Whereas, As part of the implementation of the Student Success and Support Program by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, noncredit students will be required to use CCCApply as a point of entry to the California Community College System;
Whereas, The CCCApply standard application could present significant obstacles to enrollment into noncredit programs, such as adult basic education, adult secondary education, short-term vocational, workforce preparation, English as a second language (ESL), vocational English as a second language, older adults, and adults with disabilities, because it is complex and requires users to already possess significant computer literacy, language and literacy skills, and a clear understanding of the difference between the term “residency” and immigration status and other potentially confusing terms;
Whereas, The complexity of the CCCApply application and the fact that CCCApply is currently only translated into Spanish, although significant numbers of students speak many other languages, requires colleges to provide additional support for both new and existing noncredit students in order to facilitate their CCCApply applications; and
Whereas, The CCCApply standard application has the potential to exclude students from enrolling in noncredit courses which often serve as the first point of entry into college for immigrants, economically disadvantaged, and diverse adult learners;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the development of a modified CCCApply application for noncredit enrollment that identifies only the appropriate and required enrollment fields for community college noncredit program entry, expands the number of languages the application is provided in, and includes a paper option; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges engage the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in a dialogue with noncredit faculty participation regarding modification of the CCCApply standard application that reflects a commitment to promoting enrollment for students into noncredit programs.