to tactical (i.e., shipboard) or training-unique equipment
or documentation originating in the Training Support Agencys (normally a SYSCOM)
parent material agency that affects curriculum. A technical change mayor may not affect
individual lesson objectives, but DOES NOT affect course objectives, course length, or
A change to any course learning/terminal objective, an increase in course
length, or any change that requires additional resources.
Curriculum maintenance is an ongoing effort to ensure the course curriculum is both current
and accurate. Any deficiency noted as a result of surveillance requires a change to the
curriculum or training.
As an instructor, you must be aware of the Navys policy on fraternization particularly as it
applies between you and your students.
Fraternization is defined as personal relationships
between officer and enlisted members which are unduly familiar and do not respect differences
in rank and grade. Such relationships are inappropriate and against long-standing custom and
tradition of the naval service. Similar relationships involving two officers or involving two
enlisted members where a senior-subordinate supervisory relationship exists are also
inappropriate. Inappropriate conduct of this nature is to be avoided and, when it is found to
exist, commands are expected to take administrative or disciplinary action as necessary to
correct it. Additionally, such inappropriate relationships subject the involved members to
disciplinary action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) when the actions or
relationships: (1) are prejudicial to good order and discipline; or (2) bring discredit to the naval