Include Credit English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses Equivalent to Transfer-Level English in the Student Centered Funding Formula

Fall
2019
Resolution Number: 
05.04
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Category: 
Budget and Finance

Whereas, Memo AA 18-41 [1] (July 20, 2018) jointly issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) strongly encouraged colleges to “[e]xplore credit ESL pathways to transfer-level English that allow for credit ESL faculty to … create a credit ESL course that is the equivalent of transfer-level English” and Memo AA 19-20 [2] (April 18, 2019) jointly issued by the CCCCO and ASCCC likewise strongly encouraged colleges to explore the “[c]reation of a credit ESL course that is the equivalent of transfer-level English”;

Whereas, The Student Centered Funding Formula describes the calculations for the student success allocation concerning completion of “Transfer Level English and Mathematics” to count “[w]here Course-TOP code for English has CB03 equal to 150100 or 152000”;

Whereas, The Student Success Allocation Measures as currently configured as of October 2019 exclude completion of credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses which are coded with a CB03 ESL TOP code but are equivalent to transfer-level English courses; and

Whereas, The inclusion of the credit ESL equivalent to transfer-level English is not an addition to the Student Success Allocation Measures, but rather it is a correction of an omission within the existing student success calculation;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to recognize the successful completion of an ESL transfer-level composition course as equivalent to the successful completion of transfer-level English composition in various state metrics such as the Student Success Allocation Measures and the Student Success Metrics.

MSR: Referred to the Executive Committee to research conflicts within and report back to the body and take appropriate action by spring of 2020.


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