Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is considering resolutions to raise the associate degree minimum requirements in English and mathematics; and
Whereas, The Executive Committee framing document Issues and Options for Associate Degree Levels in Mathematics and English includes considerable discussion of alternative course content;
Resolved, That, in the event of a recommendation to raise associate degree minimum requirements in English and/or mathematics, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work with their faculty and their curriculum committees to develop alternative courses at the appropriate level, as needed; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to work with their administrations to provide adequate counseling, learning resources and support services to ensure that the new requirements do not become barriers to student success.
Urged in Rostrum articles and Updates prior to 2005 Spring Plenary vote. Will continue to be addressed in coming years. We have talked about this many times but I do not think we have done enough.