Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted the paper Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective in Spring 1998;
Whereas, While the 1998 paper directly addresses issues specific to program discontinuance, it does not address program contraction, suspension, or expansion and does not build a solid case for why the topic of program discontinuance is an academic and professional matter under the purview of Title 5 §53200, and it does not effectively build a case for how program discontinuance can dramatically affect our ability to serve students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds;
Whereas, Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, Accreditation Standards, district practices, and Academic Senate positions have evolved since the 1998 paper was written; and
Whereas, Some colleges have established or are establishing improved program discontinuance processes that address program expansion, suspension, and contraction;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research the various changes regarding program discontinuance and related issues that have occurred since the 1998 paper Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective was written and update the paper as necessary.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
The paper was revised in Fall 2012.