Faculty Involvement in the Creation of Dual Enrollment Programs

Fall
2016
Resolution Number: 
09.02
Contact: 
Topic: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Assigned

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;

Whereas, Some administrators may view dual enrollment programs as a means by which to increase Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) without considering the implications of these programs for both faculty and students involved; and

Whereas, Dual enrollment programs must be developed with significant involvement of community college faculty who meet minimum qualifications in the disciplines involved in order to ensure appropriate consideration of academic and professional matters, such as curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, and grading standards, that are critical to student success in the program;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to engage in discussions with their administrations to ensure that the development and implementation of dual enrollment programs occur with endorsement through collegial consultation with the academic senate;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to consult with their administrations to assure dual enrollment course offerings are within the capacity of the college to maintain without adversely affecting local programs; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Career Ladders Project, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges, and other interested stakeholders to ensure that dual enrollment programs are created for the benefit of students and not primarily for the benefit of a college’s fiscal growth.

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