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