Academic Integrity in Short-Term Courses

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hereas, The move to compressed calendars and economic pressures has resulted in the creation of three- and four-week intersessions;

Whereas, Administrators are scheduling three-, four-, and even five-unit classes within these intersessions; and

Whereas, There are serious pedagogical considerations that need to be reviewed by the curriculum committees;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges insist that when a course of three or more units is offered in a format of less than six (6) weeks, the course must be reviewed by the local curriculum committee prior to it being scheduled; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the local curriculum committee review include the following: academic integrity and rigor, the method for meeting Carnegie units, the appropriateness of the method of delivery, and the class size.MSR Disposition: Executive Committee to perfect the resolution and return to the Fall 2006 Plenary Session.

Status Report: 

The committee revised the resolution and resubmitted it for the Fall 2007 Plenary Session. It was adopted as resolution F06 9.01.