Ensuring the Integrity of Credit by Exam Processes

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
09.05
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Title 5 55050 Credit by Examination establishes the following: (a) The governing board of each community college district shall adopt and publish policies and procedures pertaining to credit by examination in accordance with the provisions of this section;

(b) The governing board may grant credit to any student who satisfactorily passes an examination approved or conducted by proper authorities of the college. Such credit may be granted only to a student who is registered at the college and in good standing and only for a course listed in the catalog of the community college; and

(c) The nature and content of the examination shall be determined solely by faculty in the discipline who normally teach the course for which credit is to be granted; Whereas, Resolution 9.07 F07 encourages "credit faculty to consider developing credit by exam options for credit courses that have noncredit equivalents"; and

Whereas, Credit by examination processes must be developed and evaluated by the appropriate discipline faculty;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges assert the right of discipline faculty to establish the content of credit by examination processes, including the use of exams administered at high schools and assessments based on portfolios; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges research and share effective practices for credit by exam processes with local senates.

Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Assert the right of discipline faculty to establish the content of credit by examination processes, including the use of exams administered at high schools and assessments based on portfolios. Research and share effective practices for credit by exam processes with local senates.
Status Report: 

This work has been followed up by other committee work from SB 70 and articulation.