Resolution Number
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
General Concerns
Status Report

The paper, The Role of Noncredit in the California Community Colleges was adopted S06.

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