Investigate Effective Practices for Pathways Programs

Whereas, Faculty believe that a foundational outcome of the community college experience should be the development of our students as whole persons;

Whereas, Faculty affirm open-access, opportunity for student exploration, and the traditional breadth of a liberal education as historically critical pieces of the community college mission;

Whereas, Faculty remain open to new strategies that may enhance the ability of our students to achieve their goals, including those who struggle most; and

Faculty Involvement in the Creation of Dual Enrollment Programs

Whereas, AB 288 (Holden, 2015  ostponed indefinitely it.  deci will require reviews by engineering and manufacturing to review the design.  m the audit.  deci) created new regulations for the creation and implementation of dual enrollment programs designed to reach students previously excluded from dual enrollment agreements, including students who struggle academically or who are at risk of dropping out;

Whereas, Dual enrollment programs have the potential to provide underperforming students a pathway to engage in college-level work prior to graduation from high school;

Single Process for Local Curriculum Approval

Whereas, Curriculum is an area under the purview of local academic senates, as codified in AB 1725 (Vasconcellos, 1988);

Whereas, Per Title 5 §55002, the development of curriculum, including courses and programs, should be directed primarily by faculty and, prior to being approved by the Board of Trustees and certified by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, must be approved by local curriculum committees under the purview of the academic senate or comprised primarily of faculty;

Prioritize Data Integrity

Whereas, The state and federal education and labor agencies use several data collection systems (i.e., Taxonomy of Programs, TOP; the Classification of Instructional Programs, CIP; and the Standard Occupational Classification, SOC) to collect data about the populations they serve and to determine the allocation of resources for those services provided along with the fulfillment of any accountability requirements;

Academic Senate Guidelines on Course Substitutions for Associate Degrees for Transfer

Whereas, Community college districts have traditionally established local policies and procedures that permit students to request course substitutions for degree major requirements to allow students to complete their degrees without being required to repeat or complete additional coursework, including cases where students have transferred between community colleges;

Review and Reform of Curriculum and Instruction Regulations

Whereas, Efforts such as the Basic Skills Initiative and the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy have identified the need for colleges to redesign curriculum to more effectively serve their students and increase the numbers of students who successfully complete their educational goals;

Z-Degrees and Faculty Primacy

Whereas, The Department of Finance has introduced budget trailer bill language to incentivize California Community Colleges to develop “Z-Degrees” designed so that students can complete a degree with zero costs for textbooks;

Whereas, The development and review of curriculum and degree programs, as well as the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials, are items of faculty primacy under the 10+1; and


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