Role of Librarians in Curricular Process Services

Fall
1993
Resolution Number: 
15.06
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Professional Standards
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas the Academic Senate at its 1988 Spring session adopted a resolution recommending to local senates that the evaluation of library resources be a component of new course approval in the curriculum review process, and


Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Executive Committee included a library and learning resource materials adequacy component in the Course Proposal Form, and

Whereas, within the preliminary report of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges "Curriculum Committees: Standards of Good Practice," librarians are listed as voting members of the curriculum committee, and

Whereas in the Curriculum Standards Handbook, library sign-off for ascertaining adequacy of library resources is required for approval of credit programs and courses, and

Whereas community college librarians, by their academic and professional training, work closely with course and program development across the curriculum,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to support the essential role of librarians in the curriculum process and to work toward the greater involvement of librarians in approval of new programs and courses, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that a librarian be a member of each college curriculum committee.
M/S/C DISPOSITION: Local senates