Curriculum

Course Approval Processes

Resolved that the Academic Senate adopt the document "Good Practices for Course Approval Processes."

Adoption of "Good Practice for the Implementation of Prerequisites" Document

Whereas faculty are primarily interested in student success through mastery of course content, and

Whereas we must maintain prerequisites in order to satisfy certain articulation agreements, and

Whereas there are other methods available to validate prerequisites, and

Whereas it is absolutely unethical to experiment with students' education in order to validate research by allowing students to enroll in courses where there is a high expectation of failure,

An Integrated Approach to Multicultural Education

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the position paper entitled "An Integrated Approach to Multicultural Education.", and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges amend the multicultural paper so that the terms in Table 1 which are not self-explanatory are defined either in the body of the paper or the glossary of terms, and

Program Discontinuance Policies

Whereas economic pressures are causing widespread consideration of program elimination, and

Whereas data identifying programs eliminated and the reasons for elimination can be useful for development of strategies to address program elimination,


Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to collect data identifying programs eliminated by individual community colleges and the reason (s) for elimination, and

Curriculum Committee

Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to prepare guidelines for local senates regarding model practices for curriculum committees which include, but are not limited to: standards for committee composition, role of department/division chairs, role of administrators, role of librarians, involvement in program review, and resource allocation, and to present such guidelines at a future session.

Program Review Criteria

Resolved that the Academic Senate develop a model for program review including criteria which balance quality and economic feasibility.

Noncredit Courses, Programs, and Awards

Whereas all noncredit courses must currently be approved by the Chancellor's Office in addition to the local review and approval process, and

Whereas no Title 5 Regulation provisions currently exist to establish noncredit programs, and

Whereas the importance of serving students through noncredit programs has been growing in addressing the educational needs of California Work for Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) recipients, the immigrant population, and many others,

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