Whereas, Curriculum, program development, and standards regarding student success are areas of faculty primacy under Title 5 §53200;
Whereas, The timeframe in which courses and programs are offered is a curricular issue, and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has resolutions that support the importance of the timeframe of courses and the impact on student success and retention;
Whereas, Student success should be the focus in the curricular process and not the time to completion; and
Whereas, There is current legislation that proposes that the Chancellor’s Office create a program model for nursing that can be completed in less than 18 months and that the Chancellor’s Office will choose the five colleges to implement this proposal;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose legislation that allows the Chancellor’s Office to develop program models and decide which colleges will offer an accelerated curricular program; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm with the Legislature the importance of Title 5 §53200 and its assurance that faculty have primacy over program development, curriculum, standards regarding student success, and the timeframe for courses and programs.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Chancellor’s Office, Consultation Council
This resolution establishes a position of the Senate that will be communicated with constituent groups as necessary.