Whereas all noncredit courses must currently be approved by the Chancellor's Office in addition to the local review and approval process, and
Whereas no Title 5 Regulation provisions currently exist to establish noncredit programs, and
Whereas the importance of serving students through noncredit programs has been growing in addressing the educational needs of California Work for Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) recipients, the immigrant population, and many others,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Board of Governors to authorize that noncredit courses and programs be reviewed and approved following the local curriculum process and without the need for the Chancellor's Office approval.
The Program and Course Approval Handbook is being updated with an added emphasis on proper processes for approval of noncredit courses and programs. Title 5 Regulations were approved to define noncredit programs and to waive the requirement for separate approval of noncredit courses in an approved program.