Whereas, Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum (IMPAC) has proven to be a successful project, providing intersegmental discussions of curriculum by disciplines;
Whereas, An unexpected benefit of the IMPAC meetings has been to provide opportunities for CSU department chairs from across the state to plan their meetings to coincide with IMPAC meetings;
Whereas, Many disciplines in California community colleges do not have organized, statewide discipline chair groups to benefit from similar discussions who can meet alone and with CSU chairs; and
Whereas, It would be beneficial to the California community colleges to have similar statewide discipline representative groups;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research ways to organize chairs or their designees from California community colleges who can conduct statewide discipline meetings to promote intersegmental dialogue on statewide curricular issues as do IMPAC and Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges report its findings at a future plenary session. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The use of Faculty Discipline Review Groups through IMPAC and the proposed course numbering project responds to this resolution.