Evaluation and Certification of Coursework from Home Schools

Fall
2017
Resolution Number
07.03
 
Contact
John Freytag
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
Category
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status
In Progress

Whereas, A California community college was recently ordered by a superior court judge to certify and accept a high school language course from an unaccredited home school for Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) purposes;

Whereas, A California Department of Education registration number does not ensure the quality of instruction at a registered, unaccredited home school, and it is increasingly difficult to verify the authenticity of transcripts submitted for evaluation from unaccredited home schools;

Whereas, The fiscal and personnel impacts of asking discipline faculty to evaluate coursework, textbooks, curriculum, contact hours and other elements for each course from unaccredited home schools for certification are unclear; and

Whereas, General education requirements are established by California community college districts in accordance to Title 5 §55063 as well as agreements with University of California, California State University, and other transfer institutions, and a court injunction ordering a college to accept and certify work from an unaccredited home school has overruled local judgment based on faculty expertise;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to explore a process and guidelines for college evaluation and/or certification of coursework from home schools.

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