Title 5 Proposed Regulation for Noncredit Students Enrolling in Simultaneous and Overlapping Courses

Spring
2007
Resolution Number: 
06.04
Assigned to : 
Category: 
State and Legislative Issues
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, Currently proposed Title 5 Regulation changes in 55007 (Simultaneous Enrollment and Overlapping Courses) seek to prohibit credit and noncredit students from simultaneous enrollment in multiple sections of the same course and enrolling in overlapping courses;

Whereas, The proposed regulation changes may be appropriate for credit, but noncredit students in ESL and other areas of noncredit instruction are often encouraged by noncredit faculty to simultaneously enroll in multiples sections of the same course and in overlapping courses because it promotes accelerated learning and increases practice, repetition, and intensity of the learning process; and

Whereas, This proposal is being put forward without any examination of whether or not restrictions on simultaneous enrollment and overlapping courses are appropriate for noncredit students;


Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the inclusion of noncredit students in the proposed Title 5 Regulation changes regarding simultaneous and overlapping courses until the issue is studied to determine appropriate recommendations; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges report its recommendations to the System Advisory Committee on Curriculum, and the Board of Governors before the Fall 2007 Plenary Session.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates