2017

Disciplines List – Public Safety

Whereas, Oral and written testimony given through the consultation process used for the review of minimum qualifications for faculty in the California community colleges, known as the “Disciplines List,” supported the following addition of the Public Safety discipline:

Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, or an associate’s degree and six years of professional experience; and

Addressing the Needs of Students Impacted by the Changes to Course Repetition

Whereas, The 2012 changes to Title 5 Regulations regarding course repetition limited the ability of some colleges to address the needs of their lifelong learning student populations as well as other students in various disciplines and situations;

Whereas, Lifelong learning courses for the purposes of adult education and community service remain an aspect of the mission of the California community colleges per Education Code § 66010.4[1];

Adopt the Revised Paper The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide

Whereas, Resolution 9.06 S14 directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to “update The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide to more accurately reflect the current curriculum processes, guidelines, and requirements and present it for adoption at the Spring 2016 Plenary Session.”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper The Course Outline of Record:  A Curriculum Reference Guide and disseminate the paper to local senates and curriculum committees upon its adoption.

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Accessing Data on LGBT-Identified Students from the CCCApply

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed resolution 7.01 F15 “LGBT MIS Data Collection and Dissemination” calling for the Chancellor’s Office to “regularly disseminate data collected on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, per AB 620 (Block, 2011) requirements, to local community colleges to better serve LGBT students and to do so in a safe and secure manner in acknowledgement of the sensitive nature of the data;”

CCCApply and Adult Education Schools

Whereas, The California Community Colleges System uses a common application tool known as CCCApply which serves all new students applying to the colleges;

Whereas, CCCApply has capability to indicate the high school(s) that prospective students have attended which facilitates data collection that is used in increasing student success statewide;

Online Training for College Staff to Support Formerly Incarcerated Students

Whereas, The Student Mental Health Program, a partnership between the Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, offers online training courses that simulate interactions in real situations between students and staff for any community college employee or student in order to improve the mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities;

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