Proportional Audit Fee Increases

Fall
2011
Resolution Number: 
06.02
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
State and Legislative Issues
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, California Education Code §76370 states,

  1. If a fee for auditing is charged, it shall not exceed fifteen dollars ($15) per unit per semester [boards may charge fees proportionally for quarter system courses, summer, intersessions or short term classes].
  2. Students enrolled in classes to receive credit for 10 or more semester credit units shall not be charged a fee to audit three or fewer semester units per semester.
  3. No student auditing a course shall be permitted to change his or her enrollment in that course to receive credit for the course.
  4. Priority in class enrollment shall be given to students desiring to take the course for credit towards degree or certificate.
  5. Classroom attendance of students auditing a course shall not be included in computing the apportionment due a community college district;

 

Whereas, Discussions of repeatable courses, maintaining access, and alternative curricular solutions to student success have provided reasons why this section of Education Code should be carefully revised; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate has taken positions over the years opposing fees for students, but as fees continue to rise, the California Community College System needs an audit fee structure that is proportional to regular student fees;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend a change to California Education Code §76370 to make the fee for auditing courses proportionally greater than the fees charged per credit unit of instruction; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend a change to California Education Code §76370 to remove section (b) “Students enrolled in classes to receive credit for 10 or more semester credit units shall not be charged a fee to audit three or fewer semester units per semester.”

MSC

Status Report: 

We are still working on the audit fee.