Whereas California community colleges must respond to the needs of a changing student body population, and
Whereas because of welfare reform, many students will have increasingly limited time to attend traditionally scheduled and offered classes, and
Whereas the need to develop alternative approaches to the delivery of education is of paramount concern to faculty, and
Whereas alternative educational institutions such as National University, other private institutions, and the virtual university are competing for our students,
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to develop a model for dealing with curricular review of changing modes of delivery and methods of instruction, i.e. new class size, new hours of instruction, new electronic ways of delivering instruction, and ways of packaging courses, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local senates to develop a faculty-driven process, in consultation with their local curriculum committee, by which curricular decisions are made concerning new modes of offering, teaching, and packaging courses, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to develop minimum standards for faculty equipment, faculty training, and faculty support for purposes of technology mediated instruction.
The document entitled "Guidelines on Minimum Standards for College Technology" was adopted at Spring 2000 plenary session. The adoption resolution also recommended its incorporation into aspects of the Technology II plan. Other related issues were covered in the Educational Policies Fall 1999 paper "Academic Freedom, Privacy, Copyright and Fair Use in a Technological World" and Spring 2000 paper "Technology in Education: A Summary of Practical Policy and Workload Language."