Fall 2022: A lower division baccalaureate degree general education pathway was vetted over fall 2022, and is now currently being voted on for the 2022 Fall Plenary Session resolutions packet.
Whereas, AB 927 (Medina, 2021) expands baccalaureate degree programs in the California Community Colleges;
Whereas, Applicants to California community college baccalaureate degree programs currently must complete the CSU General Education Breadth pattern or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, both of which may soon be obsolete given the AB 928 (Berman, 2021) mandate to “establish a singular lower division general education pathway that meets the academic requirements necessary for admission to the California State University and the University of California” for implementation by fall 2025 and that the pathway “be the only lower division general education pathway used to determine eligibility and sufficient academic preparation for transfer into both segments”; and
Whereas, The scope and purpose of baccalaureate degrees differ between the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, and specifics for lower division general education preparation differs based on those scopes and purposes;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to develop a lower division general education pathway specific to California community college baccalaureate degree programs for approval by Spring 2023 and system-wide implementation by fall 2024.