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The Basic Skills Professional Development Initiative Academic Fundamentals is being proposed out of the need to provide basic skills, and by extension English as a Second Language (ESL), education to students underprepared for college-level work, including those unable to pass the California High School Exit Exam; address the unmet needs of the California Community College System in the area of basic skills education as noted in the 2006 System Office Strategic Plan; and attend to the professional development needs of community college faculty as they seek to provide basic skills courses/programs in their efforts to ensure student succeed. This Initiative provides statewide training and support to address the professional development needs of community college administrators, faculty, and staff in the areas of basic skills and ESL instruction and will jointly address both credit and noncredit instruction as they apply to the broad basic skills area, including appropriate English, mathematics, reading, writing and ESL instruction.
A Web Site maintained by the Academic Senate for those who develop, review, and approve curriculum. This web site is designed to assist those within the California Community Colleges who design and approve curriculum. The process of Developing a Course Outline is discussed and Sample Course Outlines are presented on this website along with other useful information.
Executive Committee Members
The Academic Senate Executive Committee is comprised of 14 members: four officers (president, vice president, secretary and treasurer) and 10 representatives. The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the resolutions adopted by the delegates on all 109 California community colleges.
Each year the Academic Senate appoints faculty members to its statewide Standing Committees, Chancellor's Office advisory committees, and task forces. We actively solicit nominations to serve from faculty through plenary sessions, institutes, mailings, and personal contact. Last year the Senate appointed more than 126 faculty members to serve at the state level in shaping statewide policies. However, we still had more requests for faculty to serve than we had faculty willing to serve. We need your help!
The publication database includes adopted papers, Executive Committee background and position papers, guidelines, and other senate publications. Each paper will clearly state if it is an adopted paper of the Academic Senate.
The work of ASCCC is guided by the various resolutions passed at the spring and fall plenary sessions. These resolutions, in turn, are used to guide the work of local senates. This searchable database of past resolutions will provide information as to the formal positions of the faculty on various academic and professional matters.
California Community College's Chancellor's Office Reports
This page contains links to reports that are generated and released by the Chancellor's Office. At this time, all reports listed are those compiled by the Program Support Development Unit; however, this will become a comprehensive reports portal page as we add more reports from other units.
California Community College's Chancellor's Office Data Mart
Data Mart permits the user to conduct queries on student demographics, Full Time Equivalent Students (FTES), student services, retention/success rates and much more
California Community College's Chancellor's Office System Strategic Plan Updates
On January 17, 2006, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges unanimously adopted the final draft of the Strategic Plan. Contained on this site is further information on the history of the Strategic Plan and the Implementation Process. The site will also contain updates on the progress of the implementation process.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accredits associate degree granting institutions in California, Hawaii, the Territories of Guam and American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. ACCJC is one of three commissions under the corporate entity known as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
WesternAssociation of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
WASC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. The accrediting activities of WASC are conducted by three Commissions that accredit different segments of education. The Accrediting Commission for Schools has the responsibility for accreditation of all schools below the college level. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) evaluates and accredits public and private postsecondary institutions that offer two-year education programs and award the associate degree. The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits public and private senior colleges and universities.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
WICHE is an interstate compact, created by legislative action of the 15 western states, to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of those states. It implements a number of activities, including policy analysis and research, in order to accomplish its objectives.
Chancellor's Office Career Education Practices Unit
The Career Education Practices (CEP) Unit of the Workforce and Economic Development Division focuses on program coordination and advocacy, policy development and coordination with K-18 workforce preparation and career and technical education systems. The CEP Unit is responsible for the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Act (Perkins IV) of 2006, which includes managing and coordinating activities that impact other interagency and intra-agency objectives. The unit also coordinates the implementation of the Governor's Career Pathways Initiative (SB 70; SB 1133). In addition, the CEP Unit is responsible for the development, dissemination, and implementation of the California State Plan and the annual performance reports.
Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation
In September 2005 Senator Scott's Vocational Education legislation, SB 70, was chaptered into the Education Code section 88532. The bill focuses on improving the linkages and career-technical pathways between high school and California community colleges. ASCCC is designing and implementing one SB 70-funded project, Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation.
This project will provide an opportunity for high school and college faculty to meet, collaborate and develop articulation agreements. Agreements that result will vary by discipline and may include alignment of course skills, concepts and sequences, advanced placement possibilities and credit by examination options.
Vocational and Technical Education Act (VTEA 1998) Core Indicator Report Selection
Reports for the VTEA "Core Indicators" are available by selecting the College, Program Year and Report type above. Each report provides multiple levels of reports. Levels include Taxonomy of Program (TOP) codes at two, four and six digit levels for college, district and statewide levels. See VTEA Quick Reference or Report and Indicator description and methodology for detailed report descriptions.
California State University (CSU) Academic Senate
The CSU Academic Senate represents faculty at the 23 CSU campuses at the state level.
University of California Office of the President (UCOP)
This is an entry way to many sites associated with the UC system.
Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST)
This site is the official repository of articulation agreements for the state of California. Created under the guidance and counsel of the three California postsecondary educational segments: the University of California, the California State Universities, and the California Community Colleges, ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. ASSIST is California's official online source for articulation agreements and other course transfer information
California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC)
CIAC serves as a statewide forum for Articulation Officers to meet, discuss, and resolve college transfer and articulation issues; and to facilitate the progress of students between and among the segments of postsecondary education in California.
