Adopt the Paper Awarding Credit Where Credit is due: Effective Practices for the Implementation of Credit by Exam

Spring
2014
Resolution Number: 
14.01
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Grading
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, Academic Senate Resolution 9.05 F08[1] called for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) to “assert the right of discipline faculty to establish the content of credit by exam processes, . . . .” and “research and share effective practices for credit by exam processes with local senates”;

Whereas, Academic Senate Resolution 9.08 F10[2] called for the ASCCC to “develop and disseminate information to local academic senates regarding effective practices for using credit by exam to recognize learning gained through alternative mechanism,” to “encourage local academic senates to ensure that students are aware of the existing mechanisms for earning credit through exam processes,” and to “recommend that local academic senates consider the needs of their local communities and strive to ensure that all appropriate exam opportunities are available”; and

Whereas, The paper Awarding Credit Where Credit is Due:  Effective Practices for the Implementation of Credit by Exam asserts the right of discipline faculty to establish the content of credit by exam processes, shares effective practices for implementing credit by exam processes with local senates, offers effective practices for using credit by exam, including ways to ensure that students are aware of mechanisms for earning credit by exam, while encouraging local senates to consider the needs of their local communities;

Resolved, That the Academic Senates for California Community Colleges adopt the paper Awarding Credit Where Credit is Due:  Effective Practices for the Implementation of Credit by Exam.

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[1] The full text of resolution 9.05 F08 is found at http://asccc.org/resolutions/ensuring-integrity-credit-exam-processes

[2] The full text of resolution 9.08 F10 is found at http://asccc.org/resolutions/credit-exam-processes