Asserting Faculty Primacy in Teaching Modality

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Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is empowered by Title 5 §53206 with regard to representing local academic senates from California community colleges statewide in the formation of state policies on academic and professional matters;

Whereas, Local academic senates at California community colleges are organizations whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters (Title 5, §53200);

Whereas, Historically, faculty at California community colleges have determined when development of online versions of curriculum meets the pedagogical standards of course content and is supportive of student success; and,

Whereas, Modality of content delivery, whether face-to-face, partially online, synchronous online, or asynchronous online, is directly connected to the faculty purview established under Title 5 §53200, particularly curriculum and instruction development, pedagogical and andragogical preparation, and student success;

Resolved, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert that, under Title 5 §53200, the modality in which a course is offered is firmly within faculty purview.