Whereas, California community colleges are modifying and developing curriculum to address AB 1460 (Weber 2019) in accordance with the California State University definition of ethnic studies and to maximize and frame curriculum for student success through an equity-minded lens in support of the Chancellor’s Vision for Success and Call to Action;
Whereas, California community colleges have developed different local approaches to ethnic studies and cultural awareness curriculum that include elements found in the CSU definition of ethnic studies as well as elements intended to keep the fidelity and integrity of the well-established ethnic studies discipline in community colleges; and
Whereas, California community colleges need further guidance to develop local ethnic studies courses in such a way as to support students to meet both transfer and local degree requirements and to matriculate students who demonstrate awareness of and appreciation for the diversity of cultural works, practices, and beliefs leading to ethical, responsible, and equity-minded participation in society;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with ethnic studies faculty to develop a rubric and other professional development materials that help colleges ensure proper course requirements and alignment for California community college courses proposed to meet the CSU General Education Breadth Area F Ethnic Studies; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with ethnic studies faculty to develop a rubric and other professional development materials to provide guidance regarding curriculum elements, such as core competencies and learning outcomes, for community colleges that wish to establish a local ethnic studies competency for their local associate degree that aligns student educational outcomes with legislation and regulation.