Update Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective – 1998

Fall
2009
Resolution Number
09.02
Contact
Wheeler North
Assigned to
Educational Policies Committee
Category
Curriculum
Status
Completed
Status Report

The paper was revised in Fall 2012.

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