Whereas, The use of CCCApply for all students to enter the California Community Colleges System is required as part of the implementation of the Student Success and Support Program;
Whereas, CCCApply is often the first opportunity in the enrollment and onboarding process for students to make choices about their academic careers, which will have a significant impact on their time to degree and dictate their course-taking behavior once enrolled;
Whereas, A major component of many colleges’ design and implementation of their guided pathways frameworks is the creation of collections of academic majors with related coursework to support a career area or transfer goal, referred to often as meta- majors, intended to help students choose academic majors that best fit their interests and abilities; and
Whereas, CCCApply’s technical limitations severely limit the flexibility colleges have to design meta-majors in ways that are easily communicated to students through CCCApply as well as to implement other student onboarding innovations;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to comprehensively evaluate CCCApply for equitable and accessible support of the student admissions process, beginning with the point of initial contact and inquiry, inclusive of the impact on applicants completing the standard application as well as potential separate program applications, and the steps through matriculation to class registration to ensure the ability of individual colleges to serve their unique demographics effectively and efficiently without barriers; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges engage the California Community College Chancellor’s Office in a dialogue regarding modification of the CCCApply application, or a possible replacement tool, in ways that will reduce technical limitations and allow colleges more flexibility to support students and guided pathways innovations.