Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor's Office to develop a tracking system to ascertain numbers of transfer students, including univeristy summer registrants and reverse transfers.
Transfer and Retention
Whereas successful student transfer rates depend on effective curriculum development, and
Whereas we can only be as effective in preparing our students as the student performance data we receive from four-year institutions, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to express to four-year institutions the urgency of our need for reliable information and for the student performance data we need to function as effective transfer institutions.
Whereas the mission of the California Community Colleges is to prepare students to transfer and to prepare students for vocational fields,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt as a goal increasing the transfer rate and completion rate of vocational programs over the next six years, and
Whereas an improved measure of transfer rates has been devised by the National Effective Transfer Consortium, and
Whereas this measure has yielded important data from a small sample nationally, and
Whereas we need improved data on California Community College transfer rates,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the Chancellor's Office for the California Community Colleges to undertake The California Transfer Rate Study proposed by the California members of The National Effective Transfer Consortium.
Whereas the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates has agreed to allow the combination of a second semester English composition course and a course in critical thinking to satisfy the one-course critical thinking/English composition requirement of IGETC through Spring 1992, and
Whereas the California Community Colleges should maintain flexibility in and control of curriculum in order to serve the needs of a diverse student population,
Whereas critical thinking is a topic of current academic interest and concern, and
Whereas misunderstanding and confusion has been created by disagreements between the University of California and the California State Colleges and Universities regarding standards for general education courses in critical thinking, and
Whereas community college faculty need information and dialogue in order to reasonably cooperate with our intersegmental colleagues, and effectively serve our students and communities, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage faculty to revise those courses which meet general education requirements to make them more culturally inclusive, wherever appropriate.
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the University of California and the California State University systems to accept community college courses with a cross cultural focus as fulfilling the emerging cultural diversity requirements for the baccalaureate.