Whereas, Many faculty and academic senate leaders may be unfamiliar with non-credit courses and programs at their colleges, in their districts, and in the California Community College System;
Whereas, Over 800,000 students enroll in noncredit courses and programs every year, and noncredit courses and programs provide a demonstrated gateway to enrollment in credit programs, entry or re-entry into the job market, and critical life skills;
Whereas, Noncredit programs offer courses central to the mission of California Community Colleges; and
Whereas, Academic senate leaders need to be well-informed about noncredit programs and courses in order to make informed decisions about proposals related to noncredit funding, course alignment, articulation with credit programs, and quality standards;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reaffirm the vital function that noncredit programs and courses play within the mission of the California Community Colleges; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges produce a paper on the status of and current issues concerning noncredit courses and programs within the California Community College System. MSCDisposition: Local Senates
The paper, The Role of Noncredit in the California Community Colleges was adopted S06.