Development of Noncredit Resources and Inclusion into ASCCC Strategic Planning

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Executive Committee
Noncredit, Pre-Transfer, & Continuing Education Committee
Academic Senate
Assigned To: 1st Resolved: Executive Committee
2nd Resolved: Noncredit, Pretransfer, and Continuing Education Committee

Whereas, Noncredit instruction serves as an integral part of current and future student success for the more than 114,000 noncredit students in the California Community Colleges [1] and is foundational to current inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and accessibility efforts;

Whereas, Resolution S18 7.03 [2] asked for noncredit education to be included in statewide initiatives and all local planning and Resolution F20 13.02 [3] called for equitable noncredit distance education attendance procedures; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has supported nine recommendations to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and six recommendations to local academic senates in the paper Noncredit Instruction: Opportunity and Challenge,[4]  updated in 2019, as a call to ensure equitable funding, services, and programming for noncredit student populations;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) support the future of noncredit education through advocacy by including clear strategic outcomes and measurable goals into the ASCCC’s strategic plan; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a toolkit or resources to educate and encourage local academic senates to incorporate noncredit education as a component of college program offerings and student support services.


[1] California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Management Information Systems Datamart. Education Status Summary Report Spring 2022 Noncredit Student Count. Retrieved September 6, 2022, from
[2] Resolution S18 7.03 Including Noncredit in All Student Success Statewide Initiatives:
[3] Resolution F20 13.02 Noncredit Distance Education Attendance Collection Procedures for Open-Entry/Exit Courses:
[4] Noncredit Instruction: Opportunity and Challenge (2019):