Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Using System Consultation and Faculty Input to Address Expansion of Online Education

Whereas, On May 11, 2017 Governor Brown requested that Chancellor Oakley design and deploy a plan to develop a 115th college to solely offer entirely online degrees, and Chancellor Oakley contracted with National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to constitute the Flex Learning Options for Workers (FLOW) workgroup to provide three to five options to Governor Brown;

Call for Faculty Leadership in Implementing the Vision for Success

Whereas, During the Fall 2016 Plenary session The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed a resolution outlining concerns about “guided pathways” models in regard to “the development of our students as whole persons” and “open-access, opportunity for student exploration, and the traditional breadth of a liberal education as historically critical pieces of the community college mission,” and called on the ASCCC to “investigate practices and outcomes, intended and unintended, for faculty and students from various pathway programs across the state;”[1]

Implementing AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) to Serve the Needs of All Community College Students

Whereas, The recent passage of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017)[1] and the language in the Common Assessment Initiative Reset memo on October 24, 2017[2] from Chancellor Eloy Oakley suspending the development of the common assessment test have shifted the focus from assessment testing to the use of high school transcript data to make placement decisions, but the requirement to use multiple measures for assessment remains in place as indicated by §78213(d)(1)(C) which states that: Multiple measures shall apply in the placement of all students in such a manner

Access to Noncredit Courses for Undocumented Students

Whereas, Title 5 §58003.3[1] appears to prohibit districts from collecting apportionment for undocumented students, thus creating a barrier for noncredit student enrollment and restricting colleges from accessing adequate resources needed to serve these students;

Student Accountability Model Codes - CB09 Revision

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Course Basic Element (CB) 09 is designed to indicate the Career Technical Education (CTE) status of courses and serves to meet the CTE Student Accountability Model (SAM) requirements for various forms of CTE funding that seek to ensure student progress through CTE programs;

Internship Opportunities for Students Enrolled in Noncredit Courses and Programs

Whereas, Student internships offered through mechanisms such as cooperative work experience provide valuable opportunities for students to gain on-site work experience directly related to their programs of study;

Whereas, Title 5 §55253 allows students to earn units of college credit for internships through cooperative work experience, yet there appears to be no allowance for providing students enrolled in noncredit courses and programs comparable cooperative work experience opportunities, which is inherently inequitable; and

Evaluation and Certification of Coursework from Home Schools

Whereas, A California community college was recently ordered by a superior court judge to certify and accept a high school language course from an unaccredited home school for Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) purposes;

Whereas, A California Department of Education registration number does not ensure the quality of instruction at a registered, unaccredited home school, and it is increasingly difficult to verify the authenticity of transcripts submitted for evaluation from unaccredited home schools;

Creating Guidelines for Veteran Resource Centers

Whereas, Approximately 89,000 veterans and their dependents attended a California community college during the 2015-16 academic year;[1]

Whereas, Senate Bill 694 (Newman, as of September 21, 2017) would require that all California community colleges, “ensure that each of its campuses provides a dedicated on-campus Veteran Resource Center that offers services to help student veterans transition successfully from military life to educational success through the core components of academics, wellness, and camaraderie;” and


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