Academic Senate for the California Online Community College

Fall
2018
Resolution Number: 
01.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Academic Senate

Whereas, The California 2018-2019 Budget created the California Online Community College, with immediate objectives to “Develop at least three program pathways by July 1, 2019, and enroll students by the last quarter of 2019”;[1]

Whereas, “The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has been designated as the California Online Community College Board of Trustees” and has directed action to exercise jurisdiction over “Policies for and approval of courses of instruction and educational programs” and “Procedures . . . to ensure the right of the college’s academic senate to make recommendations in the areas of curriculum and academic standards”[2]  though the California Online Community College has not yet established an academic senate; 

Whereas, The California Education Code §70901(b)(5)(B) reads, “The board of governors may enter into a direct contract with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges for the purpose of supporting statewide initiatives, projects, and programs within the purview of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges”;[3] and

Whereas, Title 5 §53200 states that curriculum and program development are academic and professional matters;[4]

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the California Online Community College District Board of Trustees that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is the academic senate of the California Online Community College until such a time that faculty of the California Online Community College establishes an academic senate.

Acclamation