Noncredit Accountability Measures

Spring
2008
Resolution Number: 
13.01
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The need for noncredit accountability measures is increasing, especially for the new instructional category of Career Development and College Preparation;

Whereas, Noncredit accountability measures of student and program success in the community colleges can provide valuable information in order to evaluate educational effectiveness, learning outcomes, and build on successful strategies;

Whereas, Noncredit accountability measures that do not effectively or appropriately measure student success will not produce information with which to evaluate educational effectiveness or learning outcomes and will not provide accurate information with which to make fiscal decisions; and

Whereas, Noncredit accountability measures may need to have some of those measures structured differently from those in credit instruction due to the complex differences in the noncredit instructional delivery system, open entry/open exit, the nature of noncredit student goals, and the multiple definitions of noncredit student success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges (ARCC), the System Office, and other appropriate committees, organizations, and agencies to develop appropriate noncredit accountability measures that demonstrate the multiple and complex measures of student success in noncredit instruction. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Work with the Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges (ARCC), the System Office, and other appropriate committees, organizations, and agencies to develop appropriate noncredit accountability measures.
Recommendation: 
Noncredit Committee should continue to provide input to ASCCC representatives involved in accountability discussions.
Status Report: 

This resolution has been addressed at plenary breakouts and is being addressed through the APG taskforce on Assessment, the EAP committee and SACC's work on prerequisites. The work with the American Diploma project and discussion with the EAP as a college readiness test have been completed. EAP is currently supported by the ASCCC as a multiple measure allowing placement in college level math and English without further placement testing. The latest taskforce and faculty work on CCC Assess complete the main concern of this resolution which was to research a common state assessment.