Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Economic Workforce Development (EWD) Program Evaluation

Whereas, In 1991 the California Community College mission was expanded to include economic workforce development and this charge was added as a program in Economic Workforce Development Division of the Chancellor’s Office in the form of ten initiative areas of focus, now called Sectors;

Whereas, In 2011-2012 this program was revitalized under the Doing What Matters campaign in part to be more strategic with shrinking resources (63% reduction) resulting in reduced sector choices within each of the California community college regions;

Ensuring Accurate Information in the California Virtual Campus Catalog

Whereas, The California Virtual Campus (CVC)[1], which is operated by the California Community Colleges Technology Center, maintains a catalog that is intended to be a resource used by students to identify the distance education classes that meet their particular educational goals, including identifying courses that fulfill their degree-completion needs;

Support for Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Whereas, The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) has garnered support around the United States, with more than 10 states joining the agreement to allow students to take online courses without individual colleges needing to seek authorization from those students’ home states;

LGBT MIS Data Collection and Dissemination

Whereas, California law (AB 620, Block, 2011) requires the California community colleges (CCC) to collect aggregate demographic information regarding the sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression of students, and Education Code section 66271.2 communicates a concern for the obstacles uniquely faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students;

Application of the Federal Definition of Distance Education to Both Fully Online and Hybrid Courses by Regional Accreditors

Whereas, The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, and Education §602.3 (34 CFR §602.3) includes the following definition of distance education:

Distance education means education that uses one or more of the technologies listed in paragraphs (1) through (4) of this definition to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instructor and to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor, either synchronously or asynchronously. The technologies may include—

Posting of Chancellor’s Office Templates

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted resolution 15.01 S11[1] to encourage reciprocity for courses in Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) and subsequently developed a reciprocity statement[2] regarding Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) that “strongly urges community colleges to establish policies to allow and encourage acceptance of the courses students have taken at other colleges in a TMC-aligned degree”;

Remove the Term Remedial from the Student Success Scorecard

Whereas, The term “remedial” is used in the Student Success Scorecard to describe curriculum in English, mathematics, and English as a Second Language (ESL) that is below transfer level under the heading of Momentum Points;

Whereas, Courses in English, mathematics, and ESL that are below transfer level are also called “basic skills courses” in the Basic Skills Initiative; and

Whereas, Basic skills and remedial are referring to the same set of courses;

Alignment of the Title 5 Definition of Distance Education with the Federal Definition of Distance Education

Whereas, The Code of Federal Regulations Title 34, Education §600.2 includes a definition of distance education which includes a requirement that regular and effective contact is initiated by the instructor;

Whereas, California Code of Regulations Title 5 §55204 contains a definition of distance education which includes a requirement for “regular effective contact between instructor and students” and establishes that “Regular effective contact is an academic and professional matter pursuant to sections 53200 et seq.”; and

Re-enrollment Information for Admissions and Records Staff

Whereas, Title 5 §55040 (b) (9) permits students to re-enroll in a course due to a significant change in industry standards or licensure and Title 5 §55041(b) permits student re-enrollment in a course when there is a legally mandated requirement; and

Whereas, Some career technical education faculty have expressed challenges with Admissions and Records staff prohibiting the student re-enrollment due to changes in industry standards and legal mandates;


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