Associate Degree Equivalency Guidelines

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
10.11
Contact: 
Category: 
Disciplines List
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Many California Community Colleges struggle with determining equivalencies to the associate degree;

Whereas, Single course equivalency, eminence, equivalence to coursework, and other equivalency issues are serious and consistent problems for faculty across the state; and

Whereas, In the absence of established policies, faculty are often forced to defend decisions about equivalency without clearly defined guidelines;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges produce a process of consultation similar to the biannual disciplines proposal process leading to guidelines for locally establishing standards with suitable criteria for determining equivalencies to the associate degree; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges present proposed guidelines for locally establishing standards with suitable criteria for determining equivalencies, including model practices, at a breakout by the Fall 2013 Plenary Session.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Chancellor’s Office

Status Report: 

Rostrum article addressing this resolution was published in April 2013. The article is called Got Associate Degree Equivalency Guidelines? And can be found at http://asccc.org/content/got-associate-degree-equivalency-guidelines.