Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopted the following definition of information competency for California Community Colleges: "Information competency is the ability to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information in all its various formats. It combines aspects of library literacy, research methods, and technological literacy. Information competency includes consideration of the ethical and legal implications of information and requires the application of both critical thinking and communication skills" (Resolution 16.02 S98);
Whereas, The California Community Colleges are currently implementing numerous impactful initiatives and in the early stages of the wholesale transformation called for by the guided pathways movement;
Whereas, The May 11, 2017 letter from Governor Brown to Chancellor Oakley spoke only of exploring options for a 115th college, an entirely online college; and
Whereas, The target population of “adults with some college and no certification” as well as “working adults with vocational needs” was defined by Chancellor Oakley without input from system partners, including the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges despite the fact that designing programs and developing curriculum is an academic and professional matter; and
Whereas, Title 5 §53200 defines academic and professional matters to include degree and certificate requirements and educational program development, and Title 5 §53203 requires “the governing board or its designees will consult collegially with the academic senate when adopting policies and procedures on academic and professional matters;”
The course outline of record (COR) is central to the curricular processes in the California community colleges. The COR has evolved considerably from its origins as a list of topics covered in a course. Today, the course outline of record is a document with defined legal standing that plays a critical role in the curriculum of the California community colleges. The course outline has both internal and external influences that impact all aspects of its content, from outcomes to teaching methodology, which, by extension, impact program development and program evaluation.
Whereas, The 2012 changes to Title 5 Regulations regarding course repetition limited the ability of some colleges to address the needs of their lifelong learning student populations as well as other students in various disciplines and situations;
Whereas, Lifelong learning courses for the purposes of adult education and community service remain an aspect of the mission of the California community colleges per Education Code § 66010.4;
Whereas, Resolution 9.06 S14 directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to “update The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide to more accurately reflect the current curriculum processes, guidelines, and requirements and present it for adoption at the Spring 2016 Plenary Session.”;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide and disseminate the paper to local senates and curriculum committees upon its adoption.
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) approved resolution 9.06 S16, which states that the ASCCC should “urge local senates to ensure that institutional decisions regarding student learning outcomes assessment are understood to be a curricular matter and therefore institutions should consult collegially with local senates;”
Whereas, Faculty believe that a foundational outcome of the community college experience should be the development of our students as whole persons;
Whereas, Faculty affirm open-access, opportunity for student exploration, and the traditional breadth of a liberal education as historically critical pieces of the community college mission;
Whereas, Faculty remain open to new strategies that may enhance the ability of our students to achieve their goals, including those who struggle most; and
Whereas, AB 288 (Holden, 2015 ostponed indefinitely it. deci will require reviews by engineering and manufacturing to review the design. m the audit. deci) created new regulations for the creation and implementation of dual enrollment programs designed to reach students previously excluded from dual enrollment agreements, including students who struggle academically or who are at risk of dropping out;
Whereas, Dual enrollment programs have the potential to provide underperforming students a pathway to engage in college-level work prior to graduation from high school;