Concurrent enrollment has been a major focus of the Educational Policy Committee in 2016 - 17. Members held breakouts at both plenary sessions, IDI, CTE Leadership and Curriculum Institutes. Multiple Rostrum articles and FAQs on local senates and dual enrollment were developed. Members participated in the creation of the IEPI Tool Kit on Dual Enrollment. This topic was presented at both the Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 plenary session, as well as the 2016 Curriculum institute.
Whereas, The topic of concurrent or dual enrollment for secondary students who simultaneously enroll in college courses has gained national and statewide attention, as evidenced by current legislation such as AB 1409 (as of July 18, 2007) and research conducted by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University (http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu);
Whereas, California is focusing more than ever on such things as the need to link schools and colleges, especially for Career and Technical Education (CTE) or occupational students and in general to improve high school graduation rates, student preparation for college and student success in completing college programs;
Whereas, There are likely advantages and disadvantages to community colleges to modifying the current limitations on concurrent enrollment; and
Whereas, Discussions about concurrent enrollment for secondary students are underway across the state, which may or may not include the faculty voice;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to begin discussions at the local level on the potential expansion of concurrent enrollment for secondary students; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office, the Department of Education, and other groups to ensure that all conversations around the expansion of concurrent enrollment for secondary students include the faculty voice. MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates