Investigate Effective Practices for Pathways Programs

Fall
2016
Resolution Number: 
09.03
Contact: 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Assigned

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

Whereas, Community colleges in California are now beginning to implement, and in some cases feeling pressure to implement, pathways programs on an expanded scale;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges investigate practices and outcomes, intended and unintended, for faculty and students from various pathway programs across the state; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges produce effective practices to assist community colleges that are exploring and implementing pathway models.

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