Ensuring Accurate Information in the California Virtual Campus Catalog

Fall
2015
Resolution Number: 
07.03
Contact: 
Category: 
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, The California Virtual Campus (CVC)[1], which is operated by the California Community Colleges Technology Center, maintains a catalog that is intended to be a resource used by students to identify the distance education classes that meet their particular educational goals, including identifying courses that fulfill their degree-completion needs;

Whereas, Elements of the CVC catalog are misleading due to over-simplified statements regarding Associate Degrees for Transfer and the recognition of any course included anywhere in such degrees as an Associate Degree for Transfer course when such courses may not actually be articulated with a UC or CSU and as a consequence may have no value upon transfer;

Whereas, Any information provided to students by the CVC on its website about courses and educational programs on behalf of the participant colleges must be clear and accurate in order to ensure that students are able to make the best choices possible in achieving their educational goals; and

Whereas, The integration of data related to Associate Degrees for Transfer into the CVC was made without any consultation with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, which is on record expressing its concerns with efforts like the CVC moving forward absent appropriate consultation[2];

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to immediately establish a work group charged with reviewing, updating, and correcting as needed the CVC catalog; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to identify and charge a responsible party with the ongoing task of reviewing and updating the information in the CVC catalog to ensure that students receive the correct information needed to make properly informed decisions when choosing courses.

MSC


[1] Go to https://cvc.edu for more information about the CVC

Status Report: 

Concerns were brought to OEI Management team regarding inaccuracies, and they are being addressed. 2017 - 18: The committee chair to provide more detailed information about how this resolution is being addressed including a timeline.