Whereas, There is a trend to offer courses in an abbreviated format using a variety of delivery methods;
Whereas, Title 5 Regulations have established the primacy of faculty in making decisions regarding curriculum; and
Whereas, Maintaining the integrity of courses is vested in local curriculum committees;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm the role of faculty, through its curriculum committees, in developing and modifying all courses;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge local curriculum committees to exercise their Title 5-mandated responsibilities and to be especially diligent when making decisions regarding format, method of delivery, and related matters (e.g., compressed formats and distance education); and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate provide a breakout at each plenary session that addresses specific curriculum issues, best practices, and curriculum committee roles and responsibilities.
The Basic Skills Committee defers to the Curriculum Committee on this resolution. The Curriculum Committee sponsored twocolloquia, in both halves of the state, conducted research, hosted Plenarybreakouts and drafted a white paper on the topic.