Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective Revisited

Educational Policies Committee

The 1998 Academic Senate for California Community Colleges paper Program Discontinuance: A Faculty Perspective presented issues of program discontinuance and addressed principles and key factors for effective faculty participation in the development of fair and equitable program discontinuance processes. In 2009, an Academic Senate resolution called for an update to that paper to provide senates with information that reflects various changes regarding program discontinuance and related issues that have occurred since 1998. This paper responds to that resolution by incorporating changes that have taken place in the last decade and providing further guidance to local senates about faculty roles in the development and implementation of program discontinuance policies and procedures. This paper is intended to replace the earlier paper by building on its foundation.