Whereas, Faculty develop curriculum designed to best serve the educational needs of students and fully intend to offer the courses necessary for students to expeditiously meet their educational goals;
Whereas, Community colleges strive to develop class schedules that allow students to complete basic skills classes, obtain degrees and certificates, and transfer to four-year universities, all within a timely manner;
Whereas, Despite their best intentions, it is often difficult for colleges to offer necessary courses within the timeframe needed for students to complete their educational goals due to minimum class enrollment policies or the high cost of the course; and
Whereas, Colleges are constantly striving to better meet the needs of students and coordination among colleges on course scheduling may ensure that courses that are not frequently scheduled at one college due to historical low enrollments or high costs, may be offered at one or more neighboring colleges thus providing students with additional opportunities to complete their educational goals;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the feasibility of and suggest possible strategies and effective practices for regional coordination of course offerings among colleges to improve course availability for students and report the findings at the Fall 2014 Plenary Session.
Update 6/25/2015: Survey drafted and awaiting approval. Next year's committee can draft Rostrum and hold breakout.
This resolution addresses one of the Workforce for Jobs, the Economy and a Strong Workforce recommendation. A survey was distributed to the field in Fall 2015, and the survey results have been passed to the 2016-2017 Curriculum Committee for review. 5C is revisiting the draft collaborative programs guidelines that were originally drafted in Fall 2014. North Far North looked at potential regional offerings and it will be a topic of discussion at the local curriculum workshops. 2017 - 18: This resolution was re-assigned to C-ID. MCW will discuss how best to address this resolution.