Whereas, Guidelines for AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) implementation were disseminated to the California community colleges on July, 10, 2018, and changes to Title 5 regulations for compliance with AB 705 (Irwin, 2018) are expected no earlier than January 2019;
Whereas, Professional development opportunities regarding AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) are planned throughout fall 2018;
Whereas, Colleges must fully implement AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) by fall 2019, while many colleges have curriculum submission deadlines in September 2018 for courses to be offered in fall 2019, and more time may be needed in order for faculty to design innovative curriculum options in response to AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) and to meet the needs of diverse student populations; and
Whereas, The University of California and the California State University recently announced that they have extended the deadline for courses specifically related to the implementation of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) in the areas of mathematics/quantitative reasoning and English composition/written communication for the University of California Transfer Course Agreement (UCTCA) until November 15, 2018, and for the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) and CSU General Education Breadth to March 1, 2019;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local curriculum committees to be flexible with curriculum submission deadlines within the constraints dictated by regulations and accreditation standards in order to comply with AB 705 (Irwin, 2017); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to work with their administrations and governing boards to provide adequate resources to support flexible catalog and scheduling deadlines.