Whereas a responsible California community college system is responding to increasing public demand (i.e., welfare reform) for delivery of instruction in alternative formats by developing new courses and/or changing the format of existing courses in alternative formats, and
Whereas the delivery of such courses will have a variety of modes of delivery, length, and format, and
Whereas any new courses or major changes in existing courses must go through the college curriculum committees,
Resolved that the Academic Senate recommend to local senates that any new courses or modifications in existing courses (whether such proposed courses be in response to welfare reform or other causes), be they short courses, open entrance/open exit courses, or courses with alternative modes of delivery, be approved by the college curriculum committee before such courses can be offered by the college.
(See related Resolution 9.05 S97)
Letters to local senates presidents and curriculum chairs were sent to reinforce these issues.