Ad Hoc Committee on IGETC Critical Thinking/English Composition Requirement

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Transfer and Retention

Whereas critical thinking is a topic of current academic interest and concern, and

Whereas misunderstanding and confusion has been created by disagreements between the University of California and the California State Colleges and Universities regarding standards for general education courses in critical thinking, and

Whereas community college faculty need information and dialogue in order to reasonably cooperate with our intersegmental colleagues, and effectively serve our students and communities, and

Whereas careful study by a broad based Academic Senate committee is necessary to fulfill this need,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges direct the Executive Committee to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate the IGETC critical thinking/English composition requirement, philosophy, and implementation, and make an initial report to the Fall 1991 Session, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges request the Executive Committee appoint to the Ad Hoc Committee members from diverse geographic areas and disciplines (including language arts, philosophy, speech and others), and members experienced in teaching critical thinking General Education courses, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges recommend to the Executive Committee that the responsibilities of the Ad Hoc Committee be to gather and disseminate reliable, up-to-date information, to hold regional hearings, and to dialogue with faculty from the UC and CSU systems to gain further understanding of their positions.