Amend and Endorse “Recommendations Regarding Repeatability”

Fall
2011
Resolution Number: 
09.07
Contact: 
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Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and Chancellor’s Office have expressed a commitment to changing Title 5 §55041 regarding repeatable courses;

Whereas, Repeatable courses are a curricular matter, and both Education Code §70902 (b) (7) and Title 5 §53200 indicate that recommendations regarding curriculum are the purview of local academic senates;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has worked throughout 2011 to gather input from discipline faculty and other interested parties regarding possible changes to repeatable courses and led the Repeatability Task Force that developed the document “Recommendations Regarding Repeatability”; and

Whereas, The document “Recommendations Regarding Repeatability” contains unnecessary limitations on both the number of ensemble performance courses and on physical education, as well as omits classification of technical theatre production courses as “ensemble performance courses”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges amend the document “Recommendations Regarding Repeatability” by striking the phrase “and students to a total of 16 units of performance courses” which places a non-curricular based limit on student course-taking;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges amend the document “Recommendations Regarding Repeatability” by striking the recommendation to “Limit students to a total of 8 PE courses”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that technical theatre production courses should be classified as ensemble performance courses and as such, allowed to retain current repeatability (Title 5 §55041) along with all other ensemble performance courses in music, theatre and dance; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the document “Recommendations Regarding Repeatability” and its recommendations as amended.

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See Appendix C: Recommendations Regarding Repeatability

Status Report: 

The recommendations noted in this resolution were incorporated into the paper "Recommendations Regarding Repeatability."