Whereas California community college students have repeatedly expressed a range of frustrations with the diversity of course numbering throughout the California Community College system, with difficulties encountered in taking courses from more than one community college in order to package them for successful transfer, with transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions, and with understanding the relationship between courses at different institutions,
Whereas students also experience frustration in finding themselves engaged in educational redundancy when they have to repeat material because of confusion and conflicts in movement from one institution to another,
Whereas students and faculty have significantly different views on the value and feasibility of attempting to implement common course numbering, and even an understanding of what "common course numbering" means, and
Whereas all segments of the California Community College system have a mutual interest in and dedication to supporting students in pursuit of quality education, including making educational advancement as smooth as possible,
Resolved that the Academic Senate consult with the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC) regarding the possibility of forming a joint working group designed to explore issues surrounding the broad discussions currently loosely covered by the expression "common course numbering," and
Resolved that this working group, if formed, be urged to produce a joint Academic Senate-CalSACC issues paper addressing such matters as
Student frustrations and concerns regarding course equivalency, numbering, articulation, transfer and requirements;
Possible solutions to these concerns, including feasibility of implementation, costs, and value; and
Recommendations of ways to meet student concerns and further work toward meeting the goal of seamless educational progress throughout the state.
Given the unilateral action of CSU and the disbanding of CAN, the committe requests that this resolution be declared moot and removed.