Whereas, Many colleges have opened extensions and state-recognized centers, and some of these centers will eventually evolve into separate colleges;
Whereas, Extensions and centers develop their own identities in the normal course of their faculty fulfilling their academic and professional responsibilities, such as writing curriculum; and
Whereas, Students who take courses both at the extension/center and at the main site are well served when the entire college has a coherent set of curriculum, etc.;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research and disseminate practices and models in curriculum and governance for the relationship between sites, centers, and colleges, in particular how to balance the academic and professional voice of off-site faculty with the college's need for coherence.MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Addressed in a breakout at Fall 2006 Plenary Session.