Asserting Faculty Primacy in Teaching Modality

Spring
2021
Resolution Number
09.03
 
Contact
Kelly Rivera
Assigned to
Executive Committee
Category
Curriculum
Status
Assigned

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is empowered by Title 5 §53206 with regard to representing local academic senates from California community colleges statewide in the formation of state policies on academic and professional matters;

Whereas, Local academic senates at California community colleges are organizations whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters (Title 5, §53200);

Whereas, Historically, faculty at California community colleges have determined when development of online versions of curriculum meets the pedagogical standards of course content and is supportive of student success; and,

Whereas, Modality of content delivery, whether face-to-face, partially online, synchronous online, or asynchronous online, is directly connected to the faculty purview established under Title 5 §53200, particularly curriculum and instruction development, pedagogical and andragogical preparation, and student success;

Resolved, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges assert that, under Title 5 §53200, the modality in which a course is offered is firmly within faculty purview.

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