Definitions of Course Level

Fall
2003
Resolution Number: 
09.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Many discussions of current curricular topics involve course-level discussions using terms such as "basic skills", "pre-collegiate", and "college-level";

Whereas, Such discussions are often hampered by the fact that understanding of these terms differs among individuals, community colleges, and systems of higher education; and

Whereas, A common understanding of such terms is necessary for productive discussion of curricular topics;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop definitions for commonly used terms for designating course level, such as "basic skills," "pre-collegiate basic skills," and "college-level," that can be used throughout the system; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges offer a breakout session at the Spring 2004 Plenary Session to begin exploration of the issues involved in the establishment of such definitions.

Status Report: 

Completed as far as practicable with presentation of breakout F03 and publication of Rostrum article.