Program Discontinuance and Academic Integrity of Programs

Spring
2003
Resolution Number: 
09.04
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Colleges have proposed discontinuing programs for purely budgetary reasons and without consultation with their local academic senates;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to develop policies and processes through consultation for eliminating or substantially changing educational programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local academic senates to support the position that only sound academic criteria, established through a consultative process, be used for eliminating or substantially changing educational programs; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that any decision to terminate an instructional program occur only after the college has conducted a systematic review of the program in question according to a program discontinuance process that has been developed in consultation with the local academic senate.

Status Report: 

President's Updates, Rostrum articles and technical assistance urge review/creation; worked with CCCAOE to disseminate survey on status of local discontinuance policies; breakouts at institutes and session address issue as well.