Develop Descriptors for Alternative Prerequisites for Statistics

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Whereas, The University of California and California State University systems have indicated their willingness to grant credit for math courses that have a prerequisite other than intermediate algebra as evidenced by recent communication from their Chancellor’s Office to Articulation Officers;

Whereas, Many community colleges have introduced statistics pathways that permit such prerequisites;

Whereas, It would be beneficial to clearly define these prerequisites if alternatives to intermediate algebra are to be recognized as appropriate prerequisites within the CCC system for transfer-level courses; and

Whereas, The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) has initiated work on basic skills descriptors for math courses;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convene the Math C-ID Faculty Discipline Review Groups (FDRG) to consider alternative prerequisites for C-ID Math 110, Introduction to Statistics; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convene the Math Basic Skills FDRG to initiate development of descriptors for alternative  prerequisites for statistics. 


Status Report: 

The Math FDRG originally planned to develop an alternative statistics descriptor to the existing Math 110. After their meeting, they decided to modify the existing prerequisite on Math 110 to allow for alternative pathways prerequisites. The desciptor has been finalized. The Business Administration FDRG conducted a content review and has agreed to include language on the TMC to require intermediate algebra competency as preparation for the major. The CSU identified 7 disciplines that may require intermediate algebra, and is conducting a content review to determine the implications of the changes to C-ID Math 110. 2017 - 18: Pending CSUs content review, the TMCs may be modified to include intermediate algebra or not. The majors are: Administration of Justice, Agriculture Animal Sciences, Agriculture Business, Agriculture Plant Science, Business Administration, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Public Health Science