Support for Participation in SACC

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Curriculum Committee
Status Report

This resolution was approved as S07 6.03, and language implementing the change has been included in the proposed Title 5 regulation changes going before the Board of Governors in July 2007.

Whereas, Recommendation 1.5 of the System Office (previously known as the CCCCO) Agency Review noted the need for ".developing a plan for the transition of some aspects of curriculum approval to the regional level and some to the local level..." and called for the establishment of a standing curriculum advisory committee, efforts to improve statewide understanding of curriculum processes, amendment of the Education Code and Title 5 to permit local approval of stand-alone courses, and expansion of the definition of learning assistance/supplementary instruction;

Whereas, The System Advisory Committee on Curriculum (SACC) was formed in response to the Agency Review and has been instrumental in achieving Title 5 changes with respect to learning assistance/supplementary instruction and pending changes with respect to stand-alone courses; and

Whereas, SACC provides a unique and beneficial opportunity for faculty, System Office staff, and administrators to work collegially on curriculum-related matters;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the continued involvement of faculty in SACC and utilize this committee as a means of effecting systemwide changes as desired by the body and of facilitating a greater understanding of all aspects of curriculum.MSC Disposition: Local Senates, System Office