Adding Culturally Responsive Curriculum, Equity Mindedness and Anti-Racism to Course Outline of Record (COR) Requirements in Title 5

Fall
2021
Resolution Number: 
09.01
Contact: 
Category: 
Curriculum

Whereas, The Course Outline of Record (COR) is at the center of local curricular process [1]; its required elements have been outlined in California Code of Regulations Title 5 including Section 55002 and the application of those requirements is detailed in the Program for Course and Approval Handbook (PCAH);

Whereas the elements of the COR need to be integrated so each reinforces the purpose of the other elements and obvious relationships should be built between course objectives, methods of instruction, assignments, and methods of evaluation;

Whereas, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) through its Call to Action [2] calls for campuses to “create an action plan to create inclusive classrooms and anti-racism curriculum,” including calling for faculty to “evaluate all courses for diversity of representation and culturally-relevant content”; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) through its mission, planning documents, webinars, and events have committed to promoting culturally responsive curriculum in the California Community College system including Resolution 3.04 Spring 2020 [3] which directs the ASCCC to “develop resources identifying effective practices for anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive instructional strategies”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to revise California Code of Regulations Title 5 including section 55002 titled “Standards and Criteria for Courses” to include a component of culturally responsive curriculum, equity mindedness and anti-racism integrated into the COR that allows for local control on how that requirement is fulfilled; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to include in future publications, webinars, and other resources guidance and multiple examples of how to infuse cultural responsiveness, equity mindedness and anti-racism in the COR.

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1. https://www.asccc.org/sites/default/files/COR_0.pdf
2. https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/Files/Communications/dear-ca...
3. https://www.asccc.org/resolutions/develop-resources-effective-practices-...