Broaden the Definitions of Success and Completion

Fall
2014
Resolution Number: 
08.02
Category: 
Counseling
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, Colleges are being held to completion targets and expectations of completion transfer to UC or CSU;

Whereas, UC and CSU are the only recognized “successful transfer” institutions, and many students have other educational goals that don’t count as success, such as health programs to gain employment or improved employment as a result of California community college education to complete low-unit certificates to improve their employability; and

Whereas, The mission of the California community colleges in Education Code §66010.4(a)(1)] states, “The California Community Colleges shall, as a primary mission, offer academic and vocational instruction at the lower division level for both younger and older students, including those persons returning to school,” and [(a)(2)(C)(3)] states, “A primary mission of the California Community Colleges is to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training, and services that contribute to continuous workforce improvement”;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community College work with the Chancellor’s Office to collect data and the legislature to recognize other educational goals and completion parameters such as transfer to out-of-state and private universities, gaining employment, or improving employment, which are consistent with the established mission of the California community colleges; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office and legislature to recognize individual students’ self-stated educational goals on their educational plans as valid parameters of completion, consistent with the established mission of the California community colleges. 

MSC