Adoption of Statement on Competencies in the Natural Sciences

Fall
2015
Resolution Number: 
15.01
Contact: 
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Category: 
Intersegmental Issues
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, On September 4, 2013, the California State Board of Education adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as the new standards for scientific instruction for all K-12 students in California;

Whereas, The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) originally published the Statement on Natural Science Expected of Entering Freshmen in 1988 and had not updated the documents since its initial adoption;

Whereas, ICAS appointed science faculty representing the California community colleges, the California State University, and the University of California to review and update the Statement on Natural Science Expected of Entering Freshmen to reflect the newly adopted California Science Standards; and

Whereas, The Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) has reviewed the Statement on Competencies in the Natural Sciences and approved sending it forward to the Academic Senates of the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California at its meeting on September 25, 2015;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) Statement on Competencies in the Natural Sciences.

Status Report: 

As I recall, ICAS has adopted this document and it is finished.