Whereas, A significant number of associate degrees awarded in the California Community College System are in vocational disciplines;
Whereas, Vocational faculty recognize that completion of a general education program of study leads to the development of critical thinking skills and SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) competencies; and
Whereas, Research has demonstrated that students in all segments of California higher education lack sufficient basic skills for college-level work;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with local senates, curriculum committees, and through Academic Senate institutes to facilitate the collaboration of all faculty to provide students with the support and alternative practical application courses needed to achieve the higher requirements for the associate degree. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The relationship between CTE and basic skills needs has been completely reframed since this resolution was adopted.