Intersegmental Coordinating Committee (ICC; K-12, higher education)
The operational arm of the California Education Round Table (CERT) representing the heads of all the California education segments. The Round Table considers issues affecting all segments of education. Its agenda is implemented through working committees composed of staff, faculty and students managed by its operating arm, the Intersegmental Coordinating Committee.
Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS; CCC, CSU, UC)
ICAS is voluntary organization comprised of representatives of the Academic Senates of the three segments of public higher education in California, CSU, UC, and CCC. It meets regularly for the purpose of jointly addressing matters of academic importance to all three segments such as student preparation for postsecondary education, the California Master Plan for Higher Education, access, transfer, articulation, general education, and educational quality and standards. The recommendations of ICAS are made to the Academic Senates of each of the three segments. ICAS advises not only the senates of public higher education but also education officials and policy makers in California. It does not directly implement higher education policy.
Lower Division Transfer Patterns Project (LDTP; CSU)
The Lower-Division Transfer Patterns (LDTP) project, sponsored by the California State University (CSU) and supported by the California Community Colleges, presents potential transfer students with a set of "road maps" to follow that will ensure appropriate academic preparation for studies at CSU and that will decrease time to graduation once these students enter the CSU. The LDTP for each discipline has a statewide as well as campus-specific components. The statewide component of the LDTP is appropriate for any CSU campus that offers the major and is comprised of general education coursework as well as some courses within the discipline. The campus-specific component identifies discipline related coursework relevant to the major at the specific CSU campus. Together these components for an LDTP discipline will total at least 60 units, the number needed to transfer to CSU as an upper-division student.
Brown Act (Ralph M. Brown Act)
California legislation assures that meetings of bodies such as Boards of Trustees and academic senates are open to the public and that information is readily available.
- Implications of the Brown Act Provisions for Academic Senates
- CALIFORNIA CODES GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54950-54963
In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.
- Open and Public III - A User's Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act
California Code of Regulations (Title 5)
This website is maintained by West under contract with the State of California Office of Administrative Law to provide free public access to the full text of the California Code of Regulations. The user may search by section, word, or title.
First Amendment Project
The First Amendment Project is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition. FAP offers direct legal representation to individuals, civic organizations, journalists and media organizations involved in petition and free speech or right-to-know cases, provides litigation support services to other attorneys, raises public awareness about issues of free speech and access to government, and provides education and advice on First Amendment issues.
Resources - Index: Education Code, Title 5, Standing Orders, and Opinions Index
This document lists Education Code sections, provisions of title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Standing Orders of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, legal opinions, and advisories issued since January 1983 by the Legal Affairs Division of the Chancellor's Office, that relate to identified topics. It is an ongoing work in progress. It was initially developed for internal use by Chancellor's Office staff and is now being made available as a service to district personnel and others who may wish to research legal issues related to California community colleges.
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Founded in 1915, AAUP defends academic freedom and tenure, advocates collegial governance, and develops policies ensuring due process AAUP produced many documents on professional standards, including outstanding papers on academic freedom and ethics.
League for Innovation in the Community College
The League is an international association that seeks to transform higher education. The League´s board consists of twenty community college CEOs. The League has over 100 corporate partners. The League works to transform community colleges by restructuring them as productive centers. With a stress on innovation, the League particularly promotes instructional technology and distance education.
National Education Association (NEA)
Back issues of NEA Update available online.
California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE)
CCCAOE is the professional organization of vocational/occupational administrators and faculty. CCCAOE's purpose is to promote public recognition of vocational education and economic development activities; to develop partnerships with community agencies; to serve as a resource in assisting the membership to provide quality opportunities for professional growth within the community colleges.
Community College League of California (CCLC)
The Community College League of California is a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose voluntary membership consists of the 72 local community college districts in California. The League serves the districts in six areas: education programs, research and policy analysis, fiscal services programs, governmental relations, communications, and governance of athletics.
California Community College Directory
This page maintained by the Community College League of California (CCLC) offers information on each college in the system listed in the alphabetical order.
California Department of Education
This arm of the state government administers the K-12 system.
California Part-time Faculty Association (CPFA)
The mission of the California Part-Time Faculty Association (CPFA) is to create the opportunity for community college students to have equal access to quality education by promoting professional equity for all faculty.
California Postsecondary Education Commission
CPEC is the state agency which makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on higher education policies.
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)
FACCC is a statewide professional membership association that advocates solely for all community college faculty. FACCC endeavors to work cooperatively with all community college faculty organizations. FACCC maintains a policy of strict neutrality as to the selection, organizational structure, governance and leadership of other faculty organizations.
Foundation for California Community Colleges
The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) assists community colleges (and other partner schools) to operate more effectively and efficiently through donations, grants, programs, and services that drive excellence while saving millions of dollars each year.
FCCC is the sole official auxiliary for the California Community Colleges' Board of Governors, Chancellor, and System Office. FCCC is a non-profit corporation, tax-exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3). FCCC receives no direct State or public support.
Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC)
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges is the official voice of the 2.1 million students on California Community Colleges as recognized in Title 5 section 50002.