Whereas, Oral communication skills, including public speaking presentations, are important for students entering the workplace;
Whereas, Oral communication courses are required for many associate degrees;
Whereas, The A1 General Education Area for transfer to the California State Universities (CSU) has stated expectations that oral communication classes will include public speaking; and
Whereas, California community colleges have significant variations in their oral communication courses that satisfy local graduation requirements and/or the CSU A1 standard;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges convene statewide conversations among discipline faculty about expectations for oral communication courses. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
Committee discussed the topic and determined that other projects such as C-ID , CSU GE and LDTP clarify such expectations and to convene a new group could be costly and difficult. The discipline's professional organizations (e.g. NCA and WASC) additional have identified such standards. The topic may be primarily of local concern.