Eliminate Repeatability for “Activity” Courses

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A change was made to Title 5 regulations.

Whereas, Title 5 §55041 describes the types of courses that may be repeatable, including the often misunderstood “activity” course (§55041(c) (2) (B)), and the concept of repeatable courses is confusing and is often incorrectly applied at many colleges;

Whereas, Students should be encouraged to progress to more challenging levels of course content, and faculty can develop sequences of courses with beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels where students can demonstrate their proficiency at more advanced levels of a body of knowledge; and

Whereas, The data on repeatable courses show that students complete these courses in diminishing numbers over multiple opportunities, demonstrating that while opportunities exist for students to repeat "activity" courses several times, students do not avail themselves of these options;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend a change to Title 5 regulations that eliminates the category of “activity” courses in Title 5 §55041(c) (2) (B) and defines repeatability for specific disciplines.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Chancellor’s Office, Consultation Council