Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Commission on the Future

Whereas, The Community College League of California (CCLC) Commission on the Future has met over a period of time and identified recommendations regarding student success for the future actions of the California community colleges over the next ten years; and
Whereas, Many of the recommendations of the Commission on the Future properly fall under the areas defined as “academic and professional matters” as defined in Title 5 regulations and as such are the responsibility of faculty and of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and

Chancellor’s MOU with Kaplan University

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kaplan University to articulate single course sections for participating individual community colleges without consulting the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, articulation officers, counselors, and many other relevant constituent groups;


Support for Academic Senate Participation in CCC Assess Project

Whereas, Assembly Bill 2682 (Block, February 19, 2010) “Community colleges: student assessments: pilot project ” formalizes what has generally been referred to as “CCC Assess,” which comprises the establishment of a data warehouse that would allow for centralized access to K-14 student testing data and transcripts, of potentially great usefulness in the application of multiple measures to placement decisions, and the establishment of contracts for systemwide assessment for placement testing options in the areas of English, reading, mathematics, and English as a Second Language that would re

MOU with Kaplan University

Whereas, The current consultative process as described in AB 1725 has served the California Community College System, its colleges, and its students by providing for well-informed and deliberative collaboration that helps to ensure quality education;


Academic Senate Oversight of the Basic Skills Initiative

Whereas, The Basic Skills Initiative was initiated and developed by leaders of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in collaboration with chief instructional officers (CIOs) and chief student services officers (CSSOs) throughout the state, who recognized and promoted the role of faculty in ensuring the success of students;

Role of California Community College Libraries in the Implementation of the Student Success Task Force Recommendations

Whereas, The Student Success Task Force Recommendations were developed to make California community college students more successful;

Whereas, The role and services of California community college libraries and librarians are not mentioned in the Student Success Task Force Recommendations; and

Whereas, The 2011 paper Standards of Practice for California Community College Library Faculty and Programs illustrates how libraries and library faculty play a significant role in supporting college curriculum and helping students succeed academically;

Reporting Contextualized Data on ARCC

Whereas, The proposed Accountability Report for the Community Colleges (ARCC) scorecard will track student performance metrics longitudinally over six years and faculty recommended contextualized student performance metrics; and

Whereas, The proposed ARCC scorecard will be more effective if it reports contextualized metrics such as ratio of full-time to part-time faculty, total sections offered, and the student to counselor ratio longitudinally;

Implementation of Potential Board of Governors Waiver Change

Whereas, Recommendation 3.2 (as of September 30, 2011) of the California Community College Student Success Task Force (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) would “require students receiving Board of Governors fee waivers to meet various conditions and requirements, as specified below.

Use of Increased Fees to Establish Different Academic Policies for Students Based on Differing Ability

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) recommends (as of September 30, 2011) raising fees for California students to take courses that are not in their education plan, while still permitting them to enroll in such courses;

Whereas, Students who have the ability to pay higher fees will be able to enroll in courses that are outside their education plan, while students who lack the ability to pay higher fees will be denied access to courses that are outside their education plan;

BOG Fee Waiver Rules to Establish Different Academic Policies for Students Based on Differing Ability to Pay

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) recommends (as of September 30, 2011) withholding Board of Governors fee waivers from students who have exceeded 110 units or have failed to identify a degree, transfer, or career advancement goal; and

Whereas, The poorest students cannot enroll in classes without fee waivers with the result that these students would be denied access to classes that they would be permitted to enroll in if they had financial resources;

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