Repeatability of Credit Co-Requisite Support Courses

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Curriculum Committee

Whereas, In response to the implementation of the requirements of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017) colleges are creating credit and noncredit support courses for English and mathematics, including required credit co-requisite courses;

Whereas, The regulatory language in Title 5 section 55041 on repeatable courses did not foresee the requirements of AB 705 (Irwin, 2017), and thus does not address the repeatability of credit support courses for English and mathematics;

Whereas, If a student needs to repeat an English or mathematics class because of an earned substandard grade, that student cannot repeat a required co-requisite support class unless he or she also earned a substandard grade in the co-requisite support course; and

Whereas, Noncredit support courses in English and mathematics may not be a viable option for all colleges for a variety of reasons;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to explore options to allow for credit co-requisite course repeatability, including possible changes to Title 5 section 55041, to address repetition of credit co-requisite support courses for English and mathematics.