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Humanities Instruction in the California Community College: Renewing Our Commitment

Since most students take humanities courses during the first two years of college, the community colleges have a particular responsibility in examining and strengthening the role of the humanities in the curriculum. Guidance is needed for our large number of undecided students "shopping" for courses to take, and a coherent humanities component is needed for our many liberal arts majors.

High Schools: Improving Articulation between High Schools and Community Colleges: Activities and Incentives

This paper addresses articulation with high schools. It considers the philosophical basis for such articulation, discusses current programs, recommends activities which academic senates can undertake in concert with college administration, considers incentives which institutions can offer their faculty to encourage participation, and discusses activities in which individual faculty may engage. Finally, this paper briefly cites some exemplary programs.

Affirmative Action Guidelines

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges unequivocally declares its total commitment to Affirmative Action program in the community colleges. In support of this position, the Academic Senate at its Fall Conference in 1986 passed a resolution that the Educational Policies Committee of the Senate be directed to draft a set of Affirmative Action Guidelines for the use of faculty in the California Community Colleges.

Role of Faculty in the Curriculum Process

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has adopted regulations establishing distinct sets of standards for courses which may or may not be applied for credit toward the associate degree. In addition, the Board of Governors is now requiring that noncredit courses be approved through the same local curriculum review and approval process as that required for credit courses. The revised regulations, which will appear as changes in Title 5, Part Vl of the California Administrative Code, include as new section 55002.

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