Statewide Curriculum Coordination

Spring
2014
Resolution Number: 
09.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The establishment of infrastructure to support the coordinated development of curriculum (either intra or inter-segmentally) and corresponding efforts to identify comparable curriculum is a valuable mechanism for increasing student pathway efficiency because it permits students to readily transition across and among the public and private segments of education and into viable careers;

Whereas, These efforts are and should remain faculty-driven, including projects such as Statewide Career Pathways and the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID), the creation of school to college articulation, and the development of Model and Transfer Model Curricula (MC/TMCs);

Whereas, Inter-coordination of these efforts where appropriate is essential to making school-to-colleges-to-careers pathways rigorous, seamless, and flexible for students irrespective of their academic and career trajectory; and

Whereas, California legislation has inadvertently introduced inconsistency into the current inter-coordination efforts by providing regional funding streams that bypass the California Community College System governance processes;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work to ensure that statewide curriculum systems remain funded, faculty driven, and inter-coordinated where appropriate so that institution-to-institution and institution-to-career pathways remain rigorous, seamless, and flexible.

MSC

Status Report: 

I think we have done as much as we can with this for the moment.    I suppose it is an ongoing issue but the resolution is so vague that I am not sure of what more we would do on it now.