Whereas, The California Community Colleges are facing an unprecedented demand for courses and are being forced to prioritize course offerings;
Whereas, Growing concern exists among some groups and individuals regarding the appropriateness of California community college course offerings—as demonstrated by the rhetoric of the Legislative Analyst’s Office and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges System, as well as the recommendations (as of September 30, 2011) made by the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010); and
Whereas, Course development and enrollment management should be guided by demonstrated student and community educational need, as well as be fiscally and academically responsible (see Academic Senate adopted paper 2009 Enrollment Management Revisited);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local academic senates to ensure that course development and enrollment management are appropriately determined by documented educational need and further refined by fiscal considerations.
Update 6/25/2015: Article included in Rostrum.