Update Baccalaureate Degree Handbook

Fall
2021
Resolution Number: 
09.02
Category: 
Curriculum

Whereas, California Code of Regulations Title 5 §55009 established that the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office “shall prepare and maintain a handbook detailing requirements for district baccalaureate degree pilot programs established pursuant to California Education Code Section 78041,” and that the handbook “shall include, but not be limited to, requirements related to admissions, curriculum, student services, and financial aid,” much of which are academic and professional matters; and

Whereas, The first version of the Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program Handbook was developed by stakeholders, including the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in 2016 in response to SB 850 (Block, 2014), which authorized the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to establish a statewide pilot baccalaureate degree program at not more than 15 pilot colleges, and from which pilot designation has since been removed; and

Whereas, Baccalaureate programs in the California community colleges regularly operate according to the standards included in the Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program Handbook, yet the handbook has not been updated since its initial approval;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to update the Baccalaureate Degree Handbook.

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