Study of Impact of Higher Graduation Requirements on Students

Spring
2006
Resolution Number
09.03
Contact
Karolyn van Putten
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
Category
Curriculum
Status
Completed
Summary
Research, document and report back to a future plenary session the impact of any implemented higher graduation requirements in mathematics and English on California community college students.
Status Report

**Completed.*** FOUND NOT FEASIBLE***
After discussion in several years' Educational Policies Committees, with the Chancellor's Office and the Executive Committee, it was determined that conducting such research was infeasible. This year's committee wrote a Rostrum in Fall 08 to explain this.

Whereas, At the Spring 2005 Plenary Session, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges approved resolutions that recommended changing the Title 5 associate degree minimum requirements in English to "an English course at the level of the course typically known as 1A, either English 1A or another English course at the same level and with the same rigor, approved locally" and in Mathematics to "a mathematics course at the level of the course typically known as intermediate algebra, either intermediate algebra or another mathematics course at the same level, with the same rigor and with elementary algebra as a prerequisite, approved locally"; and

Whereas, The framing document that was used to inform debate on this issue did not address the impact of higher graduation requirements on students and noted that these questions of impact are "worthy" of additional research;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research, document and report back to a future plenary session the impact of any implemented higher graduation requirements in mathematics and English on California community college students.MSC Disposition: Local Senates