Whereas, San Diego State University (SDSU), through its dual admissions program, is offering under-prepared students from selected high schools in the San Diego metropolitan area special admission after completing required remedial coursework at a community college;
Whereas, Students who enroll in the SDSU dual admissions program are assessed in the same way as entering freshmen at CSU, with one test in mathematics (ELM) and one test in English (EPT), instead of by the more valid means of multiple measures as required by California Community College regulations, and are thus placed in basic skills courses without benefit of the more complete community college assessment; and
Whereas, Consultation between faculty from the CSU and the California community colleges has not
Resolved this inconsistency in community college placement practices for students taking advantage of the CSU admissions program;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to enforce existing matriculation regulations regarding community college student assessment and placement;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with the Intersegemental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) to study all existing and proposed dual admissions programs to determine inconsistencies in placement practices and other issues that affect enrollment and student success; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate oppose any CSU dual admissions programs that selectively offer students access opportunities that are not available to all community college students. MSC Disposition: ICAS, Chancellor's Office, Local Senates
Opposition to CSU dual admissions proposals were particularly successful.