Definitions of Course Level

Fall
2003
Resolution Number
09.01
 
Contact
Mark Wade Lieu
Assigned to
Noncredit, Pre-Transfer, & Continuing Education Committee
Category
Curriculum
Status
Completed
Status Report

Completed as far as practicable with presentation of breakout F03 and publication of Rostrum article.

Whereas, Many discussions of current curricular topics involve course-level discussions using terms such as "basic skills", "pre-collegiate", and "college-level";

Whereas, Such discussions are often hampered by the fact that understanding of these terms differs among individuals, community colleges, and systems of higher education; and

Whereas, A common understanding of such terms is necessary for productive discussion of curricular topics;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop definitions for commonly used terms for designating course level, such as "basic skills," "pre-collegiate basic skills," and "college-level," that can be used throughout the system; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges offer a breakout session at the Spring 2004 Plenary Session to begin exploration of the issues involved in the establishment of such definitions.