Correct Coding for Non-degree Applicable Basic Skills (referred to by MIS as CB08**) versus Degree Applicable Courses

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
09.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Working with the Chancellor's Office Management Information Systems (MIS) codes for Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges (ARCC) Report has revealed inaccuracies due to lack of curricular input from faculty on basic skills course progression;

Whereas, Some colleges have miscoded basic skills courses as degree applicable, a practice which does not comply with Title 5 Regulations; and

Whereas, Pilot analysis has shown that recoding these courses consistent with Title 5 Regulations and faculty input on curricular levels will alter either basic skills success rates or college level success rates published for each college;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with California community college partners, such as the Chancellor's Office, the Chief Instructional Officers, the Chief Student Services Officers, and matriculation professionals, to clarify and correct coding consistent with discipline faculty expertise and with Title 5 regulations regarding basic skills courses and courses eligible for transfer, certificates, and degrees.

** Coding courses as either degree applicable or basic skills courses is known as CB 08 coding

MSC Disposition: Statewide organization for the CIOs and CSSOs, Research and Planning Group, Chancellor's Office, Local Senates

Summary: 
Work with California community college partners, such as the Chancellor's Office, the Chief Instructional Officers, the Chief Student Services Officers, and matriculation professionals, to clarify and correct coding consistent with discipline faculty expertise and with Title 5 regulations regarding basic skills courses and courses eligible for transfer, certificates, and degrees.
Recommendation: 
Note: The president will keep Basic Skills and APG on Assessment representatives involved.
Status Report: 

The Senate appointed faculty representatives to work with the Chancellor's Office to respond to this resolution. The CB coding project has been completed and the faculty voice was key to informing the conversations.