Whereas, Lifelong learners from our communities often provide the necessary talent and personnel required to allow core courses in the performing arts (e.g., dance and theater productions, orchestras, bands, and ensembles) to remain viable and allow community college students to transfer into four-year performing arts degree programs;
Whereas, There are no current guidelines facilitating colleges’ development of processes that allow credit and not-for-credit students to be concurrently enrolled in the same section of a course; and
Whereas, Students who participate in performing arts courses often find that these courses reinforce a love of learning and sense of personal efficacy that increases the likelihood of a student completing his/her educational and academic goals;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to formulate guidelines that would help colleges to develop processes that allow credit and not-for-credit students to be concurrently enrolled in the same section of a course.
Currently being discussed in 5C. 2017 -18: The co-chair will provide an update to the field regarding the progress of this resolution.