Whereas, Many programs have labs that are critical to support the active learning of their students;
Whereas, Many times these students are required to use hazardous materials and dangerous equipment that create safety issues; and
Whereas, Budget and enrollment concerns may result in pressure to exceed existing course size limits;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges caution local faculty, curriculum committees and administrators that there can be a dangerous effect on student safety and an adverse effect on learning when class size is increased beyond the pedagogically sound limits set by discipline faculty. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
This issue was addressed in the revised enrollment management paper--http://asccc.org/sites/default/files/ClassCapsS12.pdf.