Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Access to Noncredit Courses for Undocumented Students

Whereas, Title 5 §58003.3[1] appears to prohibit districts from collecting apportionment for undocumented students, thus creating a barrier for noncredit student enrollment and restricting colleges from accessing adequate resources needed to serve these students;

Student Accountability Model Codes - CB09 Revision

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Course Basic Element (CB) 09 is designed to indicate the Career Technical Education (CTE) status of courses and serves to meet the CTE Student Accountability Model (SAM) requirements for various forms of CTE funding that seek to ensure student progress through CTE programs;

Internship Opportunities for Students Enrolled in Noncredit Courses and Programs

Whereas, Student internships offered through mechanisms such as cooperative work experience provide valuable opportunities for students to gain on-site work experience directly related to their programs of study;

Whereas, Title 5 §55253 allows students to earn units of college credit for internships through cooperative work experience, yet there appears to be no allowance for providing students enrolled in noncredit courses and programs comparable cooperative work experience opportunities, which is inherently inequitable; and

Evaluation and Certification of Coursework from Home Schools

Whereas, A California community college was recently ordered by a superior court judge to certify and accept a high school language course from an unaccredited home school for Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) purposes;

Whereas, A California Department of Education registration number does not ensure the quality of instruction at a registered, unaccredited home school, and it is increasingly difficult to verify the authenticity of transcripts submitted for evaluation from unaccredited home schools;

Creating Guidelines for Veteran Resource Centers

Whereas, Approximately 89,000 veterans and their dependents attended a California community college during the 2015-16 academic year;[1]

Whereas, Senate Bill 694 (Newman, as of September 21, 2017) would require that all California community colleges, “ensure that each of its campuses provides a dedicated on-campus Veteran Resource Center that offers services to help student veterans transition successfully from military life to educational success through the core components of academics, wellness, and camaraderie;” and

Accessing Data on LGBT-Identified Students from the CCCApply

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges passed resolution 7.01 F15 “LGBT MIS Data Collection and Dissemination” calling for the Chancellor’s Office to “regularly disseminate data collected on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, per AB 620 (Block, 2011) requirements, to local community colleges to better serve LGBT students and to do so in a safe and secure manner in acknowledgement of the sensitive nature of the data;”

CCCApply and Adult Education Schools

Whereas, The California Community Colleges System uses a common application tool known as CCCApply which serves all new students applying to the colleges;

Whereas, CCCApply has capability to indicate the high school(s) that prospective students have attended which facilitates data collection that is used in increasing student success statewide;

Online Training for College Staff to Support Formerly Incarcerated Students

Whereas, The Student Mental Health Program, a partnership between the Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, offers online training courses that simulate interactions in real situations between students and staff for any community college employee or student in order to improve the mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities;


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