Curriculum

Local Adoption of the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative Course Design Rubric

Whereas, Online courses reviewed with the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC – OEI) Course Design Rubric and offered through the CVC – OEI Course Exchange have a success rate 4.9 percentage points above the statewide average;[1] 

Whereas, California Code of Regulations Title 5 §55206 maintains districts’ local authority to determine if courses will “be provided through distance education”;[2][3]

Equalize Noncredit Curriculum Processes to Align with Local Approval of Credit Curriculum Processes

Whereas, The Curriculum Streamlining Processes,[1] announced in October 2016, to allow colleges to approve and offer curriculum more rapidly now permits colleges to selfcertify curriculum for all credit courses, modified credit programs with the exception of associate degrees for transfer, and new credit programs with a goal of local program with the exception of new career technical education credit programs and apprenticeship;[2]

Degree and Certificate Awards in Response to the New Funding Formula

Whereas, The Student Centered Funding Formula that was enacted by the governor’s 2018-19 Budget Trailer Bill on June 27, 2018[1] provides monetary incentives for college districts to award the associate degree for transfer over a local associate degree, and when possible multiple degrees or certificates to a single student;

Effective Practices for Educational Program Development

The most important components of an academic institution are the educational programs it offers. California Education Code and accreditation standards emphasize the essential nature of a college’s educational programs to that college’s existence, and often a college’s programs reflect the individual personality of the college and the uniqueness of the community it serves.

Effective Practices in Online Lab Science Courses

Whereas, California Code of Regulations Title 5 §55202 states that distance education courses must adhere to the “same standards of course quality” as traditional classroom courses and that determinations of course standards and quality must be made “with the full involvement of faculty,” and given that the separate course review and approval of distance education courses required by Title 5 §55206 maintains districts’ local authority to determine if courses will “be provided through distance education”;

Effective Practices in Online Communication Courses

Whereas, California Code of Regulations Title 5 §55202 states that distance education courses must adhere to the “same standards of course quality” as traditional classroom courses and that determinations of course standards and quality must be made “with the full involvement of faculty,” and given that the separate course review and approval of distance education courses required by Title 5 §55206 maintains districts’ local authority to determine if courses will “be provided through distance education”;

Adopt the Paper Effective Practices for Educational Program Development

Whereas, Resolution 9.02 S16 directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to “develop a paper on effective practices for developing and revising all educational programs and bring the paper to the Spring 2017 Plenary Session for approval”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper Effective Practices for Educational Program Development[1] and disseminate to local senates and curriculum committees upon its adoption.

MSU

Inclusion of Information Competency in College Institutional Learning Outcomes

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted the following definition of information competency for California Community Colleges: "Information competency is the ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in all its various formats. It combines aspects of library literacy, research methods, and technological literacy. Information competency includes consideration of the ethical and legal implications of information and requires the application of both critical thinking and communication skills" (Resolution 16.02 S98);

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