Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

SB 1440 Long Term Impact Research

Whereas, The recently signed SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) intends to improve the ability of students to transfer from California community colleges to California State Universities (CSU);

Whereas, The impact of this law will potentially affect enrollment patterns and other existing patterns of service and instruction provided to students by California community colleges;

Whereas, While the bill requires research on student transfer and success rates, nothing in SB 1440 (Padilla, 2010) requires research into possible unintended or undesirable consequences; and

Renew Commitment to Consultation Council

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is one of many officially recognized stakeholders responsible for developing and recommending policy and practices for California community colleges;

Whereas, The Consultation Council, as the statewide version of a local participatory governance council, provides the vehicle which all constituent groups have committed to use for statewide governance discussions to make recommendations to the Chancellor;

Timely Notification of Changes to Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) Narratives and Templates

Whereas, Colleges that have been diligent and conscientious in creating and submitting the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree proposals based upon Transfer Model Curricula (TMC) have sometimes found that the rules, deadlines, and templates for submitting TMC-based proposals have been changed in a manner that has confused and frustrated the good faith efforts of the colleges to complete curriculum in a timely manner;

Commission on the Future Recommendations

Whereas, The Community College League of California (CCLC) Commission on the Future has met over a period of time and identified large-scale recommendations to promote student success over the next ten years;
Whereas, Processes for promoting student success are clearly academic and professional matters;
Whereas, The Commission on the Future included only two faculty members, neither of whom were appointed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and

Basic Skills and Student Success Efforts

Whereas, SB 1143 (Liu, 2010) directs the Board of Governors “to adopt a plan for promoting and improving student success within the California community colleges and to establish a task force to examine specified best practices and models for accomplishing student success.

Faculty Primacy and SB 1143 Implementation Task Force

Whereas, SB 1143 (Liu, 2010) calls for a task force to make recommendations on student success and the metrics used to measure success; and
Whereas, By law and regulation the advice of the Academic Senate must be relied primarily upon in all academic and professional matters, and student success is an academic and professional matter;

Commission on the Future

Whereas, The Community College League of California (CCLC) Commission on the Future has met over a period of time and identified recommendations regarding student success for the future actions of the California community colleges over the next ten years; and
Whereas, Many of the recommendations of the Commission on the Future properly fall under the areas defined as “academic and professional matters” as defined in Title 5 regulations and as such are the responsibility of faculty and of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and

Chancellor’s MOU with Kaplan University

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kaplan University to articulate single course sections for participating individual community colleges without consulting the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, articulation officers, counselors, and many other relevant constituent groups;

Support for Academic Senate Participation in CCC Assess Project

Whereas, Assembly Bill 2682 (Block, February 19, 2010) “Community colleges: student assessments: pilot project ” formalizes what has generally been referred to as “CCC Assess,” which comprises the establishment of a data warehouse that would allow for centralized access to K-14 student testing data and transcripts, of potentially great usefulness in the application of multiple measures to placement decisions, and the establishment of contracts for systemwide assessment for placement testing options in the areas of English, reading, mathematics, and English as a Second Language that would re

MOU with Kaplan University

Whereas, The current consultative process as described in AB 1725 has served the California Community College System, its colleges, and its students by providing for well-informed and deliberative collaboration that helps to ensure quality education;


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