Add/Drop Deadlines

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
13.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, California community colleges have a wide variety of add and drop deadlines; and

Whereas, No investigation or literature review has been conducted by the Academic Senate to determine the potential effects of late add, early drop, and late drop deadlines on student success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the existing literature and effective practices about add and drop deadlines in community colleges nationally and, if feasible, collect appropriate California community college data to identify effective practices with respect to add and drop deadlines;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges report its findings by the Fall 2009 Plenary Session; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend a position about add and drop deadlines.

Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
An attempt to find existing literature was not successful. Committee discussion of this issue in 2010 thought colleges should work harder to identify reasons for drops (since colleges are often blamed for factors out of their AND student control. Some exec members thought meaningful data would be impossible to obtain.
Recommendation: 
A survey will likely be distributed. A breakout planned for fall.
Status Report: 

The 2011-2012 Committee recommends that this be deemed Infeasible.