International Baccalaureate

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
09.09
Contact: 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Increasing numbers of high schools are offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) program as an alternative to traditional high school diploma programs; and

Whereas, California's public postsecondary segments have not fully developed consistent policies regarding IB courses taken as they apply to such areas as A-G considerations, applicability to general education, or satisfaction of prerequisites for college courses, nor is there consistency as to whether or how successful completion of these courses may be awarded course, unit, or elective credits;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the implications of the International Baccalaureate for prospective community college students; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges share its findings with the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) and urge the Academic Senates of the University of California and the California State Universities to make explicit and accessible all of their systemwide and local policies or determinations of equivalency. MSC Disposition: ICAS, Local Senates

Summary: 
Research the implications of the International Baccalaureate for prospective community college students, share the findings with ICAS, and urge the Academic Senates of the UC and CSU to make explicit and accessible all of their systemwide and local policies or determinations of equivalency.
Recommendation: 
Focus on GE rather than major prep
Status Report: 

TAC sponsored SP10 9.01 "International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Applicability to Associate Degree General Education Requirements. Replaced by SP10 9.01, which was assigned to Ed Policies.