Whereas, The new accreditation standards require that colleges incorporate measurable student learning outcomes at the course, program and institutional level; and
Whereas, Curriculum, degree and program requirements, grading policies and student preparation and success are academic and professional matters, wherein local academic senates have primacy;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to pass resolutions directing appropriate standing committees, in cooperation with their accreditation liaisons, to develop recommended guidelines for defining, identifying and assessing all measurable student learning outcomes; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local academic senates to direct these groups to report their recommended guidelines to their local academic senates for review and approval.
Accred Paper adopted at Spring 05 Plenary. This was added to talking points and Handout.