California State University Remedial Policy Commendation

Fall
1996
Resolution Number: 
15.01
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Intersegmental Issues
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the California State University Trustees proposed the elimination of remedial education at the CSU despite the fact that based on the CSU placement tests, an overwhelming majority of the State's CSU eligible students (top 1/3) are in need of at least one of the remedial education courses in English or mathematics, and

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges prepared a paper identifying the issues and implications of such a policy complete with recommendations, and

Whereas representatives of the CSU Academic Senate indicated that the written deliberations of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges provided valuable perspective and supported their work in modifying the proposal to maintain CSU responsibility to the master plan by decreasing the need for remedial education instead of eliminating remedial education courses at the CSU;


Resolved that the Academic Senate commend our California State University faculty colleagues for their respect for and receptivity to our advice, observations, and insights on the proposed CSU remediation policy and for their work in influencing the modification of the proposal, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California community Colleges commend the CSU Board of Trustees for demonstrating a respect for the faculty expertise and role in the academy by relying primarily upon the advice of the California State University Academic Senate on this academic issue, thereby maintaining the academic integrity of the educational programs and services of the California State University System.