Awarding Credit for Prior Learning Experience

Spring
2016
Resolution Number: 
07.02
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, AB 2462 (Block, 2012) called for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to “determine for which courses credit should be awarded for prior military experience”;

Whereas, The creation of baccalaureate degrees at the California community colleges has increased interest in allowing credit for a variety of prior learning experiences, which could be problematic without guidelines and faculty participation;

Whereas, The awarding of credit for prior experiences, rather than prior coursework, may be a new concept for many colleges; and

Whereas, As with credit by exam and other forms of awarding of credit, the purview of discipline faculty in determining what experience should count, how many units should be awarded, and other issues is paramount to the process;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and other interested stakeholders to develop effective practices for the awarding of credit for prior military learning and experience; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and other interested stakeholders to explore the option of awarding credit for forms of prior learning and experience outside of those involving military experience. 

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