Curriculum

Instruction in California State Politics and Government

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to ensure that all instructors of transferable American Institutions courses receive a copy of the senate-approved course outline containing both elements. [N.B.: This resolution was divided. See

Whereas clauses under Resolution 9.05 F03 for background.]

Instruction in California State Politics and Government

Whereas, The California community colleges have generally accepted that the California State University (CSU) requirement in American Institutions should be taught for transfer credit at all community colleges;

Whereas, CSU expects that students completing one course in American Institutions will have studied both American and California governments;

Whereas, The typical American Government course taught a tour 108 colleges may not currently include the appropriate instruction in California Government and Politics; and

Vocational Students and the Math/English Requirement

Whereas, Vocational programs may have accrediting agencies that are specific in the requirements needed in a particular field of work (e.g., nursing);

Whereas, Vocational education is a critical component of the mission of California community colleges; and

Whereas, Occupational Education faculty are currently underrepresented on the Senate's Curriculum Committee;

Raising English and Mathematics AA/AS Requirements

Whereas, Resolutions 9.04R F02, 9.05R F02 and 9.06R F02 referred to the Executive Committee the issue of whether to recommend changing Title 5 Regulations (55805.5, Paragraph (c)) to raise the level of minimum requirements for the associate's degree in English and mathematics;

Delegation of Authority

Whereas the Chancellor's Office Interim Committee on Curriculum is currently developing procedures for moving colleges from interim to continuous delegation,

Resolved that the Academic Senate support the concept of regional colloquia for those faculty and staff involved in the development, review, and approval of curriculum.

Noncredit Education Legislation

Whereas thousand of adults are currently enrolled as students in community college noncredit programs which include adult basic education, secondary skill courses, ESL, citizenship, older adult, DSP&S, parent education and short-term vocational education, and

Whereas these programs are acknowledged to be of high quality and efficiently operated since the early 1970s when community colleges entered into agreements with unified school districts, and

Academic Senate President Sign-off

Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to the Chancellor's Office that, as a condition of continuous delegation of authority as described in the Chancellor's Office Curriculum Handbook, there be a mandatory sign-off by the local senate president.

Program Discontinuance

Whereas, A poor budget environment is resulting in colleges' reducing or eliminating programs;

Whereas, Title 5 51022 states that colleges should have policies for the establishment, modification, or discontinuance of courses; and

Whereas, Many local senates need assistance in using the collegial consultation process to review, modify, or develop policies and procedures for program discontinuance at this critical time;

Articulation of Community College Courses

Whereas, Articulation between individual California community colleges and individual campuses of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) is based on the course outline of record;

Whereas, The course outline of record is a contract that establishes the objectives and content to be included in a given course; and

Whereas, Distance education offerings are merely an alternative mode of instruction in which a course is taught in accordance with the existing course outline of record;

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