Whereas, Many colleges are still developing courses that require sufficient time for reading, writing, critical reflection, extended instructor assessment, and instructor student communication, long term problem solving, and open-ended lab work;
Whereas, The trend of offering community college courses in ever-shortened time frames can create time constraint pressures on students and instructors that inhibit effective student learning; and
Whereas, Offering such classes in abbreviated time frames to students who are eager to complete a class for which they are substantially under-prepared in a truncated time seems a misguided way of creating greater convenience for students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge communitycolleges to refrain from offering any courses of three or more semester units in any alternative delivery time frames other than full-term except with the consent of the tenured discipline faculty and the curriculum committee.
Localcurriculum chairs will be contacted on the ASCCC Curriculum listserv as partof an introductory statement for AY 04/05 and requested to encourage thedisbursement of appropriate COR to all new faculty.